An association (vereniging in Dutch) is a common legal form utilized for organizations made up of members having equal contribution in and rights to participation, responsibility, and liability.

This legal form is often used for sports and cultural organizations, in which an elected board by the general meeting of members, works in the interest of the membership. Associations are mostly non-profit entities.


The incorporation of Associations can be done by notarial deed, which document than dictates the internal and external functioning of the Association.

For more information on legal entities, assistance can be sought from a Notary at law or an Attorney at law in St. Maarten.

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