Your Dutch company can be incorporated with just one director and one shareholder with no restrictions placed upon the nationality of either.
The B.V. (besloten vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid) is the legal entity with limited liability most used for business in Holland.
The notary executes the deed of incorporation, the deed also includes the amounts of issued and paid-up share capital and the names of the incorporators, shareholders and directors. Acquiring a declaration of no-objection from the Ministry of Justice takes around 2 to 3 days for a normal application.
Our standard Netherlands Company incorporation package includes all necessary documents.
Registration of companies and legal entities is mandatory under the Netherlands Commercial Registers Act [Handelsregisterwet]. The information that you provide during registration is entered into the Netherlands commercial register.
Before the company is incorporated, it can conduct business and enter into contracts. However, the company is not yet recognised as a distinct legal entity. Whilst in the establishing stage, the shareholders are still personally liable for all actions undertaken by their company.
Your company name may be in any language using the Latin alphabet. A request for a Dutch or English translation may be made by the Registry to ensure your name abides by the regulations. Certain words are prohibited such as names suggesting the patronage of any Government or country.
A sole shareholder’s name will become a matter of public record, however, if more than one shareholder is appointed the details regarding the identity of the individual shareholders are kept private.
Shares in a B.V. may only be transferred by deed of transfer, executed before a Dutch notary - The BV must keep a shareholders’ register, which lists the names and addresses of all shareholders, the amount of shares they hold and the amount paid-up on each share.
We enter the company in the commercial register at the local Chamber of Commerce and obtain your registration number. Membership at the local chamber of commerce is mandatory, and their fees depend on the number of your employees.
Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Netherlands company which includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.
Your company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Netherlands - The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. We provide this registered office service.
A BV only requires one shareholder, who can be of any nationality.
We can incorporate your Netherlands company, according to your specifications, please complete our enquiry form below: