Legal Entity Identifier Standard has been published by ISO.
Press Release Summary:
June 21, 2012 - Targeting financial services industry, ISO 17442:2012, Financial services - Legal Entity Identifier (LEI), enables accurate and unambiguous identification of entities engaged in financial transactions. Standard is intended to meet data collection and analysis needs of national and global regulators in response to problems from world financial crisis. Document describes 20-character alphanumeric code as well as additional elements for reference data attributes.
Original Press Release
ISO Publishes New Legal Entity Identifier Standard
Press release date: June 14, 2012