Starting a Business

Are you going to start a business?

A starting entrepreneur will have to choose a legal form by which his/her business will be run.  There are different legal forms, each of which has its own rules.  The entrepreneur can, for example, run his/her business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, a private limited company (B.V.) or a limited company (N.V.).  The legal form most appropriate for your business will depend on, for example, the purpose of your business and how the arrangement of the board of directors should be organized.  Your civil-law notary or candidate civil-law notary can advise you on this choice.

The deed of incorporation will be signed by the founder(s), board member(s) and the civil-law notary.  The deed of incorporation contains the articles of incorporation of the legal entity, in which the name, seat, and purpose of the legal entity is recorded.  The civil-law notary will provide for entry of the legal entity and the member(s) of the board of directors in the registers of the Chamber of Commerce.