Company Law

Company and Corporate Law

A good entrepreneur/managing board takes well-considered risks.

This consideration starts with the choice of the legal form of the Netherlands based company, because the legal form of the company determines the liability of the entrepreneur, the financial risks and the type of tax the entrepreneur has to pay.

Our lawyers have in-depth experience in advising and litigating in the area of Netherlands Corporate Law. Our services include advising on incorporation of a private limited liability company and other aspects of starting a subsidiary in the Netherlands. Our Company Law specialists act in a variety of  shareholders’ disputes , and advise and litigate in shareholder buy-outs,  transfer of shares ,  dismissal of a director  and  directors’ liability .


Establishing and liquidating a company

We advise and assist companies with regards to all Company Law aspects ranging from the establishment to the liquidation of a company.

Our services include:

  • Assistance with the incorporation of a company
  • Advise in legal structure
  • Drafting Shareholder agreement
  • Disputes between shareholders
  • Director’s (managing board) liability
  • Liquidation of a company

Private limited company, the Dutch ‘BV’

Most clients decide to incorporate the most popular legal entity in the Netherlands, which is the ‘private limited company’, or in Dutch a besloten vennootschap (BV). The main advantage of a BV is that it’s an autonomous entity. This means that the BV is generally speaking liable for any debts, rather than you as an individual. As a director, you’re an employee of the BV and you act on its behalf. It’s possible to set up a BV on your own or with other individuals and/or legal entities.

There are other legal entities or forms of cooperation. So before you decide to incorporate a company it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the possibilities.

Do you have a specific need that’s not mentioned on our website? Contact us today with your details and we’ll match you up with one of our attorneys. We’re there to assist you!