The Commercial Registry in Germany is called Handelsregister, i.e. Companies House. In fact, this is the official body at which all businesses are obliged to register. Business owners interested in incorporating a German company need to choose a type of entity suitable for their activities and go through a registration process at the Handelsregister.

The Commercial Register in Germany is regulated and supervised by the Amtsgericht, the national district courts. It deals mainly with company registration in Germany, but also … Read more

Owners of businesses in the Netherlands, including non-residents and immigrants, have to open a Dutch bank account to manage their income and obtain access to different bank services.

Many Netherlands banks open corporate and personal accounts. Service packages can include the benefits of mobile and online banking, extra features and banking advice.

Opening a bank account in the Netherlands

Opening a corporate bank account is mandatory in order to set up a business in the Netherlands. The account is necessary … Read more

Physical and corporate persons who are employed or perform business activities in the Netherlands need to follow the local requirements for taxation. Paying taxes in the Netherlands is obligatory both for companies established in the country and branches of international entities. Substance has a role in the tax status, a business address in the Netherlands needs to be compliant to the substance requirements by the tax authorities.

If you own a business, our representatives can provide you with details on … Read more

What is the German GmbH

GmbH is the abbreviation of Gesellschaftmitbeschränkter Haftung, otherwise known as a company with limited liability (LLC). Most international investors choose this entity for the purposes of doing business in Germany. As with all other companies types in the country, the German GmbH has to be listed in the Commercial Registry before it begins to operate.

Minimum required share capital of the German GmbH

You must deposit at least EUR 25 000 in cash or … Read more

The procedure for opening a company in Germany represents a sequence of standard steps to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. The necessary actions include the preparation of Articles of Incorporation (AoI) and other required documents: specimens of signatures, copies of passports and specific forms provided by the office for company registration. All procedures connected with the signing of documents need to be notarized in Germany. For you to open company in Germany, you also require a registered office, a … Read more

The Dutch holding company has proven to be an ideal structure for many different ventures. The Netherlands’ laissez-faire practices give businesses little to no regulation, minimal taxation, and generally, ease the stress of many entrepreneurs. In this article, we will analyze the main characteristics and benefits of opening a Dutch holding company.

What is a Netherlands holding company?

A Netherlands holding company is a type of business with the intention to ‘hold’ the stock of other corporations with the aim … Read more

The Netherlands is one of the main import/export locations in Europe. With its exceptional infrastructure and major ports, such as those in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, this country is a great place to set up a trading business. Those companies who engage in international trade will have easy access to Europe and the rest of the world because of the Netherlands’ particular geographical and infrastructural advantages.

Trading companies in the Netherlands

Trading companies engage in a wide variety of business activities, … Read more

Dutch company register - Netherlands company Register

When starting a business in the Netherlands one of the first steps is to enlist your business in the Dutch Company Register (Dutch: Kamer van Koophandel). This database can help you to search business names, activities, registration numbers, and accounting information. You can find out if a company you are engaging in business with is real and legally capable of conducting business. The Netherlands Company Register can also help you find out if someone is an authorized signatory … Read more