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Open a General Partnership in the Netherlands (VOF)
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Appointment and Dismissal of Staff in the Netherlands

The procedures for appointment and dismissal of staff are partially covered by the Civil Code of the Netherlands and partially clarified by the judicial system. It is relatively easy to employ staff, but it may prove tricky to dismiss employees. Employment…
Establishing a Business in Utrecht
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Establishing a Business in Utrecht, the Netherlands

The flourishing city of Utrecht is famous for being creative, healthy, talented and smart. Its residents, knowledge institutes, local authorities and companies work in collaboration to achieve social sustainability. This is the ideal location…
Dutch participation
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The Netherlands: An Attractive Destination for Investors

The Netherlands has a rare combination of characteristics that encourage international investments and form the country as a competitive and highly popular business centre. Holland is strategically located in Western Europe, allowing investors…
Directors' Liability in the Netherlands
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Directors' Liability in the Netherlands

Holland has strict rules that regulate the liability of public and private limited company (NV and BV) directors, both prior to and after a declaration of bankruptcy. The liability of director(s) in BV and NV companies is limited if the company…
How to Start an Import/Export Business in the Netherlands
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How to Start an Import/Export Business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands provides a lucrative climate for foreign entrepreneurs with excellent infrastructure and a constructive strategy for international business. The corporative business environment is among the political priorities. According to…
The Difference Between a Dutch Branch and Subsidiary
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Holland: the European Silicon Valley

The media report daily on the mind-blowing achievements of the global leader in high technology – the Silicon Valley in San Francisco. Still, they are missing something. A country that appears quite small on the map is slowly emerging as a…
How to Start a Cafe, a Restaurant or a Hotel in the Netherlands
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How to Start a Cafe, a Restaurant or a Hotel in the Netherlands (Guide)

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.…
Start an Online Shop in the Netherlands
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Start an Online Shop in the Netherlands (Guide)

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…
Start a Company in the Dutch Horticulture Industry
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Start a Company in the Dutch Horticulture Industry

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,…
Use and Protection of Intellectual Property in the Netherlands
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Use and Protection of Intellectual Property in the Netherlands

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…