Business set up
Setting up a business in the Netherlands
Foreign companies expanding their activities to the Netherlands can either operate by means of a Dutch branch or set up a Dutch limited liability company (in Dutch: besloten vennootschap, or bv). The legal consequences of this choice can be far reaching, because, in the case of a Dutch branch, the parent company will remain liable for any problems that might occur in the Netherlands.
What can we do for you?
- Determine what the best legal form would be for your Dutch operation: Dutch limited liability company or Dutch branch?
- Advise on the incorporation process of a Dutch branch or Dutch B.V. and provide assistance with such matters as shareholders, company name, deed of incorporation, share capital, managing board and time frame.
- Register the Dutch B.V. or branch with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
- Register the Dutch B.V. or branch with the Dutch Tax Authorities.
- Provide tax advice on what kinds of tax obligations the Dutch B.V. or branch are subject to.
- Advise on what kind of insurance the Dutch B.V. or branch is obliged to take out a policy.
Please contact us for more information.
Client case study
We specialize in the transportation of highly valuable goods, such as paintings, antique furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, classic cars and other delicate items that require special circumstances and are sometimes hard to insure. Our mother company is based in Zürich, Switzerland. When we planned to set up a Dutch branch of our business in Rotterdam, it soon became clear that the fact that Switzerland is not a member of the European Union was a complicating factor.
We chose to do business with Borrie Expatriate Services because their experience and knowledge in this field was just what we needed. Not only did they assist us in making the right choice for the type of company, they also took care of the paperwork and guided us through the process. They also made sure that the two people who travelled with their families from Switzerland to Rotterdam had nothing to worry about with regard to their stay in the Netherlands; everything was taken care of. Their payroll administration is indispensible because even in the eyes of a Swiss, the Dutch tax system is highly demanding when it comes to tax payments and year-end-statements. The hands-on approach of Borrie Expatriate Services and their less is more mentality made us help feeling very much at home in the Netherlands and allowed us to fully concentrate ourselves on our work.