This section provides you with a brief introduction to the Dutch insolvency register.
In the Netherlands, there are three kinds of insolvency:
The district courts are responsible for decisions on all these types of insolvency, and for maintaining the relevant data within their own registers. They are also responsible for the (automated) transmission of insolvency notifications to the Council for the Judiciary, which uses these notifications for the Central Insolvency Register (CIR) on bankruptcies and moratoriums.
The CIR contains all information from published insolvency notifications, including:
The CIR was established by law, so information contained in it may be assumed to be legally binding.
Besides the CIR there is also a National Register of Debt Restructuring Cases (Landelijk Register Schuldsaneringen – LRS), which is run by one of the Legal Aid Councils (Raden voor rechtsbijstand). As an additional service (not required by law), the CIR also contains the data from the LRS. The CIR and the LSR can both be consulted online.
The Central Insolvency Register contains information from local registers kept by various courts on bankruptcies, suspensions of payments, and cancellations of debts relating to natural persons (private individuals).
Yes, access is free of charge.
There are no restrictions on access to the CIR online.
For professional users, a web-based service is available allowing re-use of the data.
You can only search for natural persons by:
Beyond one year from the publication date, you will no longer be able to find insolvency notifications by their date. You can search for companies and legal persons by:
The CIR came into being on 1 January 2005. All cases occurring or notified after that date can be found in the CIR.
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