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The way we do business has changed significantly during the past few decades. Where there were once only physical stores, you can now shop for almost every imaginable trinket online. Artists have also started to offer their skills on the web, via websites, social media or international platforms like Etsy. One interesting development that clearly stands out, is that design is just as important as functionality nowadays.

One of the best examples to illustrate this is the smartphone we all … Read more

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. More and more freelancers and entrepreneurs decide to found their businesses overseas. Why? Mostly due to the fact that multiple foreign countries offer substantial benefits for business owners, making it very profitable to start a foreign business.

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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 for the assessment of potential risks with the aim to inform the final decision about the transaction and also to adjust the purchase conditions.

Agreement of confidentiality / non-disclosure

During the negotiation phase of merger and acquisition the parties often sign an … Read more

Holland has a well developed regulatory framework for private businesses, partnerships and corporations. The main elements of the framework consist of: clear rules on financial statements, auditing, and the publication of audits.

Because of the clarity and relative simplicity of the regulations, corporations are able to have a stable base of operations where they can plan for the long term. In this article, we lay out a summary of the requirements for accounting, auditing and publication in the Netherlands. If … Read more

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 presents Holland as an international centre of commerce and highlights the location advantages gained by opening a Dutch office. Finally, it discusses other matters of practical importance such as living and labour costs.

Please, do not hesitate to call our tax and incorporation agents … Read more

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 consider the Netherlands as a good place to establish your European business. The five main reasons why you should are listed below.

  1. English will do everywhere

Regardless of the part of Holland you are in, the locals will speak … Read more

A Netherlands-based company may decide to sell shares due to the expansion of the business or as a plan to accumulate larger income. The acquired capital may be directed towards debt repayment or reinvestment in the business.

A Dutch company can sell or transfer shares only in accordance with the provisions of the Association Articles. Share transfers also require the preparation of notarial deeds. Companies can become public by entering the stock market and offering shares publicly. Only certain company … Read more

Investors who have decided to buy shares of Dutch companies are able to purchase them either directly or via a plan for dividend reinvestment. They can acquire the ownership shares of a particular company or implement a larger plan for stock investment in multiple companies.

Holland welcomes international investments and foreign companies are free to open headquarters in the country. The business climate is equally appropriate for making large investments and opening Dutch companies with the perspective to sell shares … Read more

The labour force in Holland is an essential factor for the country’s progress. The strong Dutch economy is growing rapidly, relying on well-developed infrastructure and skilled, productive employees. Undoubtedly the superior training and adaptability of the Dutch employees contribute significantly to the welfare of the Netherlands in the long run.

Our local consultants in company registration can give you details on the legal procedures for hiring employees in the Netherlands.

Highly qualified professionals

Dutch employees are ready to embrace changes … Read more

Thanks to its history of innovations and exceptional digital infrastructure Holland hosts the largest ecosystem for start-ups in Europe. In fact, as reported in the 2016 Start-up Scoreboard of the EDF, the country has the most beneficial business climate for start-ups in the European Union. With 10+ start-up and technology centres in a ninety-minute radius, the Netherlands provides many options for the establishment of innovative companies operating in any sector. The Netherlands is also referred to as ”The European Silicon Read more