How to start a company in the Netherlands as a freelancer

If you are thinking about starting a freelance business, you might want to reconsider establishing a company in your own country. Especially if you already happen to reside here, for example when your spouse is an expat stationed in the Netherlands.…

How the Netherlands can aid UK start-ups and investors

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…
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The Netherlands: an alternative for UK companies to avoid the consequences of Brexit?

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…
Establish a Holding BV Company in The Netherlands
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Establish a Joint Venture in Holland

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…
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Open a Liaison Office in the Netherlands

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…
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Mergers and Acquisitions in the Netherlands

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…
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The private limited company holding structure in the Netherlands

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…
Directors' Liability in the Netherlands
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Establishing a Dutch office

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…
Change the Type of Your Company in Holland
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How to Open a Shop in the Netherlands

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…
How to Start an Import/Export Business in the Netherlands
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Five Reasons to Start a Business in the Netherlands

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…