Template:Unreferenced Template:Companies law Template:Lang (usually abbreviated N.V. or NV) is the Dutch term for a public limited liability company. The company is owned by shareholders, and the company's shares are not registered to certain owners, so that they may be traded on the public stock market.
The phrase literally means "innominate partnership" or "anonymous venture" and comes from the fact that the partners (the shareholders) are not directly known. This is in contrast to the term for a private limited company, which is called Template:Lang (an "exclusive" or "closed partnership", one in which stock is not for sale on open markets).
The Template:Lang is a legal entity in The Netherlands, Belgium, Aruba, Suriname, The Netherlands Antilles, and Indonesia, although in Indonesia the Indonesian translation Template:Lang (PT) is more commonly used.
- Aktiebolag (the corresponding concept in Sweden)
- Aktiengesellschaft (the corresponding concept in Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
- Aktieselskab (the corresponding concept in Denmark)
- Osakeyhtiö (the corresponding concept in Finland)
- Public limited company (the corresponding concept in the UK and in Ireland)
- S.A. (the corresponding concept in France, Spain and other Romanic countries, also in Poland)
- S.P.A. (the corresponding concept in Italy - Società per Azioni)
- Societas Europaea (for the corresponding concept for European companies in the European Union)
- Types of companies
- VAT-vidkryte aktsyonerne tovarystvo (the corresponding concept in Ukraine)it:Naamloze Vennootschap