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LEI System | GLEIF Accreditation of LEI Issuers

Required Documents



Organizations interested in becoming LEI Issuers will need to consider and include, as applicable, each of the documents below, which are provided under the CC0 licence (CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0)), during the Accreditation Process:

Key Documentation:

Master Agreement

Master Agreement Appendices:

App. 01: Non-Disclosure Agreement
App. 02: Accreditation Checklist
App. 02: Accreditation Manual
App. 05: LOU-contract Requirements
App. 06: Service Level Agreement
App. 07: Payments
App. 08: Ancillary Duties
App. 09a: Template for the Terms of Use GLEIF
App. 09b: Template for the Terms of Use Template for the LOU
App. 10: Annual Accreditation Verification Requirements
App. 11: Applicable provisions of the Swiss Data Protection Act
App. 12: Contact details of the Parties
App. 13: Individual deviations from the Master Agreement
App. 14: Requirements for Third Party Services

Supporting Documents:

Accreditation Plan Checklist
Registry Inventory Spreadsheet Form
Estimated LEI Volume Analysis

Applicable Law:

The cooperation with GLEIF shall in all respects be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the substantive laws of Switzerland, without regard to Switzerland's conflict of laws rules. GLEIF offers on its website a list with helpful links to some online resources to Switzerland's federal and cantonal law as well as federal and cantonal court practice, which list for the avoidance of doubt shall however not, on any account, be construed as limiting in whatever way the scope of the applicable substantive laws of Switzerland.

Swiss Federal Law

Decisions of the Swiss Supreme Court

Law of the Canton Basel

Court decision of the Canton Basel

Although every care has been taken by GLEIF to ensure the accuracy of the information published, no warranty can be given in respect of the accuracy, reliability, up-to-dateness or completeness of this information. GLEIF reserves the right to alter or remove the content, in full or in part, without prior notice. In no event will GLEIF be liable for any loss or damage of a material or immaterial nature arising from access to, use or non-use of published information, or from misuse of the connection or technical faults.


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How to become a GLEIF accredited LEI issuer

Step 1: Start Accreditation
Step 2: Develop Accreditation Plan
Step 3: Agree Upon Accreditation Plan
Step 4: Sign Master Agreement
Step 5: Implement Accreditation Requirements
Step 6: Assess Accreditation Documentation