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This service allows you to get information about insolvency proceedings in the following Member States: Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Romania. It allows you to request a search in the national registers of these countries. There is no centralised EU insolvency register. Your request is sent to the national registers and the reply is sent back within a few seconds. For the time being the service is provided on a ‘best effort’ basis. Availability is therefore not guaranteed.

The service offers a simple search by debtor name in the insolvency registers of the Member States. The advanced search allows users to search using different criteria according to the national insolvency law of each Member State. For instructions on how to search in the registers of each Member State — e.g. the use of special characters — please refer to their rules on accessing national insolvency information. For these rules, see Member State information below.

To use the service, please enter your search request and tick the box confirming that you have read and understood the terms and conditions and that you accept them. Then click on ‘search’. You will be asked to enter a confirmation code to prove that you are a human being, because automatic searches done by machines would slow the system down.

The search results will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can also sort them by country.

The following messages may also appear, indicating the country to which they refer:

  • Your query did not satisfy the minimum national search criteria. Please refer to the information page and make a valid query using the advanced search.
  • Maximum number of results exceeded. Some results were not displayed. Please refine your query and try again.
  • No records were found matching your query.
  • Service unavailable. Please re-submit your request later (meaning there is some problem with the network or the web application).

Clicking on a result will take you to the information stored in the country’s insolvency register. Given the considerable differences in the insolvency law of each country, the information displayed differs significantly from one country to another. For further details, please refer to the country’s rules on accessing national insolvency information.

Although searches can be done in 22 official EU languages and most of the information is available in these languages, some information on the results page will only be displayed in the language(s) of the Member State in question. This is usually case-specific information, such as an extract from a court decision, which unfortunately we cannot translate.

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Member State information
Information provided by the participating Member States

Austria – Insolvency register

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice Link opens in new windowhttp://www.edikte.justiz.gv.at/

The public notification is done by the insolvency courts.

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

The Austrian insolvency register provides a query for simple and advanced search. The register is public available and there are no specific rules for the access to the Austrian insolvency register.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The Federal Ministry of Justice has no objections against the usage of the insolvency information as long as it is clear that the insolvency information is published by independent courts and the directive 96/9/EG of the European parliament and the European Council about the legal protection of registers is considered.

We do not guarantee that a document accessible through the pages of the European e-Justice Portal exactly corresponds to the officially adopted text. Only acts of the Republic of Austria which are published in the legally prescribed way are legally binding. Please mind the Austrian copyright notice under "legal notice".

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

The insolvency information is available till legal deletion period eventuates.

Please refer to the regulations of Austrian Link opens in new windowInsolvency Link opens in new windowStatute.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The Austrian Insolvency register is hosted by the Federal Ministry of Justice in cooperation with the Federal Computing Centre

Bundesministerium für Justiz
1070 Wien, Museumstraße 7
Palais Trautson

Link opens in new windowhttp://www.justiz.gv.at

Bundesrechenzentrum GmbH
1030 Wien, Hintere Zollamtsstraße 4

Link opens in new windowhttp://www.brz.gv.at

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

Supported operation: Monday – Friday 07:00 – 17:00
Unsupported operation 7x24 h

7. Where can I find more information?

Czech Republic – Insolvenční rejstřík (ISIR)

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

Insolvency data are provided by regional courts (including Municipal Court in Prague), high courts and Supreme Court in Brno. Data are sent to the central register.

Courts are responsible for the published insolvency data.

Link to the national insolvency register: Link opens in new windowhttps://isir.justice.cz

Link for insolvency cases launched before 1.1.2008: Link opens in new windowhttp://upadci.justice.cz/cgi-bin/sqw1250.cgi/upkuk/s_i8.sqw

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

There are different search criteria allowed:

  • Name of debtor (natural or legal person)– minimum 3 characters, maximum 40 characters; or
  • Company Identification number – digits only, maximum 8 characters
  • It is not permitted to search by Date of Birth (for natural person) and Personal Identification Number (for legal person) at the same time.
  • If the search queries more than 200 records then the message “Query is too generic” is displayed.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The Insolvency register is publicly accessible and free of charge (Section 419 Para. 3, Act N. 182/2006 Coll., Insolvency Law). On request of a natural person who submits a relevant application to the court, the insolvency court can decide that selected data of the natural person contained in the document can be anonymized. Name and surname of such a natural person are always published. (Section 422, IL).

