UBO Registration in The Netherlands
Dutch companies and entities are required to be transparent about who owns and controls them. This is to prevent criminal activity such as money laundering. The natural person who legally owns or controls an organization is called the UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Owner).
Fill out the form below if you want us to arrange the UBO registration for your company. Make sure to fill out the form separately for every UBO.
In order to comply with new EU regulations, all companies registered in the Netherlands are required to declare their Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO). This process can be a little confusing, so we've put together this guide to help you through it. In this article, we'll explain what UBO is, how to register your UBO with the Dutch authorities, and how much it will cost you. Let's get started!
When is the deadline to register?
The deadline to do this expires on March 27 2022.
Who is an UBO?
The UBO is the natural person(s) who directly or indirectly owns a stake of 25% or more in your company. UBO's are also those individuals who have control over management decisions, either through voting rights or ownership of shares. It's important to note that UBO's do not have to be shareholders themselves; they can also be directors, trustees and so on. The UBO registration process needs to be completed within one month after you register with the Chamber of Commerce (KVK).
If you have registered your company after September 2020, you have probably already registered your company's UBO('s). In case you have registered your company earlier, you should double-check if your UBO's are properly registered.
Why is it important to register your company’s UBO’s?
There are a few reasons why it's important to register your UBO's. Firstly, UBO registration is a requirement of the new EU regulations. Failing to declare UBO's can result in hefty fines - so it's definitely not something you want to take lightly. Secondly, UBO registration can help protect your company from money laundering and terrorist financing. By knowing who your UBO's are, you can be sure that you're not doing business with anyone who might pose a risk to your company. Finally, UBO registration can help you keep track of your company's shareholders and ownership structure. This information can be useful for due diligence purposes and in the event of a shareholder dispute.
Need help with registering UBO’s?
Legalee can perform the UBO registration on your behalf. The price for the UBO registration is €225,00 per UBO. We apply a €75,00 discount to any 2nd (or 3rd/4th etc.) UBO of the BV.
Fill out the form on this page to get started.
The Legalee team makes sure your Dutch business is fully compliant.