Greek commercial register joins e-justice platform

Information such as equity capital, management members and financial statements of companies from 14 (so far) EU member states will be available through the European e-Justice platform after its interconnection with the Greek General Commercial Registry (GEMI).

GEMI’s interconnection with the European Union’s Unified Commercial Publicity Platform was announced on Tuesday by the Economy Ministry, pointing out that Greece was the first country to join the e-justice platform in 8 June, followed by 14 other EU Member States to date.

In the platform, which can be accessed electronically at https://e-
justice.europa.eu/content_find_a_company-489-en.do, interested parties can search for key company information (name, registration number, EUID, registered office), Company Registry or Company Administrators, company representatives, financial statements, current corporate agreement as well as recent amendments thereto for registered companies in each EU member state as well as for the Iceland Liechtenstein and Norway, while the exchange of information on foreign branches and cross-border mergers is also foreseen.

The search for a company’s data in the e-justice platform is carried out either with the company name or with its registration number in the commercial register of the country of origin. The ministry pointed out that the interconnection will help to promote the competitiveness of Greek and European companies by reducing administrative burdens and increasing legal certainty while stressing that it has been implemented in cooperation with the Central Union of Chambers of Greece.