Where information is gathered from for companies in Germany
The "Bundesanzeiger" (Federal Gazette)
The "Bundesanzeiger" (Federal Gazette), both in electronic form and in the partially remaining printed version, is a gazette containing official announcements and notices issued by the German Ministry of Justice.
Besides official announcements and notices("Verkündungen und Bekanntmachungen") issued by the Federal Government and mainly Federal ministries and other federal bodies, the Federal Gazette also contains announcements and notices of a judicial nature and relating to company and capital market law as well as the annual accounts documents of all companies which are obliged to file their annual accounts as required by law. Therefore the Federal Gazette is the source of information predominantly for the government and for anyone with an interest in legal and economic information.
It is compulsory for every company legally obliged to publish its annual accounts in Germany to file and publish its annual statements of account once a year.
The electronic Federal Gazette (elektronischer Bundesanzeiger - eBAnz)
The electronic Federal Gazette (elektronischer Bundesanzeiger - eBAnz)is the platform for central announcements and notices and company reports of legal significance. Annual accounts must be filed with this body.
The company register (Unternehmensregister - UReg)
The company register (Unternehmensregister - UReg) is the central platform where company information of legal significance is stored. This is the centralised store for key company information which has to be published. Interested parties can access this information electronically.
Insolvency Courts – for bankruptcy updates.
Landesanzeiger – for bankruptcy updates.
Large Legal Practices – for bankruptcy updates.
Undisclosed Suppliers – for information such as Shareholders, Employees ranges, Revenue ranges, Contact Details, Bankers Information etc