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The Netherlands have a closed system of legal entities under private law. The law stipulates that associations, cooperatives, mutual insurance companies, public limited companies, private limited companies and foundations all have legal personality. Because of this legal personality, a legal entity is equivalent to a natural person as far as property law is concerned.

If you intend to set up a business or develop activities in this direction, it is extremely important for you to choose the most appropriate legal form. Tax aspects, for example, may play an important role in your choice. In order to set up one of the above legal entities, with the exception of an association with limited legal authority, according to Dutch law a notarial deed is required and therefore you cannot do this without the help of a civil-law notary.

CMS will assist you from both a notarial and tax point of view in choosing the most suitable legal entity to achieve your intended purpose. We will take care of setting up this legal entity and will of course be happy to give you advice and answer any questions afterwards.

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Martijn van der Bie
Part­ner
Civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Martijn van der Bie practices corporate law and his main areas of expertise are in the field of mergers and acquisitions, listings, restructuring, corporate governance, joint ventures, private ...
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Erik Vorst
Part­ner
Civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Erik Vorst is a civil law notary and member of our corporate practice. He has broad expertise and extensive experience in the areas of joint ventures, private equity, group structures, mergers and ...
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Elisabeth Anne von Von Meijenfeldt
Deputy civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Elisabeth von Meijenfeldt is a candidate civil-law notary in the Corporate practice group of our firm. She specialises in corporate law and the law of artificial persons. Elisabeth advises on the...
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Berber van Haren
Deputy civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Berber van Haren is a candidate civil-law notary in the Corporate practice group of our firm. She specialises in corporate law and the law of artificial persons. Berber advises on the transfer,...
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Marcellina Rietvelt
Professional support lawyer
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Marcellina Rietvelt is a professional support lawyer for the Corporate/M&A group in the CMS Amsterdam office. She specialises in company law and focusses on energy projects and mergers and...
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Saskia van Wakeren
Notary's clerk
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Saskia van Wakeren is a paralegal and has worked for more than 10 years in the notarial practice. She has vast experience in implementing deal structures for corporate, finance and real estate...
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Tom van Duuren
Civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Dr. Tom van Duuren is a civil-law notary and has over 30 years of experience in international corporate, finance and real estate transactions and has earned a reputation of providing pragmatic and...
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Gieneke van Nierop
Deputy civil law notary
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Gieneke van Nierop works as a deputy civil law notary in our Corporate Practice Group. Her knowledge and experience focus particularly on company law and the law of artificial persons. Her areas of...
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Christian Delgado
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Christian Delgado is a senior attorney in the firm's Corporate/M&A Practice Group. He provides advice on a range of company and corporate law issues, with a focus on national and cross-border M&A wor...
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Dena Mokhberolsafa
Attorney-at-law
Netherlands, Amsterdam
Dena Mokhberolsafa is a lawyer in the Corporate/M&A Practice Group of our firm. She specializes in corporate law. Dena represents mid-size and large companies, advising them on national and...