Doing business in the Netherlands

A guide to getting started

Event date: 4 November 2021

In this webinar, Carpenter Box hosts Mark-Jan van der Weerden and Peter-Paul Derks from Joanknecht to discuss doing business in the Netherlands. Joanknecht is a professional Eindhoven (the Netherlands) based accounting and advisory firm assisting both foreign businesses expanding into the Netherlands and Dutch businesses expanding abroad. They are members of our international association PrimeGlobal.

Watch this webinar designed specifically for SMEs looking to expand their business into the Netherlands to find out:

  • How the Netherlands can be your 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 its business in the Netherlands concerning regulatory, tax and payroll issues.

Peter-Paul Derks, Tax Adviser

Peter-Paul has over 10 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).


Joanknecht is a professional Eindhoven (the Netherlands) based accounting and advisory firm. Their international advisory practice focusses on assisting both Dutch businesses expanding abroad and foreign businesses expanding into the Netherlands. For corporates they provide specialized services. In addition, they provide more general cross-border advisory services and support for SME’s.