Local Operating Unit (LOU)
Service provider for issuing and administration of LEIs
The Local Operating Unit (LOU) is designated as a LEI issuing centre. GS1 Germany, accredited by GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation) as a LOU, provides registration and extension services as well as other services and acts as a primary interface for legal entities which wish to or which are required to obtain an LEI.
A legal entity is not restricted to using an accredited LEI issuer (LOU) in its own country. Therefore, foreign legal entities may use GS1 Germany’s registration service as its LOU.
Getting an LEI.
3 easy steps to your LEI (Legal Entity Identifier).