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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.
On Tuesday 23 August 2016, the legislative bill introducing a new licensing system for all-inclusive accommodation in Aruba was adopted by the Parliament. The proposed amendments to the Licensing Ordinance were approved with twelve votes in favor and eight against. Attorneys at law Frank Kunneman, Tom Peeters, and Sophie van Lint of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne advised The Ministry of Tourism on the drafting of this new legislation.
Recently, the fourth edition of the German Handbook Distribution Law (Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts) has been published. With its 2329 pages, this book gives an extensive explanation of the distribution law in and outside of Germany. Attorney at law Roderik van Hees contributed with a chapter on distribution law, agency law and franchise law in the Netherlands. The handbook has been published by publishing company C.H. Beck and is available via their website.