Warning : LEI-France website unavailable from 3 (17pm) to 6 (9am) October 2016.
Due to an IT maintenance, the LEI-France website will be totally unavailable from Monday 3 October 2016 in the late afternoon to Thursday 6 October 2016 in the morning. During that period, no change or action can be done on the website (new LEI requests or renewals). If your LEI becomes lapsed between these 2 dates, we remind you that the renewal is available from six weeks before your expiration date and just after the reopening of the website.

The G20 endorsed at the Los Cabos Summit in June 2012 a Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS) which uniquely identifies parties to financial transactions. The GLEIS aims for facilitating risk management and risk control by both the private sector and public authorities. The European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has imposed its use for some derivative instruments since Febuary 2014.

This unique identifier for market participants is known as the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), defined in the ISO 17442 standard.

The establishment of the GLEIS is led by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), which enabled a structure made up of Local Operating Units (LOU) providing LEI and a Central Operating Unit (COU) ensuring consistency. The Regulatory Oversight Committee, representing public authorities (ROC) oversees the system, making sure the G20 principles are observed (non profit-making, public interest, ...)

On this website, you can:
  • create your account via the page First LEI request. In order to own and manage your LEI, use the page First LEI request
  • Find LEI via the page Search for LEI
  • Download all allocated LEI via the page Download
  • Manage your account via the page Manage my LEI or Log in