Netherlands Company Formation

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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Lawyers in Netherlands


BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in The Netherlands through our affiliated Dutch lawyers and Law Firms in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other major cities in The Netherlands. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of Dutch Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Dutch Real Estate Law and certain areas of Intellectual Property Law (such as Trademark Registration for instance).

You can find some of our main areas of expertise below:

Company Formation in The Netherlands

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in The Netherlands in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both Dutch Limited  Liability or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in The Netherlands

BridgeWest provides legal assistance for the recuperation of debts from Dutch companies through pre-trial proceedings (official notifications to the debtor, negotiations etc.) as well as trial representation.

Mergers and Acquisitions in The Netherlands

Mergers and Acquisitions as well other corporate restructuring on the Dutch market.

Due Diligence in The Netherlands

This refers to both corporate due diligence (performing certain verifications of Dutch business partners for instance) as well as real estate due diligence (offering a verification of a real estate property to be purchased in The Netherlands).

Taxation Advice and Planning in The Netherlands

Advice on any Dutch tax and taxation methods, planning for the minimization of taxes, taxes involved with ownership and transfer of real estate.

BridgeWest offers company formation in Netherlands, including virtual office and other related services.

Articles on Law in Netherlands

Types of companies in Netherlands

The Netherlands is a member of the European Union, a big advantage for residents of EU states. The jurisdiction of Netherlands fully supports foreign ownership with company formation. Economically speaking, Netherlands is very competitive, having a rapid and prosperous development. An entrepreneur m ...

The Trade Register of Netherlands

The Trade Register of Netherlands is managed by the Chamber of Commerce, and its goal is to ensure a good relation between entrepreneur and law, and also to provide quality information on other business enterprises. The Dutch Trade Register records the activities of a company, being a useful source ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Netherlands

The state of Netherlands offers plenty of incentives for foreign investors and many advantages make Netherlands a good choice, starting from a stable economical environment to capable and well instructed workforce. Setting up a Dutch company is an easy and straightforward process. Entrepreneurs who ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in The Netherlands

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Dutch BV (Limited Liability Company)? The most common business form in Netherlands is the Limited Liability Company, or the BV, which can be set up with a minimum capital of only 1 EUR - since October 2012. The capital is divided into non-transferable regist ...

Setting up a Joint Stock Company (Naamloze Vennootschap) in The Netherlands

A joint stock corporation or a public limited liability company is known in Holland as a Naamloze Vennootschap (NV). This type of business is rarely chosen for new companies in the Netherlands, although it is designed for all company sizes and considered to be more flexible than private limited liab ...

Shelf Company in Netherlands

Netherlands is one of the most desired countries for foreign investors, due to the welcoming and profitable business environment. Setting up companies in Netherlands is one way to invest and obtain profit. There are various types of company structures, including shelf companies. These are already fo ...

Paying Taxes in Netherlands

1. What is the corporate tax in Netherlands? In Netherlands the corporate tax applies at a rate of 20% for a profit of below 200.000 Euros. Profit exceeding 200,000 Euros is taxed at a rate of 25%. 2. What is the VAT in Netherlands? Value Added Tax in Netherlands applies to all goods and se ...

Doing Business in Netherlands

Country profile Netherlands is a constitutional monarchy, with the capital city set in Amsterdam. However, the Parliament and Government are located in Hague. The Netherlands belongs to the Western Europe, bordering Belgium to the South, Germany to the East and North and the North Sea along its west ...

Company Law in Netherlands

If you have decided to set up a company in Netherlands, you should consult the Dutch Corporate Law, as it is stipulated in the article 2:175 of the Dutch Civil Code (BurgerlijkWetboek). According to the provisions stipulated in the Dutch Company Law, you must firstly decide what type of business is ...

Why Invest in Netherlands

Netherlands has a stable economy that provides an attractive environment for foreign businesses. There are plenty of opportunities for investment and the Dutch government also offers numerous incentives, turning the country into a genuine option for entrepreneurs that are willing to set up a company ...

Foreign Investments in Netherlands

General overview There are over 6,000 foreign companies at the moment in the Netherlands, providing 30% of the total volume of business in Holland. Foreign companies develop activities in many fields, from high-technology electronics and electrical equipment to chemicals, metals, textiles and food, ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (BV) in The Netherlands

A Besloten vennootschap or BV is actually a Limited Liability Company established in the Netherlands. A Dutch BV is a legal entity with an authorized capital divided into shares, which are privately registered and not freely transferable. Capital Since October 2012, there is a minimum share capital ...

Setting up a Joint Stock Company (Naamloze Vennootschap) in The Netherlands

A joint stock corporation or a public limited liability company is known in Holland as a Naamloze Vennootschap (NV). This type of business is rarely chosen for new companies in the Netherlands, although it is designed for all company sizes and considered to be more flexible than private limited liab ...

Lawyer in the Netherlands

All lawyers in the Netherlands must register with the Netherlands Bar Association (Nederlandse Orde van Advocaten) before he starts practising this profession.  Besides supervising and regulating the professional behavior of lawyers in Holland, the Netherlands Order of Advocates or Bar Associat ...

Dutch Public Notary

  A public notary in the Netherlands is a legal advisor paid for offering advice in legal matters and sometimes acts as a mediator. Dutch public notaries are independent, objective and they ensure professional confidentiality, with the right to withhold information in court. A public notary in ...

Power of Attorney in The Netherlands

A power of attorney in the Netherlands allows a person to empower another individual to act for them. A Dutch power of attorney can be given expressly of tacitly, according to the Civil Code in the Netherlands. A general power of attorney in Holland does not extend to acts of disposition, unless it ...

Business Start-up Costs in the Netherlands

1. What is the minimum share capital? A Dutch limited liability company requires a minimum share capital of 1EUR in order to be incorporated, while a joint stock company in The Netherlands requires at least 45,000 EUR as an initial share capital. 2. What are the Company Registration fees?  The ...

Company Liquidation in the Netherlands

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Netherlands . Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, dealing with the Court, closing the company's bank account or ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in The Netherlands

The major forms of Dutch non-profit organization are the associations, the foundations and the churches. The Dutch Civil Code is regulating these forms of entities and describes them as form of organizations that cannot produce profit for its members and are used especially in order to pursue charit ...

Nominee Director in Netherlands

 The registration of a Dutch company begins with drafting the articles of association, which contains the legal entity’s internal regulations. In these articles are also stipulated the names of the company’s representative, besides the name of the company, its address, its capital, ...

Set up a Company in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has a prosperous and open economy that heavily relies on exterior trade and is characterized by stable industrial relations, unemployment and moderate inflation. Netherlands also has a jurisdiction that allows and more over encourages foreign investments. Setting up a company in Neth ...

Meet us in Amsterdam or Rotterdam

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our specialists in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Netherlands.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Holland.