For international companies, the Netherlands might be an interesting country to start new activities in. When those companies want to work in the Netherlands, they often set up a Dutch BV company. If you want to set up a Dutch business yourself, it might be useful to read this article carefully. In this article, we will talk about the requirements and main steps of starting a Dutch business.
When you want to set up a Dutch BV, you need founding members, which can be companies or individuals. The Dutch Company Law is quite easy to access because it allows the new BV’s to be formed with one (or more) director(s) that can be the shareholders as well. The main benefit is that the minimum share capital only must be one euro.
The most important requirement to start a Dutch BV is that you need to have a local Netherlands business address to start the business.
Steps of registering a Dutch BV
You will need a notary to draft the articles of association. In those official documents, there needs to be informed on the management board, the shareholders, the activities, the share capital, and the registration address. After drafting this article of association, the following steps are very important. First, you need to very if the company name is available and need to reserve this name. After this, you need to collect the diligence documentation and sent this to the incorporation agent. Then you need to submit the notarized statutory documents and deed of incorporation. After this, you need to register the company in the commercial registry and the tax authorities. When this is done, you can open a bank account and deposit the company capital and finally commence business operations.
These are a lot of hard steps. If you need help to do this, Intercompany Solutions can help you out. They have a lot of experience setting up different kinds of Dutch companies.