Company Registration in The Netherlands - Holland | How to set up a limited liability company
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Our Lawyers in The Netherlands may assist you in company registration legal services in the Dutch territory. We set up and incorporate limited liability companies in Holland (B.V) or joint stock companies (N.V.). We may also assist you in finding a reliable trust office which will manage your company. The main requirements of the B.V. company are described starting from the article 175, book number 2 of the Dutch civil code. It is important to have a professional advice in order to incorporate the company properly, following the steps below:
Is it compulsory to register the limited liability company in front of the Notary?
Yes, it is compulsory.
Is it possible to have a foreigner director of a company?
Yes it is possible, the director can be of any nationality.
Is it possible for a foreign citizen to be a shareholder of a dutch limited liability company?
Yes it is possible, with the same limits of the directors.
Is there a minimum number of shareholders or directors required by the Dutch Law?
No, there can be also one director or one shareholder.
Do I have to draft the articles of the association or there is a standard model?
Normally the articles of the association are customized and they are written by the lawyers in order to satisfy the needs of the Client. There are also standard forms, but we never advise our Clients to regulate the life of the company with a document that is not customized.
Do I need an effective office in The Netherlands to form a new company?
To set up a company in The Netherlands it is needed an office (to be purchased or rented). A virtual office may be possible with a rental agreement but the authorities may not accept it.
Are the shareholders or the directors of a limited liability company liable for the debts of the company?
In general the shareholder are not liable for the debt of the company (their liability is limited to the share capital paid up from them). For the director it is different. The director may be considered liable - responding with his own patrimony - in case he made some misconduct that created a damage to the company.
Is it possible to register a limited liability company in The Netherlands paying just 0,01 euro of share capital?
Yes, this is the minimum needed. It is always advisable to set up a business with an higher share capital or the risk will be not to result reliable to third parties or suppliers.
Which are the main taxes for companies required by the Dutch State?
The company tax starting from 19%, depending on the turnover, if under or over 200.000,00 euros of profits.
What is the rate of the VAT inThe Netherlands?
Vat is 21% currently.
I want to do business in The Netherlands but I want to keep my foreign company and not open a different entity. How can I do?
Our lawyers in The Netherlands may help you with a different operation: we can set up a permanent establishment of the foreign company inThe Netherlands.
Does the registration of a limited liability company entitle a non UE Citizen to obtain a Visa?
No it doesn't, apart if you have a strong business plan for an innovative company.
Our Lawyers look forward to cooperate with you in the formation of a new company in The Netherlands.