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Everything You Need To Know About The Dutch Company Register
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Establish a Dutch Subsidiary

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…
Corporate Law in the Netherlands
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Corporate Law in the Netherlands

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…
Change the Type of Your Company in Holland
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Change the Type of Your Company in Holland

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…
Start a Business in the Dutch Chemical Industry
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Start a Business in the Dutch Chemical Industry

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…
Bankruptcy in the Netherlands
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Bankruptcy in the Netherlands

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…
Starting a Dutch Foundation
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Professional Partnerships in the Netherlands (Maatschap)

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…
Franchise Agreements in the Netherlands
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Franchise Agreements in the Netherlands

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…
The Difference Between a Dutch Branch and Subsidiary
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The Difference Between a Dutch Branch and Subsidiary

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.…
The Netherlands: An Introduction
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The Netherlands: An Introduction

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…