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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

Franchising is a contractual mechanism through which an entity (franchisor) issues a paid license for use of its business practices and systems and/or its commercial name to another entity (franchisee).

Dutch laws on franchise agreements

The Dutch legislation does not address franchise agreements specifically, so the general provisions of the law on contracts and competition applies. Franchising agreements are usually complex and are therefore concluded in writing. One should consider the following common principles when preparing a franchise agreement under … Read more

When registering a Dutch company investors have the option to set up either a branch or a subsidiary.

The particular circumstances regarding the interests of the international firm may definitely determine the final choice of legal entity. However certain aspects have to be considered when choosing between a Dutch subsidiary and a Dutch branch.

The general characteristics of Dutch subsidiaries and branches are listed below.

Dutch branches

Branches are permanent establishments forming single entities with the international companies that register … Read more

Why the Netherlands?

The central location of the Netherlands is one of the many assets that make the country perfect for setting up European and global offices. Holland has long been established as a main trading centre and is popular with its open economy. The country is highly developed and offers many opportunities to companies and people planning to stay or set up a business. There are also other important advantages to establishing a business in the Netherlands.

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It is easy to start a Dutch business, but every entrepreneur has choices to make. First of all, one must choose the legal entity that will operate the business; this determines the taxes he or she will have to pay. The main question is whether to register a Dutch sole proprietorship (one-man company or Eenmanszaak in Dutch) or a BV (limited liability company or besloten vennootschap in Dutch). Which one is better?

The difference between a Netherlands sole proprietorship

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Intercompany Solutions can assist you with registering a company in the Netherlands.
All documents we require are

  • a Passport copy (I)
  • a Utility Bill (Proof of Address) (II)
  • a Power of Attorney (III).

After we receive the documents, we can proceed with the company register Netherlands and finalize the process with the publication of the incorporation documents in the company register of the Netherlands.

We can perform a company registration in the Netherlands remotely, our clients do not have to

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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

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

How to set up Dutch BV company

Foreign entrepreneurs and international companies starting new activities in the Netherlands, often set up a Dutch BV company. To incorporate limited liability companies (LLC), in Dutch ‘’Besloten Vennootschap’’ (B.V.)
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 BV company is similar to the English Ltd. or The German UG company.  The Netherlands BV is also the most common type of company structure for establishing a holding company in the Netherlands.

Main traits of the Dutch BV:

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A STAK structure (Stichting Administratiekantoor in Dutch) is a type of Dutch Foundation available in the Netherlands. It is a voting trust foundation, but there are no shareholders or share capital, which makes the entity slightly different from other corporate structures.

To create a Dutch STAK foundation you must acquire a notarized deed written in the Dutch language. This deed will state the name of the foundation, the primary activity of the foundation, and the names of the directors, among … Read more