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Conference Meet the Market – The uses of LEI

21 Jun. 2017
09.00 - 12.30
Edifício Portugal’s Auditorium (R. Francisco Ribeiro, 2, 1150-165 Lisboa)
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The LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) is an internationally-accepted unique identifier for companies and other organisations, which allows entities to be identified unambiguously. This identifier was created in response to a regulatory requirement for participants in financial transactions to be identified, and has broadened its range of uses. Its use is envisaged to become a good practice for entities engaged in international transactions. Currently over 400,000 entities around the world have a LEI attributed, including 1,700 in Portugal.

Come and discover the advantages of requesting a LEI for your entity and how to do it.



Reception and registration


Opening and welcome session
Pedro Duarte Neves, Vice-Governor of Banco de Portugal


High level overview of the Global LEI System
Joe Tracy, Legal Entity Identifier Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) Chairman


The Global Mission of the LEI System
Gerard Hartsink, Global Legal Foundation (GLEIF) Board Chairman


The importance of identification for the smooth functioning of the market (in Portuguese only)
José Miguel Almeida, Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM)


GLEIF Services in the Global LEI System
Stephan Wolf, GLEIF CEO


The LEI service in Portugal (in Portuguese only)
Cláudia Santos, Institute of Registries and Notaries (IRN)


Question and answer session


Closing session
Anabela Pedroso, Secretary of State for Justice