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

The court deletes debtor from the list of debtors and makes his insolvency data inaccessible after 5 years from the date when the decision, which finalized the insolvency proceedings, came into force, (Section 425, IL)

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The Insolvency register is administered by the Czech Ministry of Justice (tel.: +420.221997111, fax: +420.221997559)

Individual insolvency courts are responsible for published insolvency data.

Personal data protection handles The Office for Personal Data Protection:

Úřad pro ochranu osobních údajů
Pplk. Sochora 27
170 00 Praha 7
Czech Republic

tel.: +420.234665111
fax: +420.234665444

Link opens in new windowhttp://www.uoou.cz/uoou.aspx?lang=en

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

System availability is provided in 5x8 mode (working days x hours per week). The availability is not stipulated by the national legislation.

7. Where can I find more information?

Information provided only in Czech:

Federal Republic of Germany

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

The insolvency data are published by the local courts. In Germany 130 local courts are responsible for the insolvency cases. The data are "technically" published by the Ministry of Justice of NRW on behalf of all German Länder. Link opens in new windowhttp://www.insolvenzbekanntmachungen.de

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

For the first two week after the data are published are there no specific rules. If you want to find data after two weeks then you must fill in the name of the responsible court and a minimum of one other criterion (e.g. minimum 2 characters of the name of the insolvent person, city of residence, etc.)

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The only restriction is that the insolvency data must not be available via another website longer than via the main German website.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

The data are published for a maximum period of 6 months after the final/last decision of the court. After that period it is deleted automatically.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The organisation in charge for the insolvency data of Germany is:

Justizministerium des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Martin-Luther-Platz 40
40212 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49 (211) 8371-917
Fax: +49 (211) 8792-456

The responsible organisation for data protection issues is:

Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Husarenstraße 30
53117 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228-997799-
Fax: +49 228-997799-550

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The website is regularly available 24/7, but there is only a guarantee of service between 6 am and 8 pm from Monday until Friday.

7. Where can I find more information?

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Estonia – Central Commercial Register e-Business Register

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

Estonia does not have a separate insolvency register. In Estonia it is the county courts that hear bankruptcy cases (insolvency proceedings). After declaring bankruptcy, the court must immediately notify the Commercial Register, which is maintained by the registry departments of the county courts.

The Link opens in new windowEstonian Commercial Register contains information on the bankruptcy of legal entities. Entries in the Commercial Register are made on the basis of a court judgment. The e-Business Register information system contains digital data from the Commercial Register maintained by the registry departments of the county courts, the register of non-profit associations and foundations and the commercial pledges register.

Information about the bankruptcy both of legal entities and natural persons can also be found in the official electronic publication Ametlikud Teadaanded (Official Notices) in which announcements of bankruptcy and bankruptcy proceedings are also published.

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

There are no specific rules on accessing national insolvency information. You can search for a legal entity in the Commercial Register information system by name or registry code. The status of the legal entity indicates whether or not the entity is bankrupt.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

Estonia does not have an insolvency register. Information on a company's bankruptcy is publicly available from the Commercial Register, along with a reference to the relevant court judgment. Data in the Commercial Register are public. Court judgments which have entered into force are publicly available on the Internet in the public Link opens in new windowcase law register.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

Data relating to the bankruptcy of private limited companies, public limited companies, European companies, European cooperative societies, European groupings of territorial cooperation and economic cooperatives which are entered in the Estonian Commercial Register and made available via the European e-Justice Portal are stored for 30 years after their deletion from the Commercial Register, closure of the part of the register, or the rejection or withdrawal of the application for first registration of a company or immovable. Data relating to the bankruptcy of self-employed persons, general partnerships, limited partnerships and European Economic Interest Groupings are stored for 10 years after their deletion from the Commercial Register or the rejection or withdrawal of the application for first registration.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The controller of the Estonian Commercial Register is the Ministry of Justice.

Justiitsministeerium
Suur-Ameerika 1, 10122, Tallinn
Estonia

Telephone: (+372) 6 208 100,
Fax: (+372) 6 208 109

E-mail: Link opens in new windowinfo@just.ee
Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.just.ee/en

If you want to file a complaint concerning the processing of data in the Estonian Commercial Register, please contact the Data Protection Inspectorate.

Andmekaitse Inspektsioon
Väike-Ameerika 19, 10129, Tallinn
Estonia

Telephone: (+372) 627 4135,

E-mail: Link opens in new windowinfo@aki.ee
Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://www.aki.ee/en

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

According to the service-level agreement the Estonian Commercial Register data should be available from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. In most cases the data are available around the clock, but this is not guaranteed.

