Attractive for foreign investment

The positive results of the EIU research (commissioned by international law firm Clifford Chance) illustrate that the Netherlands remains an attractive destination for foreign investment. Recent research published by consultancy firm Ernst & Young showed that 161 foreign companies invested in the Netherlands in 2012.

Amsterdam Area

Within the Netherlands, most foreign organisations choose to set up and expand in the Amsterdam Area. According to Ernst & Young’s Investment Barometer report, more than a third of all foreign companies that come to the Netherlands choose to set up shop in Amsterdam. In the past year, 126 new international companies established offices in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

Why Jones Day chose Amsterdam

International law firm Jones Day is one of the companies that opened a new Amsterdam office earlier this year, focusing on matters related to corporate and M&A, private equity, capital markets, litigation and antitrust law. In the April edition of publication The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (MCC), Luc Houben, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Amsterdam office, explained why his company chose to establish a new office in Amsterdam. Read more about why Jones Day chose Amsterdam.