With just under 1.4 million companies, Greece becomes OpenCorporate’s 124th jurisdiction. This data comes from Greece’s General Electronic Commercial Registry (GECR), known locally as Γ.Ε.ΜΗ. or GEMI. Data attributes Some details of the fields available in OpenCorporates in this dataset: Company Number Company Name Alternative Name - Trading Name Company Type Current Status Registered Address … Continue reading New jurisdiction: Greece (1,365,000 companies)
TL;DR OpenCorporates has come a long way in the past 6 years, and is increasingly core infrastructure for the corporate world, not to mention an essential tool for journalists, investigators, NGOs and governments. It’s time to ensure that its corporate structure reflects and safeguards that position, ensuring it will always act in the public … Continue reading A corporate structure for the public benefit and the long term
OpenCorporates is used by investigators, NGOs, and researchers every day to study and fight corruption, money laundering and organised crime. Every month, we’ll share links to show you the work people are doing with our data. —————————- How much dirty Chinese cash is washed through the UK? Private Eye used our data and found an … Continue reading Impact Round-up: May
With new members joining the OpenCorporates community and the wider open data community, we get many requests for suggested reading. So, we’ve created a very long reading list and divided it into themes. We’ll share this in the coming weeks bit by bit but this is also a call for contribution! Tell us what we’ve … Continue reading Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency
A recent investigation by the Private Eye found 4,300 companies registered at a London address with Chinese officers. Amongst these is a company which acts as a company secretary to 3,700 anonymous companies (read their full investigation here). How did they do this? With the powerful OpenCorporates API/data dump, which allowed them to find directors … Continue reading Now there’s a better way to search officers on OpenCorporates
‘Verification’ is frequently said to be a critical step in generating high-quality beneficial ownership information. What’s less clear is what is actually meant by verification, and what are the key factors in the process. In fact, verification is not one step, but three.
There has been compelling evidence that UK's property market is being used as a harbour for dirty money. Here are some of the reports which have investigated this issue: Mystery on Baker Street by Global Witness Faulty Towers by Transparency International UK London Property: A top destination for money launderers by Transparency International UK and Thomson … Continue reading Consultation response: UK Overseas Entity Property Register