Business Structuring

“Expert strategic advice on business structuring.”

The structuring of businesses is an essential part of our corporate practice and requires expert legal guidance. Our clients are given expert strategic legal advice about establishing, changing and maintaining their corporate governance structures and business structures. We have all the tools available to implement the advised structures in an efficient and pro-active way in connection with:

Chambers Global 2014 – Corporate/M&A

Department head Louis Bouchez is described as “very knowledgeable and able to turn things around quickly.” He recently assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP Gas Nederland.

Foreign Desks This firm’s Germany desk includes a number of German speakers and handles transactional and regulatory issues in areas including real estate, IT and media. Its clients include groups from, or with interests in, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Partner Marcel Willems is a contact for the desk.

Chambers Europe 2014 – Corporate/M&A

What the team is known for Growing team with considerable experience supporting foreign companies seeking to enter the Dutch market. Acts as board adviser to clients as well as assisting with transactions.

Work highlights Advised Nike on the Dutch aspects of its partnership with textile company DyeCoo.

Notable practitioners Department head Louis Bouchez is described as “very knowledgeable and able to turn things around quickly.” He recently assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP Gas Nederland.

Significant clients Anteryon International, Port of Amsterdam, PPG.

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 – Corporate and M&A

Kennedy Van der Laan advises on inbound transactions, with a focus on the technology and healthcare sectors. Team head Louis Bouchez assisted DCC with its acquisition of BP’s Benelux-based liquid petroleum gas distribution business. The practice also advised VU university medical center and GGZ inGeest on corporate governance.

The Legal 500 rankings 2015

The Legal 500 has published its rankings for 2015. On the basis of annual extensive research on the market and among clients, The Legal 500 compiles...

16 april 2015 

The importance of paying up issued shares in a Dutch limited liability company

On the first day of October 2012 new legislation with regard to the Dutch limited liability company (“BV”) came into force which provides for...

15 april 2014 

Employee and investor participation

Having a good business idea is always step one. To convert that idea into a successful and commercially viable company is step two and can be a...

06 march 2014 

Making business decisions in a growing company

The process of making business decisions is simple as long if you only have to deal with yourself and your co-founder(s). As soon as your business...

04 november 2013 

More Possibilities for Division of Powers of Shareholders

An interesting change that will perhaps be overlooked at first is the possibility to divide voting rights of shareholders. Such a division is...

23 april 2013 

Adieu Nachgründung: What Now? Important Transitional Arrangements Within the Scope of the New Flex–Wet

Introduction The general transitional rules within the scope of the Flex-Wet are based on the New Civil Code Transition Act of 28 November 1991...

28 march 2013 

Simplified adoption of annual accounts of BV’s may lead to unsolicited consequences for managing directors who are also shareholders of a BV

The simplified procedure for the adoption of annual accounts is intended to lead to a cost reduction in case all shareholders of a private limited...

17 january 2013 

Share Without VotingRights or Depositary Receipts for Shares?

Since the entry into force of the Flexibilization of BV Act (flex-BV Act) as of 1 October 2012, a private company (B.V.) may issue shares without...

17 december 2012 

Attention All Directors and Supervisory Directors: Management and Supervision Act In Force on 1 January 2013!

The Management and Supervision Act ("the Act") will enter into force on 1 January 2013. As a result, the legal position of a director under the...

29 october 2012 

Good riddance? The duty of a managing director to investigate the third party buyer before he sells his subsidiary

Background On January 25, 2012, the District Court of Amsterdam ("Court") ruled on grounds of managing director’s liability towards creditors of...

24 july 2012 

More Possibilities Under New Flexible BV Law

On 12 June 2012 the Senate adopted the bill regarding the Flex BV. This bill makes it easier to incorporate a BV (a Dutch private company) and to...

27 june 2012 

New Corporate Law Legislation

In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil...

28 february 2012 

Employer Has No Case: Excess of 30-Days Term After Sectoral Committee

Court of Appeal of The Hague, 29 November 2011, LJN:BU7160 The Facts On 15 September 2009, the employer requested the Works Council to grant its...

31 january 2012 

One-Tier Board Enacted as of 1 January 2012

On 31 May 2011, the Dutch Senate agreed to the bill about the one-tier board. The new act is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2013 and...

30 june 2011 

Incorporating a BV and NV Made More Simple as of 1 July 2011

As of 1 July 2011 it will no longer be necessary to apply for a ‘certificate of no objection’ when incorporating a BV or an NV. This will put an...

27 may 2011 

Important Changes to Dutch Corporate Law in 2010 (I)

In December 2009 three bills were adopted by the Dutch Lower House of Parliament, which are expected to enter into force on 1 January or 1 July...

16 july 2010 

Representation in a Conflict of Interests Situation

A discussion of the judgment of the Supreme Court dated 21 March 2008, LJN: BC1849, R07/012HR In this judgment of 21 March 2008 the Supreme Court...

23 may 2008 

Breaking Off Negotiations Is Allowed!

A discussion of the judgment of the Supreme Court dated 29 February 2008 (LJN: BC1855) Introduction In its judgment dated 29 February 2008 the...

20 march 2008 

Continuation of the Legal Entity that has been Dissolved in a European Perspective

In this article Jan Schouten shall discuss the various procedures in various Member States for the dissolution of a company and continuation of a...

27 february 2008 
Jan Schouten

Jan Schouten

Civil-Law Notary, Partner

  • Jan Schouten Civil-Law Notary, Partner +31 20 5506 853
  • Marinus de Waal Deputy Civil-Law Notary +31 20 5506 810
  • Sophie Morriën Deputy Civil-Law Notary +31 20 5506 875