Start a business in the Netherlands


Setting up your business in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is an attractive country for foreign investments. The infrastructure in Holland is one of the best in the world, and the business costs are low. Located on continental Europe, most European countries can easily be reached by train or car, and its international ports and airports connect the Netherlands with the entire world. London is just one hour flight away. Although the official language in the Netherlands is Dutch, you will easily get by with English.

To set up a business in the Netherlands, an important question is how to structure your company. We can provide you with advice in close coordination with our tax partners and notary services in order to ensure all your needs are catered for.

Our corporate law specialists can assist you on a wide range of topics, such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, director’s liabilities, intellectual property rights, etc. Our team immigration lawyer’s has extensive experience rendering services to (family owned) companies, SME’s and international group companies with various backgrounds.

For Dutch employment matters and global mobility matters we have a dedicated employment law team. For international businesses, it is important to note that Dutch law may (in part) be applicable, even if you have excluded Dutch law in your employment contracts.

Matters concerning your business premises or are in good hands with our property law practice group.

On this website, you will find more information on the immigration requirements of moving to the Netherlands: for example on obtaining recognized sponsor status for your new Dutch business entity, hiring skilled workers, secondments within a group company,  but also information on residence permits for entrepreneurs and information on how to obtain any other type of work permit for your personnel. We are happy to discuss these options with you in more detail.

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