When you are planning to incorporate a BV, you will have to deal with issues related to Dutch corporate law, such as:

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Frequently Asked Questions

About a BV
So you want to start a business in the Netherlands! Do you already know whether to set up a BV or a NV? What are the differences?
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A BV is a very attractive and flexible legal entity for conducting business activities in the Netherlands. Why?
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Why would you choose to start a BV? What are the advantages compared to other legal forms?
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So you want to start a business in the Netherlands! Do you already know whether to set up a BV or a Dutch Branch? What are the differences?
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Start a BV
Once you have chosen to start a BV in the Netherlands, you will have to know how to do so. We will show you step-by-step how to start a BV.
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Which three steps have to be taken to start a BV in the Netherlands?
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How much is it likely to cost to incorporate a BV in the Netherlands? And what do you get for that quote?
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How much time the entire incorporation procedure will take, depends on various factors. Which factors?
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Representing a BV
A legal entity may only participate in economic or social life if represented by natural persons. Who is authorized to represent the BV? ...
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What does the board have to do, besides properly managing the company and drawing up the financial statements? ...
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Your company has to install a supervisory board or appoint non-executive directors if it qualifies as a structuurvennootschap. When does a company qualifies as a structuurvennootschap? ...
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What do the supervisory board and the non-executive directors do, besides supervising and advising the board of directors? ...
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Investing in the Netherlands
The Netherlands, as gateway to Europe, has a stable economy, a stable government and a good infrastructure. Not only has ...
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Shares and shareholders
The shareholders are the owners of the company. What can they do in this capacity?
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Shareholders have the right to vote in the general meeting of shareholders and if they own at least 1% of the shares, they can put items on the agenda of the meeting.
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There are different types of shares. Which types can be issued? What are the differences?
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A share transfer restriction safeguards the private character of the BV. How?
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Works Counsil
If a BV is obligated to establish a Works Council, depends on the number of employees that work within the company based on an employment agreement.
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In the Netherlands, employees have a legal right to participate. In what way can employees participate through a Works Council?
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Why would a company have a Central Works Council and Group Works Council? What is the difference between these Works Councils and the regular Works council?
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The Works Council cannot bind the company, but it has to be involved in the decision-making process on many occasions. What rights does the law provides the Works Council with respect to this?
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Financial statements and annual report
Every year the BV has to disclose its financial statements. The company’s financial statements have to give a true and ...
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The annual report of big and medium-sized companies includes their financial statements. The annual report also contains an analysis of ...
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The parent company can decide to include the financial statements of its subsidiaries in its own financial statements. These combined ...
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The rules on drawing up the financial statements and the requirements for their content are less strict for small and ...
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Articles of associaton and deed of incorporation
The articles of association contain the regulations regarding the organization of the company. What specific provisions do the articles of association contain?
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A BV is incorporated by the execution of the deed of incorporation by the civil notary. What does it contain?
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