Local Operating Unit - Organisations which may issue LEIs - Australia LEI
From 1 April 2019, market participants are required to comply with ASIC Derivative Transaction (Reporting) Rules (F2015C00262)

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When do you need a Legal Entity Identifier?

ASIC has been increasing supervision over the Australian Derivatives market over the past years. In 2013, they introduced the ASIC Derivative Transaction (Reporting) Rules (F2015C00262), which require counterparties to OTC derivative transactions to identify the various parties (except individuals) to the transaction. This can be achieved via several mechanisms, of which an LEI code is … Continued

Transferring an LEI code to Australia LEI

Companies apply for an LEI through a service provider, like Australia LEI. They need to do this because companies can’t apply for or update details within the LEI database, which is managed by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation – GLEIF. Instead, a service provider (LOU – Local Operating Unit) is assigned to each LEI … Continued

LEI registration in other countries

LEI registration process varies between different countries and jurisdictions as not all countries have a local LEI issuer (LOU – Local Operating Unit) and most of the LOUs can issue LEIs only to specific regions. Therefore, the GLEIF has introduced the concept of Registration Agents (RA), where most of the RA-s are directly connected to … Continued

Legal Entity Indentifiers: Renewing your LEI number

Every LEI is issued for a period of 1 year and needs to be renewed annually. It is extremely important to distinguish between renewing an LEI code and changing the data associated with an LEI. Changing the data means updating data in the GLEIF database. Be sure to update your company details with your service … Continued