7. Where can I find more information?

Italy – Italian Business Register

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

Data on insolvencies is collected and processed by the Italian courts system under the guidance of the Ministry of Justice. Some of this information is then transferred to the system of Chambers of Commerce (under the Ministry of Economic Development), and is published online as part of the national Business Register, Link opens in new windowhttps://www.registroimprese.it.

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

The Italian Business Register contains information on the insolvency of legal entities. You can search for a legal entity by name, by registry code or by fiscal code. Companies may also be found by searching for company officers and shareholders. Not all company information is free of charge.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

Information relating to insolvencies is accessible to the public and their consultation is regulated by the same rules which regulate access to the Italian business register.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

Insolvency information published in the Italian Business Register is regulated by the specific rules of that register which include provisions for maintaining all prior filings.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

Italy

Phone: +39 06 442851 / Fax +39 06 44285255

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The National Register is usually available 24/7 with access and support guaranteed Monday-Friday (except holidays) from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm.

7. Where can I find more information?

More information can be found at

Latvia – Latvian Insolvency Register

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

The Latvian insolvency register contains entries from 1st January 2008, and they are recorded in the Information System of the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia. The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia is responsible for the Latvian insolvency register.

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

There are no specific rules on accessing national insolvency information. You can search for a legal entity by the following criteria:

  • name or title;
  • registration number (for legal persons) or identity number (for natural persons);
  • type of proceeding for legal persons (insolvency proceeding, legal protection proceeding, non-judicial legal protection proceeding);
  • Case status (Pending cases; All cases)

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The Latvian insolvency register is a public register. The access to information is provided for free to all interested persons, according to law.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

The insolvency information is available permanently.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The Latvian insolvency register is under the authority of the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia.

The Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia
Pērses iela 2, Riga
Latvia

Telephone: (+371) 67031703

E-mail: Link opens in new windowminfo@ur.gov.lv
Website: Link opens in new windowhttp://ur.gov.lv/

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The register is available 24/7. The insolvency data is unavailable only during technical maintenance periods.

7. Where can I find more information?

The Netherlands – Central Insolvency Register (Centraal InsolventieRegister)

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

In the Netherlands the Council for the Judiciary is responsible for the Central Insolvency Register. The register contains the aggregated information from 2005 onwards of all insolvency notifications which by law have to be published in the Official Gazette. The notifications are supplied by the district courts responsible for the insolvency proceedings.

Link opens in new windowhttp://insolventies.rechtspraak.nl/

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

Searches on natural persons can only be performed if at least two of the following search parameters are supplied: surname, date of birth, address (which consists of postal code and house number). Therefore, natural persons cannot be searched via the simple search form. When searching natural persons, please take into account that:

  • wildcards are not allowed;
  • all searches are case-insensitive;
  • diacritics can be entered, but are not necessary (e.g. if you enter ‘Mohlmann’ you will also find ‘Möhlmann’)

Furthermore, due to administrative inconsistencies in the registration process, you are advised to use the following variants if you are looking for natural persons by name – in the order displayed.

  • Start with entering the prefix (like ‘van’ in ‘Ludwig van Beethoven’) in the prefix field, and the rest of the surname in the surname field. Don’t use abbreviations in the prefix field (like ‘v.’ for ‘van’). If there is no prefix, leave the field blank. If the person you are looking for also uses the name of his or her partner in the surname, try the normal style (both surnames concatenated with a hyphen in between, e.g. ‘Beethoven-Brahms’).
  • If this doesn’t give any matches, you can try the following (possibly in combination):
  • Don’t enter the prefix in the prefix field, but in the surname field, with a space white between prefix and surname( e.g. ‘van Beethoven’);
  • Prefixes that do not have a Dutch origin might need a hyphen between prefix and surname – in the surname field (e.g. ‘El-Haddaoui’ instead of ‘El Haddaoui’);
  • Leave the prefix completely out of your search;

If a person carries both his or her own familyname and the surname of the partner, leave out the name of the partner (e.g. if called ‘Beethoven-Brahms’ search just for ‘Beethoven’. Please mind that in the Netherlands it is allowed to use any order. So, to be sure, also try ‘Brahms’.

