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If you plan to open a cafe, a restaurant or a hotel in Holland, there are numerous regulations and rules you have to comply with. This guide will help you to determine quickly the scope of your obligations.

The present plan is only a guideline. There might be other relevant obligations not mentioned here. Please, contact us, if you need further information.

Check if you meet the requirements for a long-term stay in Holland

Entrepreneurs planning to stay for long … Read more

Selling services or products online requires more than just creating a website. First of all, you have to register a company at the Trade Registry of the Dutch Commercial Chamber (KvK) and choose a name for your domain, then keep financial records and make payments for income and value-added tax (BTW). Starting an online shop in the Netherlands involves compliance with different regulations and rules, including particular requirements for selling online. The present guide will help you figure out what … Read more

The Dutch sector of horticulture sets global trends, supplies markets worldwide and leads in innovative technologies for greenhouse cultivation. Holland is the undeniable leader on the international market of plants, plant reproductive material, cut flowers and bulbs, and is rated third for its export of nutritional products of horticulture. The country is in the centre of a global network for decorative trees, bulbs, floriculture and fruit and vegetable production.

In case you are considering incorporating a business in the field … Read more

Many enterprises and companies treat intellectual property as a significant asset. The rights related to it – copyrights, trademarks, patents – often prove to be more profitable in comparison to physical assets. Therefore, it is important for corporations to develop adequate strategies with respect to their intellectual property in order to guarantee the best use and protection of their assets. The present brief overview provides information on the major rights relevant to intellectual property and their protection under the law … Read more

In the Netherlands, a subsidiary is a normal company – a separate legal entity with share capital partially or fully owned by an international company. This is an important difference from the Dutch branch – an entity that is more strongly linked to its international founder.

The international company established abroad can control its subsidiary in Holland, but, in contrast to the situation with branches, it does not carry full liability for the Dutch subsidiary’s debts, obligations and actions. The … Read more

Corporate Law in the Netherlands, also called “Company Act”, is the major source of statutory regulations and rules for company incorporation and management.

The law lists the different types of companies that can be incorporated in the Netherlands and the rules pertinent to the procedure of establishment. It covers the compliance, taxation and management of corporations, and the procedures in cases of bankruptcy, merger and company acquisition. The document also stipulates the allocation of responsibility and power within companies.

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Business expansion may prompt investors to consider changing the types of their companies. There are many reasons to make such a decision: better recognition on the market, less liability and increased access to funds.

The initial choice of company type is largely dependent on the amount of available capital and the business opportunities at the time. The first step often is to set up a small business. In time the investors will decide whether to upgrade to another type of … Read more

The Netherlands is among the largest providers of chemical services and products in Europe. The necessary materials are readily available or easily accessible, while the extensive national network for transportation facilitates travel on the continent and overseas.

If you are interested in establishing a company in the chemical industry of the Netherlands, please do not hesitate to contact our local incorporation agents. They will provide you with further information on company formation and investment opportunities in the country. You can … Read more

If you are an owner of a Dutch business but at some point, you become unable to cover your company’s debts, you may petition for bankruptcy in front of the Dutch court. For this purpose, you need to fill out a form (in Dutch) either personally or on behalf of the company that you represent. The application can be submitted without hiring a lawyer.

Creditors filing for bankruptcy

If your company has more than two creditors, they may hire a … Read more

Characteristics of the Dutch Professional Partnership

In the context of the Dutch law, the “maatschap” or professional partnership is different from the other forms of partnership (general and limited) as it represents a cooperation of professionals, e.g. accountants, physicians, lawyers, dentists or accountants, and its main goal is not the joint performance of business activities. The partners in this form of cooperation are called “maten”. Each “maat” participates in the partnership by contributing personal assets, effort and/or capital. The aim … Read more