The foreign entrepreneurs who want to conclude a business with a Spanish company and want to find out more information about their business partners have the possibility to ask for the required details at the local Trade Register – Central Mercantile Register. This entity owns a database that contains information about all the companies registered in Spain, with the Regional Mercantile Registers. A person who is interested in finding out details about a Spanish company can access this database where he/she can find information since 1990, the year when it was organized.
The information obtained from the Central Mercantile Register is only for informative purposes and it can be obtained after you sign a contract with a Spanish provider and pay a fee. You will be given a password for entering the database and then you will have free access to the information about Spanish companies. The information is available in Spanish and English and it is simple to use.
More details on how to obtain information on the Spanish companies are available in the presentation below:
After paying a minimum fee, you will have access to basic information about a Spanish company, such as: the name of the directors, tax ID, the address of the registered office. For detailed information, you have to ask for a certificate that can be obtained if you go in person to the local Mercantile Register. The addresses of the local Mercantile Registers are to be found on the main page of the Trade Register.
Another method to obtain the required information is to go to the European Business Register that can be accessed online. The provider of this service for Spain is Colegio de Registradores de la Propriedad y Mercantiles de España.
If you don’t want to search for the details you need at the local Trade Register or through EBR, you have the possibility to contact private providers that will handle your request. You will have to pay a fee starting from EUR 20 and the information will be delivered in the language you choose. If you need certain details about a company or legal assistance for a business matter, you may contact our law firm in Spain. Our Spanish lawyers provide a wide range of legal services for foreign investors all over the world.
Currently there are over five million companies registered in Spain and obtaining information about your business partners is very important in order to avoid or reduce the commercial and financial risks.
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