Public limited company

Dutch corporate law defines a public limited company (abbreviated to N.V. in Dutch) as a legal person with an authorized capital divided in transferable share The portion of registered capital of a private or public limited company
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( share The portion of registered capital of a private or public limited company
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). It is a “public” limited in contrast to a “private” limited because the shares (stocks) can be traded publicly.

In the Netherlands a public limited company is not required to keep a register of its shareholders. The shares (stocks) can be registered or bearer shares (stocks).

Dutch law prescribes that the subscribed capital of a public limited company has to be at least € 45.000.

A shareholder is not personally liable for acts by the limited company. Furthermore he is not required to contribute more to the losses of the limited company than the paid up amount equally to the nominal value of his share The portion of registered capital of a private or public limited company
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