To reduce the risk of money laundering through services provided to the Netherlands by unregulated foreign trust offices, these services will be brought within the scope of the Trust Offices Supervision Act. As a result, so-called virtual trust offices will be prohibited from offering services to the Netherlands (so-called cross border offering of services) without a licence.

Mediation in connection with the sale of legal entities will also become a service subject to supervision under this Act.  

The changes are expected to come into force on 1 January 2012.