“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” (Mark Twain)
Getting familiar with a new market, and setting up a business in the Netherlands can be tricky. It requires knowledge of local (tax) legislation and regulations, culture, language, customs and habits. But also knowledge of factors like infrastructure, geography, politics and competitors. Knowledge that you need in order to conduct business fairly and successfully to create a sound foundation for growth.
What you need is an expert who means business, understands you, your company and your requirements, and is familiar with the local customs and protocols. An expert, that is able to act as your ‘country manager’ during the market entry phase, and even after.
Set up a Dutch B.V. (Limited company)
Company formation has never been this easy in the Netherlands. Set up your Netherlands Private Company in a few simple steps, at a fixed rate, together with the most experienced formation agent in the Netherlands.
Dutch Private Foundation
The Dutch Foundation, can be an interesting vehicle, but it depends a lot on your situation. A more legally detailed document you can find in our Launch Guide.
Starting a non-profit organization has never been this easy. The most popular legal entity to start your charity organization is the Dutch Foundation. Bolder Launch has years of experience setting up Foundations.
Dutch Branch Registration
The branch registration in Netherlands is accessible for any type of legal entity, from anywhere in the world. Keep in mind, that if the overseas company has no English statutory documents available, that official translations might be required.
Dutch NV Formation Service
The NV is a legal entity that can be registered if you have a minimum share capital of 45.000 EUR (of which 20% must be paid up), according to the Dutch Companies Act.
Consider the corporate landscape
Setting up a company in the Netherlands should be the easy part. But how do you go about it? Which legal entity should you incorporate? How do you structure your outgoing dividends while minimizing withholding taxes? Should you appoint of local director, or not? In case you act as a non-resident director, do you legally require to payroll yourself (and include a (taxable) salary)? Have you considered to register a branch, or limit your liabilities on a legal level?
It’s hard to limit your legal liabilities, if you don’t have a full understanding of such liabilities when doing business in Netherlands.
Advantages of our Company Formation ServiceAs your company officer, we will discuss Company Formation as a first step on your Market Entry Strategy, and consider the following elements:
- The notary requirements of the formation
- How and when to appoint multiple shareholders/directors
- Minimum office requirements
- Selecting and protecting your Company Name
- Getting a ‘business license’, etc. etc.
The Process & Timeline
In the graphic below, you can see the timeline which applies when setting up your Dutch company. You will have to keep these steps in mind when starting your business in the Netherlands.* The top bar reflects the timeline for our most sold service, which includes support in obtaining a bank account and demands a visit to the Netherlands. The bar below (with dotted line) reflects the timeline for a remote formation, which could be of interest to you if you don’t need a Dutch Bank account. This will save you the trip to the Netherlands, but is more costly.
This might not apply to you, but many entrepreneurs are particularly interested in the ‘financial’ expectations. Therefore Bolder Launch has adopted a very transparent and cost-efficient pricing structure, which you can find in our Fee Schedule .
What we need from you
Once you have decided to go ahead with the formation of the company, we will require information and documentation on the involved persons and companies. The simpler the corporate structure, the less information we will require. We will inform you of the exact requirements during the intake meeting/call that we will schedule with you. Please be aware that we will at least need the following documents:
|Individual Director/Shareholder||(If relevant): Corporate Director/Shareholder|
Proof of Address
At Bolder Launch, we don’t consider ‘company formation’ as a standalone service, but it’s part of the complete ‘incorporation’‘ of all resources that you require to successfully enter a new market.
The advantage of working with Bolder Launch is that we have dealt with over 15.000 entrepreneurs and have established more than 10.000 companies in the last 10 years! Our substantial experience in dealing with non-resident or complex structures, allows us to provide guaranteed expectations, and avoid unnecessary frustrations and delays dealing with notaries, tax offices, banks, and other involved parties.
This is why Bolder Launch, as a one-stop-shop, is a preferred partner of global entrepreneurs who desire full assistance and assurances during their company formation.