Webinar: Doing Business in the Netherlands (Carpenter Box and Joanknecht)

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December 8, 2021 - Carpenter Box, Joanknecht

PrimeGlobal member firms Carpenter Box in the UK and Joanknecht in the Netherlands recently collaborated on a webinar providing guidance on doing business in the Netherlands. The webinar was designed specifically for SMEs looking to expand their business into the Netherlands.

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In this webinar, Carpenter Box hosted Mark-Jan van der Weerden and Peter-Paul Derks from Joanknecht who discussed doing business in the Netherlands. 

The topics discussed included:

  • How the Netherlands can provide a gateway to the EU market
  • The regulatory environment: long term trends and hot topics
  • Business case studies for services: R&D centre and sales office
  • Business case studies for goods: Online consumer electronics retailers and online supermarket


Mark-Jan van der Weerden, Tax Partner, Joanknecht

Mark-Jan is Tax Partner at Joanknecht and has over 20 years of experience as a Tax Advisor for international (family owned) business relations. Over the years, Mark-Jan has helped many entrepreneurs to set up businesses in the Netherlands concerning regulatory, tax and payroll issues.

Peter-Paul Derks, Tax Adviser

Peter-Paul has over ten years of experience as a Tax Adviser. His advisory services concern mostly international aspects of corporate income tax, personal income tax and Dutch withholding tax for both foreign and Dutch clients (‘inbound’ and ‘outbound’). In addition, he acts as client and (general) project manager for foreign clients who require such additional support in the Netherlands (mostly SME’s).

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Carpenter Box is an award-winning sector focused firm of Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisers based in South East England, with a headcount of nearly 200. To best serve clients, the firm is organised into specialist business groups, offering a comprehensive range of services to businesses and private clients. By building strong relationships, the firm's specialist teams advise clients on growing their business in a profitable, sustainable and tax efficient way. At Carpenter Box, the team want to understand what clients want to achieve and work closely with clients to help them get there. They offer practical solutions which are right for businesses, business owners and individuals and the wider family. With a relationship led service, the firm looks to build trust to understand the opportunities and challenges faced by businesses.

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Joanknecht was founded in 1948 and has been through all cycles of the economy. We uphold the highest standards in professional expertise and customer services. Our successes over the past decades prove that we must be doing something right. At first glance, our package of services seems to have much in common with many other firms. We are convinced, however, that our approach is essentially different. Our objective is to contribute to your success and our firm is equipped to do so. All our employees are dedicated, self-confident and prepared to go the extra mile. Our aim is to help our clients seize their opportunities.

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