Insolvency registers - Netherlands
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This section provides you with a brief introduction to the Dutch insolvency register.
What information does the Dutch insolvency register contain?
In the Netherlands, there are three kinds of insolvency:
- debt restructuring
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:
- personal details
- company names
- business register IDs
- details on curators and administrators
- all previous notifications
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.
Disclaimer of the Dutch insolvency register
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).
Is access to the Dutch insolvency Register free?
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.
How to search the Dutch insolvency register
You can only search for natural persons by:
- name and date of birth
- name, postcode and house number
- date of birth, postcode and house number.
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:
- company name
- business ID
History of the Dutch Insolvency Register
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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Last update: 06/02/2015