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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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Last week, Cinemark has signed the lease with the new to open shopping center Sambil in Curacao. With this signing, Sambil is now ensured of the opening of a Cinemark movie theatre in the new shopping mall, which will open its doors in May 2015. Cinemark operates the third largest circuit of the United States. On behalf of the legal team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, Godelieve Wesselingh attended the closing.
Read more...   In the 2015 edition of the Chambers Global law firm ranking, which was launched on 12 March 2015, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been placed in the highest category for the fifth consecutive year. Moreover, with five individual ranked lawyers the firm performs significantly better than other firms in the region. Steffen Hagen, who recently joined the firm, is a new addition to the four ranked lawyers the firm already had in the past years. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the only law firm to provide more than one ranked lawyer in the Dutch Caribbean edition of Chambers Global 2015. Read more...   The Kluwer (a Dutch legal publisher) Maritime Law Handbook offers a country-by-country overview of arrest of vessels, enforced sale of vessels, registration of vessels, and mortgage on vessels. The parts about Curacao en Aruba were recently added and were written by Mayesi Hammoud and Willemieke Princée on behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, together with co-author and former firm member Freeke Kunst. Read more...   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).
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