The Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (the “Central Bank”) recently has shared a point of view with respect to the interpretation of the National Ordinance on the Supervision of Investment Institutions and Administrators (“NOSIIA”). Read more...

The leading Dutch Caribbean law firm

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the leading Dutch Caribbean law firm and has been operating on the highest level of the legal market, providing business focused solutions for 75 years now. We are the largest law firm in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the combination of international and local expertise makes us unique. We have offices in Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, and St. Maarten, also servicing St. Eustatius and Saba, and a Dutch Caribbean Desk in Amsterdam. We serve the country of Surinam directly with respect to corporate and finance matters, in close cooperation with a reputable local firm.

Our outstanding reputation and knowledge level are internationally acknowledged. As a member of Lex Mundi's  renowned worldwide network of independent lawyers and an associate of Van Doorne in Amsterdam we serve a worldwide clientele. At the same time our office is deeply rooted in the local island communities in which we operate.

The firm's lawyers have a well established reputation for expertise on acquisitions and in corporate litigation and dispute resolution, in insolvency matters both acting for lenders and as receiver/trustee, in maritime and transport law, intellectual property, employment issues, telecommunications and banking and finance.

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VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in the news
Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal, the legal website for the Dutch Caribbean, has launched its Top 10 Law Firms Suriname 2014. This year, foreign law firms with Suriname desks were included in a separate Top 5 as well. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is no. 1 in that Top 5, based on the total number of lawyers employed at the firm. Please find the complete article on the website of DCLP.
  The international financial sector of Curacao has joined forces to organize a large conference on the important theme 'Curacao… The New Midshore Reality'. The organizers – CIFA, CIFC and STEP Curacao – have been working together for a long time to inform wealthy clients and families from Latin America and the rest of the world about the many possibilities Curacao has to offer. Sabine Altena of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is fellow organizer of the conference, being a CIFA board member. Steffen Hagen will be speaking during the conference in a duo presentation with Helena Sprenger of Houthoff Buruma New York, about asset protection and migrating risks through bilaterial investment treaties (BITs).
Read more...   In the overview of the Top 50 law firms in the Netherlands, which is published by the Dutch legal magazine Mr. annually, Van Doorne has climbed two positions compared to 2013. Van Doorne is the partner firm of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in the Netherlands. Van Doorne was founded in 1930 and comprises both lawyers as well als civil law notaries and tax advisers.
Read more...   VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne expands its team with an additional junior associate. Raoul Profijt was recently sworn in by the Common Court of Justice of Curacao, Aruba and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, Statia, and Saba. In 2014, Raoul finished his second Master’s and in September of the same year he joined the Curacao office of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.
Read more...   On Saturday 31 January, partner and employment law specialist Molly Steward will address medical practitioners, employers and legal staff about the legal aspects of the position of the employer in labor disputes. In the view of the public, the employee is still given the role of the victim, while the employer supposedly would be able to act as he wishes. During her lecture, Molly will discuss whether this view is still accurate in the reality of 2015, whether the balance in the legal position of employer and employee is a healthy one, and whether or not any measures are necessary.
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