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Ultimate Beneficial Owners Register

Business entities must identify natural person beeing ultimate beneficial owner per 19. November 2017 and enter it into official register till 19. January 2018.

Based on Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Directive EU 2015/849 of the 20th of May, 2015) which was incorporated into new Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act in Slovenia, business entities are obliged to define and identify ultimate beneficial owners until November 19th 2017 and enter them into official Register of ultimate beneficial owners (in Ajpes) till January 19th 2018 the latest. An information on ultimate beneficial owner will be available on Ajpes portal from January 19th 2018 on. An ultimate beneficial owner is a natural person who ultimately owns (25 %), supervises, or otherwise exercises control over an entity or a natural person on whose behalf a transaction is carried out.

In accordance with the AML Law, certain legal entities are exempt from the above-mentioned obligations, such as sole traders and single-member limited liability companies.

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