So far the reference data on an Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) contain information on the official name and the registered domicile of the legal entity, so-called ”Level-1-Data” data. As of 1 May 2017, information on the direct and ultimate parent of a legal entity will be collected, verified and published pursuant to the requirements of the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as well. From that date legal entities will have to indicate these so-called “Level-2-Data” data when they apply for an LEI or its renewal.
We will soon provide information on how legal entities can indicate information on the group structure when they apply for an LEI or its renewal.
WM Datenservice is Europe’s largest agency for the allocation of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) and has already allocated more than 70,000 LEIs to entities of more than 137 countries via the WM-LEIPORTAL (www.wm-leiportal.org ) (as of April 2017).