What is a Dutch 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.
A Dutch Foundation is a Dutch legal entity with limited liability but unlike a Dutch limited liability company (a Dutch B.V.) it has no members or share capital.
Not having any shareholders means it offers a high level of protection for the assists of the Foundation (or its ultimate beneficial owner(s)).
What is a STAK?
A STAK is an application of the Dutch Foundation (Stichting). It is basically short for : Stichting Administratie Kantoor.
We simply start calling the Dutch Foundation a STAK, once it starts to act as a shareholder of the shares of a Dutch BV (or other Dutch entity), for which it will also issue profit certificates to the investors/shareholders involved (basically, in return for the shares of the BV). Stock exchange companies such as ABN Amro use the Foundation in a STAK scheme to avoid hostile takeovers, and limit the powers of the regular shareholders, by offering strict profit certificates instead.
Do you need more information on how a Dutch Private Foundation (Stichting) works? Check our Launch Guides here.
Interested in starting an NGO or charitable organization? Check our other Service Page for NGO’s.
A Dutch Private Foundation can be structured in numerous ways. Please contact us for a bespoke offer, or to discuss if your requirements fall within the scope of the offer below.
We provide you fixed fees, and a clear procedure in 5 simple steps.
Step 1. Start-Up Consult with our Launch Crew
It is important for you to find out what the best corporate structure is, what the process of incorporation is, and what the answers are to your questions. In our start-up consult we will go through the process and answer your questions.
Step 2. Application Form
The order form contains questions concerning the corporate structure, directors, personal information, and an overview of all the documents we need to collect from you. Based on the Application Form, we can send you a personalized quote.
Step 3. Collection of Documents
In order to start the formation of your company, we need to identify each involved director, shareholder or stakeholder. Furthermore we need a full understanding of your planned activities.
Step 4. Formation Process
You can set up the company remotely, or you can schedule a visit to our office. We will arrange the notarial requirements and the registration at the Chamber of Commerce.
Step 5. Your Foundation is incorporated!
Congratulations! Your Dutch Foundation is now ready to launch into the Dutch market. Our team can assist you with further corporate and accounting requirements.