Formation and implementation

The Netherlands offer a wide range of opportunities for international investments, beneficial terms for obtaining residence permits and also unique mechanisms for asset protection.

FP Management BV is pleased to offer services on incorporation and full corporate support for companies in the Netherlands, based on individual approach to each client.

Frequent Dutch entities in this respect are:

BV (besloten vennootschap) - a private company with limited liability – is the most popular type of company preferred for setting up a holding/finance/royalty structure.

NV (naamloze vennootschap) - a public company with limited liability, mostly preferred for structures aiming at placing shares on a stock exchange, as well as being involved in banking or insurance business.

STAK (stichting administratiekantoor) - a specific foundation, often used for asset protection and safeguarding business continuity purposes, unique for its separation of legal (bare ownership and voting rights) and economic rights (dividends) to the contributed assets.

The incorporation procedure in the Netherlands goes in 2 steps:

Step 1 - KYC (know-your-client) procedure.

This procedure is handled by FP Management BV for the purpose of complying with local AML and CFT regulations. This involves a set of compliance regulations for businesses to prevent money laundering and the financing of terror groups. Furthermore, it is supported by a whole host of countries and regional organisations, including the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).

Step 2 - preparation of documents and information for company formation.

Prior to incorporation it is important to decide the composition of the board of directors. Substance requirements dictate that at least 50% of the board should consist of Dutch residents for the company to be qualified as a Dutch resident for tax treaty purposes.

It is well known that opening a corporate bank account nowadays is not an easy task; successful accomplishment of this task being mostly dependent upon a company complying with the requirements of the laws.