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Private limited companies and public limited companies

If you are operating as a sole trader, it’s important to bear in mind that you can be held personally liable (i.e. with all your personal capital) for your business debts. In certain cases, therefore, it makes more sense to opt for a different legal status, i.e. that of a private limited company (besloten vennootschap, or BV, under Dutch law) or a public limited company (naamloze vennootschap, or NV, under Dutch law).

We are more than happy to advise you on the incorporation of a BV or an NV, and also on how to change the legal status of your business and other issues that may crop up once you have incorporated your company, such as personal liability (and how to preclude it), the drafting of contracts, product liability, decision-making procedures, disputes with shareholders, partnerships and alliances with other businesses, finance, reorganisations, succession, and mergers and acquisitions. 

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