Pursuant to Article 7 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1437 of 19 May 2016 supplementing Directive 2004/109/EC (“Transparency Directive”) with regard to regulatory technical standards on access to regulated information at Union level (the “Delegated Regulation 2016/1437”), each official appointed mechanism (“OAM”) shall use legal entity identifiers (“LEIs”) as the unique identifiers for all issuers as from January 1st 2017.
Issuers filing regulated information are required to have an LEI.
As a consequence, issuers filing regulated information (within the meaning of the Transparency Directive) with the OAM of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, (which is the only appointed OAM in Luxembourg) are required to have an LEI.
An LEI is a 20-character reference code designated to a single legal entity in accordance with the ISO 17442 standard, which allows an interested party to easily identify legal entities and funds participating in financial markets transactions. LuxCSD has been sponsored as the pre-LOU (Local Operating Unit) of the Global Legal Entity Identifier System for Luxembourg domiciled entities and investment funds.
To obtain an LEI from LuxCSD an issuer (or someone on its behalf) shall connect to the LuxCSD self-registration service for LEIs on the GMEI portal; if you would like to check whether an issuer already has a LEI, this can be done through this link.