The Netherlands offers a stable economy, a reliable and equitable tax regime, a sophisticated, internationally oriented infrastructure and a society and culture of openness, both to outsiders and to new ideas. The same openness applies to foreign investments. In addition, the Dutch economy is noted for its stable industrial relations, a productive and well-educated workforce, excellent IT connectivity and plays an important role as a European transportation hub.
Because of its attractive investment climate, the Netherlands has been chosen by many leading corporations as the location of their European headquarters, distribution operations or customer care centres. More than 5.000 foreign-based companies operate in the Netherlands. And the country is home to both Dutch and foreign-based multinationals: 15 Dutch multinationals belong to the Fortune 500 (including Philips, Unilever and Shell) and 14 non-European Fortune 500 companies have established their European headquarters in the Netherlands, half of which are Asian multinationals.
Foreign-based companies are increasingly considering expansion into Europe to grow their business, gain market share, acquire distribution channels or obtain know-how. If establishing or acquiring a business in Europe or the Netherlands is on your agenda, KPMG is more than ready to support you as your trusted advisor. Our Dutch offices provide a large range of audit, tax and advisory services and we work closely together with other member firms of the international KPMG network. We are very keen to assist you in the necessary phases: from market entry studies to transaction assistance, and from tax structuring to establishing the right controls.
To ensure that you will receive the best services from a multidisciplinary team that understands your background, culture and local business practices, KPMG has established select country teams consisting of audit, tax and advisory professionals. We have dedicated country specialists for the following countries who can assist with investment in the Netherlands as well as investment in the respective country:
For other countries than the abovementioned please contact the KPMG International Markets team in the Netherlands. We would be delighted to support you with your planned activities in the Netherlands.
Elbert Waller, Head of High Growth Markets
+31 20 656 7009