The Dutch private company: successfully relaunched?

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Abstract

This Chapter in a comparative book on private limited liability companies starts with an illustration of the former success of the Dutch limited liability company (BV). Next it addresses the competitive European legal environment within which the Dutch BV has to operate. The study shows how the Dutch legal environment lost a large part of its competitiveness. Third, we sketch the flexibility of the new Dutch system and investigate whether the legal reform can meet the needs and requirements of modern business in the 21st century. We could only partially identify a successful restart and provide a number of suggestions to turn the tide.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimplication of Private Companies in the EU
EditorsY. De Cordt, E.J. Navez
Place of PublicationBrussel
PublisherBruylant
Pages159-184
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Private limited liability company
  • the Netherlands
  • Flex BV
  • Competitiveness
  • Regulatory competition

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van der Elst, C. F., & Vermeulen, E. P. M. (2014). The Dutch private company: successfully relaunched? In Y. De Cordt, & E. J. Navez (Eds.), Simplication of Private Companies in the EU (pp. 159-184). Brussel: Bruylant.
van der Elst, C.F. ; Vermeulen, E.P.M. / The Dutch private company: successfully relaunched?. Simplication of Private Companies in the EU. editor / Y. De Cordt ; E.J. Navez. Brussel : Bruylant, 2014. pp. 159-184
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van der Elst, CF & Vermeulen, EPM 2014, The Dutch private company: successfully relaunched? in Y De Cordt & EJ Navez (eds), Simplication of Private Companies in the EU. Bruylant, Brussel, pp. 159-184.

The Dutch private company: successfully relaunched? / van der Elst, C.F.; Vermeulen, E.P.M.

Simplication of Private Companies in the EU. ed. / Y. De Cordt; E.J. Navez. Brussel : Bruylant, 2014. p. 159-184.

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