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(International) corporate law and contract law

Entrepreneurship is an ongoing challenge, especially when conducting business on an international level. The Netherlands has a prosperous and open economy, built largely on foreign trade and innovation. The country has more than 10 leading innovation hubs, centered around world-class universities. The Dutch main ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam are key transport arteries in the heart of Europe.

Legal issues become more complex when crossing national borders. Are you a foreign entrepreneur unfamiliar with the Dutch contract law or labor law, rental and real estate law, or business immigration law? Or are you a Dutch entrepreneur who has questions regarding your position abroad? Our legal specialists provide clear answers and are ready to assist you in realizing your business ambitions, hereby not only offering our excellent legal knowledge and skills, but also our understanding of intercultural manners.

Below you will find information about topics you can contact us on.

Establishing your firm

Establishing a business in the Netherlands does not have to be complicated. However, there are things that you must consider. One of the legal forms chosen by most business owners is a besloten vennootschap, or a bv, a private limited company. A bv is, unlike for example a sole proprietorship or general partnership, a legal entity. The shares are privately registered; the names and addresses of the shareholders are recorded in the certificates.

In 2012, the legally permitted options have expanded considerably in regards to establishing private limited companies. Founders now have more freedom to incorporate major deviations from legislations in their statutes. So can different types of shares now be issued as preference shares and non-voting shares.

Mynta Law cooperates with experienced notaries to set up your business, and can advise on the legal structure and form.

Labor law

Dutch labor law is complex. The developments follow each other in rapid succession. The legal expertise of Mynta Law spans employment law in its entirety; from   recruitment to dismissal. The goal is always to try to let the other party agree to an amicable settlement. If this is not possible, or if you have reasons not to want this, we can take your case to court and fight for your best interests.

Labor law has a number of specific areas. How does the relationship between employer and employee change, for example, after an acquisition? Can an employer require the employee to move with him if a company moves from the Netherlands? What are the rules regarding delegation and secondment? To what extent do Dutch collective labor policies apply to foreign employers? On these and other questions, we provide clear, useful answers.