When searching for a legal person / business, a search is case and diacritic insensitive and a match is found if the specified name is part of the legal name. E.g., if you enter searching for “Mohlman Jansen”, wou will find “Bouwbedrijf Möhlman Jansen BV” but not “Jansen Möhlman Design”.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The Central Insolvency Register can be used by anybody. If you want to re-use the data, you can make use of a free-of-charge webservice, for which (only) Dutch and English documentation is available. To use this webservice you’ll have to declare that you will use the data in compliance with Dutch law on data protection. You can find information and a PDF-form on:

Link opens in new windowhttps://www.rechtspraak.nl/Registers/Paginas/Webservice-Centraal-Insolventieregister.aspx

If you need more information in English, please contact:

Spir-it
t.a.v. afdeling Dataleveranties
Postbus 85228
3508 AE Utrecht
Nederland / the Netherlands

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

Information on any insolvency proceedings can be consulted until six months after the proceedings have ended.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

The Council for the Judiciary is responsible for the Central Insolvency Register, daily operations carried out by ‘spir-it’, the IT-department of the Council:

Spir-it, t.a.v. afdeling Dataleveranties
Postbus 85228
3508 AE Utrecht
Nederland / the Netherlands

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The register is available 24/7, subject to technical maintenance.

7. Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the Central Insolvency Register on the European e-Justice Portal:

https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_insolvency_registers-110-nl-en.do

ROMANIA – Ministry of Justice, National Trade Register Office, Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

All the data from our insolvency register is collected from documents issued in insolvency proceedings by courts and by insolvency practitioners. The national body responsible for the operation and information provision of these data is the Ministry of Justice – the National Trade Register Office, through the Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin.

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

There are no specific rules on accessing national insolvency information. You can search for a legal entity by name, by registry code, by fiscal identification code or by bulletin number.

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

The access to free information is provided for all interested persons, according to law. The data obtained from the Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin can be re-used only for the purpose of free information of interested persons.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

Permanent.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

Ministry of Justice - National Trade Register Office, Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin:

Ms. Valentina Burdescu, Director of Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin.
Blvd. Unirii, nr. 74, Bl. J3b. Tr. II+III, sector 3, Cod Poștal 030837, Bucureşti
România

Tel: +40213160817, int 400
Fax: +40213160807

Email: Link opens in new windowvalentina.burdescu@onrc.ro

Mr. Ioan Mărginean, Head Clerk Insolvency Proceedings Bulletin Publication Office.
Blvd. Unirii, nr. 74, Bl. J3b. Tr. II+III, sector 3, Cod Poștal 030837, Bucureşti
România

Tel: +40213160817, int 120
Fax: +40213160807

Email: Link opens in new windowioan.marginean@onrc.ro

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The insolvency data is unavailable only during technical maintenance periods.

7. Where can I find more information?

Slovenia - eINSOLV

1. Where does the insolvency data come from? Which is the national body responsible for the operation and information provision of this insolvency data?

The insolvency data come from the bankruptcy offices at Slovenian district courts where bankruptcy and other insolvency proceedings are conducted. The Informatics Centre at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia runs a system for transmitting data in computerised form, which it established under Article 2 of the Rules on the sharing of information on insolvency proceedings in computerised form and the rate of compensation for sharing of information. The website of the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES) includes pages on publications in insolvency proceedings under Article 122(2) of the Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act – ZFPPIPP (Link opens in new windowhttp://www.ajpes.si/?language=english).

2. Are there specific rules and prerequisite search criteria on accessing national insolvency information for this register?

The data can be searched using various criteria:

  • by the case number of the insolvency proceedings
  • if the insolvent debtor is a legal person, a businessman or a private individual, by any identifying data used for entry in the court or business register, and by tax identification number
  • if the insolvent debtor is a consumer, a businessman or a private individual, by using the following combinations:
    • tax identification number and name and surname
    • name and surname, permanent residence and date of birth

3. What are the terms and conditions of use governing access to the national insolvency data of this register? Are there any restrictions on the re-use of insolvency data and/or copyright rules applicable?

Conditions are laid down only for the online service for obtaining basic data (the list of insolvent debtors compiled at the end of each working day) and the online service for making inquiries about insolvent debtors. Access to these services is restricted to persons who are members of the electronic data transmission system. Users must identify themselves by means of a qualified server certificate which they use to carry out searches and obtain information.

The system in Slovenia allows only the retrieval of basic insolvency data and searches on that data. Data cannot be altered or passed on.

4. For how long is the insolvency information made available? What are the national rules in this regard?

Publications concerning the content of procedural acts in a specific case can be accessed until five years after a final decision has been taken in the proceedings in question. The rules are laid down in the Slovenian Regulation on publications in insolvency proceedings.

5. Who is the national data controller responsible for the information data, whom should I contact if I have a data protection concern, question or request?

We do not yet have a national data controller.

6. What is the guaranteed technical availability of the national register hosting insolvency information?

The data can be accessed from 8.00 to 20.00.

7. Where can I find more information?

At present there are no possible links to national insolvency law and registers.


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