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The Netherlands cannot and should not be considered an offshore financial centre. Rates over profits from Dutch companies start from 35%. Nevertheless, there are certain tax concessions, such as treaties between The Netherlands and approximately 60 countries. This represents an opportunity to use Dutch corporate vehicles in structuring international financial transactions.
 
GENERAL FACTS
The Netherlands is located West of Germany and North of Belgium alongside the North Sea coast. It has an area of approximately 16,000 squared miles and a population of approximately 15 million, having the highest population density in Europe.

The Netherlands is one of Europe’s most stable countries. It is a member and co-founder of the European Union. Its official language is Dutch. Nonetheless, English, German and French are widely used in businesses. The country’s legal tender currency is the Euro.

The Netherlands is a Constitutional and hereditary monarchy. However, the Executive Power lies on the Council presided by the Prime Minister. The members of this Council are appointed by the Queen. The Council reflects the politics of most of the members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, which has 150 representatives, elected by direct popular vote.

These are chosen proportionately for a period of 4 years. On the other hand, the First Chamber of the Dutch Parliament has the mission of reviewing law projects previously approved by the Second Chamber.

 
CHARACTERISTICS OF CV’s

A CV (Commanditaire Vennootschap) is a limited liability partnership comparable under Common Law jurisdictions with the “Limited Partnerships”, and in certain Spanish speaking Civil Law jurisdictions with “sociedades en comandita”.

The CV structure consists of two types of partners: those with unlimited liability; also known as General Partners, and those with limited liability, known as Limited Partners. General Partners are those in charge with the management of the affairs of the partnership and are unlimitedly liable for the debts and liabilities arising from their management of the partnership’s interests and assets. Limited Partners usually finance the business economically, have less authority than General Partners and take lower risks. On the other hand, they are not allowed to participate as managers, and their name cannot be used in the partnership’s name.

 

 
ADVANTAGES OF A CV IN NETHERLANDS
  • The Netherlands is not blacklisted in countries such as Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina, among others;
  • The Netherlands does not impose tax payments over profits from CV’s that have been duly structured as “closed” partnerships;
  • They do not require a minimum capital for their incorporation;
  • Partner meetings can take place anywhere in the world;
  • Partner and participation certificate registry can be kept by the General Partner anywhere in the world. Furthermore, they are not required to be registered before any official institution; and
  • The Limited Partners’ responsibility is limited to their respective contribution to the partnership’s capital.
 

 

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