(Reuters) – The Dutch government said on Saturday that it was in talks with 250 companies, including a large marine insurer, to move operations to the Netherlands from the UK before Britain's exit from the EU, scheduled for March 29. 19659002] The Ministry of Economy said in a report that a recruitment program had included 42 companies or branches and 1,923 jobs from the UK to the Netherlands in 2018.
The report is Japan's investment bank Norinchukin, media company TVT Media, financial services providers MarketAxess and Azimo, and shipping consultant UKA. P & I Club among movers.
"In 2019, several companies, including Discovery and Bloomberg, have already announced that they intend to invest in the Netherlands because of Brexit," the ministry said. "In addition, the Dutch foreign investment agency speaks with more than 250 foreign companies considering setting up operations in the Netherlands after Brexit. "
It said that most were British, but some were American or Asian companies reconsidering their European branch structures." 1
Companies that have moved certain businesses to the Netherlands or have signaled an intention to do so also include Chicago's CBOE Global Markets, London Stock Exchange Group, Tradeweb, Panasonic and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
The European Medicines Agency, which is already active from a temporary space in Amsterdam, moves 900 employees to the Netherlands from London at the end of this year.