It has become pretty clear that Brexit has had various effects on businesses currently situated in the UK. A lot of major companies and organizations are already moving their headquarters elsewhere, in order to stay involved with the EU and all its associated benefits. This also means that many start-ups and investors are looking for alternatives to their original plans of starting a UK business. Are you on the lookout for a suitable new location? Then the Netherlands might just Read more

It has almost been two years since the infamous Brexit referendum. A small minority of Brits then made it clear, that they no longer wish to be part of the European Union. And so Brexit was born. After many negotiations and struggles there is still no clear view about the road ahead, meaning that the UK may or may not become independent on March 29, 2019.


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In Holland, a joint venture is an agreement between at least two companies to unite resources in order to pursue a common commercial goal. Each company keeps its identity and carries liability for the losses and profits of the venture.

The investors involved in the creation of a Dutch joint venture first have to establish two companies in the Netherlands. Joint ventures are not specifically regulated for business arrangements of this type. Still, the companies forming the venture must comply … Read more

International companies that do not reside in Holland can advertise their business interests and establish a presence in the country by opening a representative (liaison) office. According to the national law liaison offices are not classified as legal entities, since they do not function and exist independently; they are fully subordinated to and dependent on the international corporations that have established them in Holland.

Generally, international companies are interested in settling liaison offices in Holland for the purposes of marketing … Read more

The present article considers the steps leading to company mergers or acquisitions in Holland. One such step is an investigation called “due diligence” (or DD). It aims to elucidate the actual state of the respective company.  DD allows for the assessment of potential risks with the aim to inform the final decision about the transaction and also to adjust the purchase conditions.

Agreement of confidentiality / non-disclosure

During the negotiation phase of merger and acquisition the parties often sign an … Read more

The Private Limited Company (BV in Dutch) holding structure saves money and mitigates business-related risks.

As a minimum, the holding structure includes two companies: one is the active company performing business operations, and the other is a personal company holding shares issued by the active company. The law does not differentiate between BVs with respect to their function, therefore the terms “Active BV” and “Holding BV” have no legal meaning.

What is the general structure of a BV holding?

Two … Read more

The present article describes the legal and tax aspects and some practical matters concerning office establishment in Holland. It summarizes information about the Dutch legal and tax system relevant to the required procedures. The article also presents Holland as an international centre of commerce and highlights the location advantages gained by opening a Dutch office. Finally, it discusses other matters of practical importance such as living and labour costs.

Please, do not hesitate to call our tax and incorporation agents … Read more

Foreigners residing in the Netherlands can either work for local businesses or establish their own companies. For the past few years people increasingly choose the second option, relying on the governmental support for start-ups.

One of the profitable businesses foreigners can establish in the Netherlands is shops. There are not many requirements to be fulfilled or licenses to be obtained. One significant advantage is the possibility to stock shops with quality products delivered from local manufacturers and producers. This is … Read more

If you intend to start a business on the European continent, you have to choose a suitable country to begin with.  Europe includes 44 countries (28 members of the EU) of various sizes, languages and levels of economic development. You might consider the Netherlands as a good place to establish your European business. The five main reasons why you should are listed below.

  1. English will do everywhere

Regardless of the part of Holland you are in, the locals will speak … Read more

According to the legislation on the types of investment vehicles that can be registered in Holland, these structures may be established as investment companies or funds. Investors intending to go through the procedure for starting a fund can register their vehicles as closed- or open-ended forms of business.

Legal entities applicable for investment funds in the Netherlands

The Dutch legislation relating to investment funds includes various acts concerning the different regulated vehicles. To give an example, funds with a closed … Read more