What is an LEI?

LEI stands for Legal Entity Identifier.

An LEI is used to identify companies active on financial markets. It is an alphanumeric code consisting of 20 digits.

An LEI delivers transparency and security of entity identification among financial parties, enabling traceability of the transactions. Use of an LEI is mandatory for any organisation subject to the EMIR reporting requirements.

Through GS1 Ireland you can apply for a new LEI or transfer or renew an existing LEI.


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