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Moving to the Netherlands

People willing to work or develop a business abroad may discover that Holland offers great opportunities and rewarding experiences. From a job-seeker’s perspective Holland is praised for its high salaries and excellent living standards. On the other hand the country has numerous attractive sectors for investors planning to start businesses. According to the general statistics a large percentage of the internationals arriving in Holland intend to start their own companies. This is a concise overview of the procedures necessary to incorporate a company locally. Obtaining a residence permit Citizens of the EU, Switzerland and the EEA do not have to [...]

Moving to the Netherlands2019-01-15T18:13:28+00:00

Incorporate a Dutch private Limited Company

How to incorporate a Dutch private limited company (PLC) as an international investor Holland is a popular European investment destination. The country’s economy is among the most developed in the EU, attracting numerous international entrepreneurs who feel right at home in Holland. They can take advantage of the incentives available to businesses in novel industries such as R&D, financial technology, blockchain & cryptocurrencies and renewable energy. Regardless of the field of activity of the investor, there are several steps involving legal requirements and other formalities that need to be completed for the purpose of business form registration. The procedures of [...]

Incorporate a Dutch private Limited Company2019-01-15T18:13:22+00:00

New trust law per 1st of January 2019

On the first of January, a new law went into effect: the Dutch ‘Trust Law 2018’. This law will be supervised by De Nederlandsche Bank (The Dutch Central Bank) and has far-reaching consequences for anyone working in the advisory sector, as well as providers of registration addresses. In short: it is now illegal for parties that offer advisory services to refer their clients to a party that offers a registration address. How and why? We will explain everything in this article. The old vs. the new trust law According to the old trust law, any party offering legal assistance, [...]

New trust law per 1st of January 20192019-01-29T13:42:51+00:00

Advantages of establishing a Dutch business

Advantages of establishing a Dutch business Holland is famous all over the world for the advantages it offers to entrepreneurs. Numerous global entrepreneurs and investors have considered to start businesses in the country. The present guide explores Holland as an environment for setting up a company. The advantages of starting a business include: 20 percent corporate tax, one of the lowest rates in Europe; VAT is not charged for transactions with EU member states; According to Forbes (2018) Holland is the fourth best country for business worldwide; Holland has the highest number of double taxation treaties worldwide; Holland is a [...]

Advantages of establishing a Dutch business2019-01-15T18:14:03+00:00

International companies establish in Amsterdam

The capital of Amsterdam: A great destination for international companies During the past three years a remarkably high number of companies have established new businesses in Amsterdam. In 2016 approximately 150 multinational firms opened offices in the Dutch capital’s urban area. This level of interest indicates that the city is a main business hub not only in Dutch context, but also on the European scene. The city attracts many foreign investors with the advantages it offers. Our Dutch lawyers can help you to open a local branch or a subsidiary of your international company. Amsterdam is a preferred location for [...]

International companies establish in Amsterdam2019-01-29T13:41:48+00:00

Setting up a Business in Holland

How to set up a Business in Holland Holland is a preferred European business destination. Its high living standards, business ecosystem, access to international talent from the continent and connectivity attract investors planning to open new businesses. The process for incorporating a company in Holland is straightforward and involves few procedures, no matter what the preferred field of business is. The procedure can be summarized in several key steps that are briefly presented below. Choosing a suitable legal entity After you prepare a business plan, you need to pick a legal entity that suits your activities. This decision is [...]

Setting up a Business in Holland2019-01-29T13:42:48+00:00

Netherlands-Switzerland Double Tax Agreement

Netherlands-Switzerland Double tax agreement The Netherlands and Switzerland have successfully drawn up a new agreement regarding the taxation of investment vehicles. This agreement serves as a clarification document for the tax treatment of some collective investment vehicles in both jurisdictions under the provision of the double tax treaty these two countries share. This agreement provides a number of tax advantages and reductions for investors or individuals that are dependant of income in both countries. Collective investment vehicle treatment under the double tax treatment The clarifications made for the double tax treaty between the Netherlands and Switzerland refer to fiscal investment [...]

Netherlands-Switzerland Double Tax Agreement2019-01-08T11:34:05+00:00

New scholarships to attract foreign students

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTRACT FOREIGN STUDENTS A special education fund will be set up by the Dutch Ministry of Education and will be able to fund students up to the amount of 5 million EUR. The aim of this fund is to attract more foreign students to complete their studies at Dutch universities. The new scholarships will be available to a total of 1,000 students making it possible for them to apply for 5,000 EUR each to cover their study expenses. The universities will, in turn, cover half of the scholarships themselves. Minister of Education, Jet Bussemaker, believes that studying [...]

New scholarships to attract foreign students2019-01-08T11:34:31+00:00

Good prospects for online retailers in The Netherlands

Good prospects for online retailers in The Netherlands People have become more satisfied with online retailers in the Netherlands during this year, especially in the holiday season. There was a significant improvement in this sector as compared to 2015 due to the country’s large amount of online shoppers. Dutch authorities and the banking community have devised a special and easier way for online shoppers to pay for their products, making it even more convenient. This is great news for foreign investors who want to invest in the online shopping sector. Dutch customers satisfied with online retailers Studies and online surveys [...]

Good prospects for online retailers in The Netherlands2019-01-08T11:35:01+00:00

Dutch Hotel Industry

Higher turnover for Dutch hotels and restaurtants The Netherlands is known for its beautiful sites and awesome tourist opportunities which is why it is such a hotspot for travelers. Due to this large surge of tourists that are attracted to the country, the economy has benefited from it in more than one way. Hotels and restaurants in particular have experienced a 1.3% turnover increase in the third quarter of 2016. This marks a wonderful opportunity for investors who are interested in the hospitality or catering businesses. Hotel industry in the Netherlands From the second quarter of 2016 to the third [...]

Dutch Hotel Industry2019-01-08T11:35:08+00:00