Before you start your Netherlands company, it’s advised to have a good understanding of the Dutch company laws, and the responsibilities of the shareholders and board members. Similarly, as an employer, it’s important to understand your (legal) responsibilities towards your staff and understand the consequences of employing staff in The Netherlands.
First, you should ask yourself: why am I starting a business in The Netherlands in the first place? In order to employ staff? Or to open a warehouse? Or to apply for a VAT number and perform importing activities? Each situation is different and has different legal consequences.
In case you are signing any kind of legal agreement, from an employment agreement to a rental agreement, it’s advised to get Legal advice from an experienced Dutch lawyer. Dutch corporate lawyers will check if you are taking any unnecessary risks or committing to a (long-term) hidden agreement.
Based on your market entry scenario, Bolder Launch can consult you on the legal consequences of performing such activity, and provides legal advice on how such activity can be structured.
In many cases, Bolder Launch can provide legal consulting services & legal assistance as part of our basic corporate secretarial service. This means you get access to experienced Dutch consultants without any hourly charges.
As a global entrepreneur, you should not underestimate the complexity of understanding a new legal system. Although the internet provides a lot of information and online standard templates can be very convenient. When it comes to legal affairs, the devil lies in the details.
By appointing Bolder Launch as your legal partner, you avoid such scenarios, so you can focus on your business.