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On 28 November, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized the Day of the Supervisory Board in cooperation with The Galan Group and Linkels & Partners. With over 60 participants and a lively panel discussion, the Day was a succesful edition of the annual event. Robbert Kroon (The Galan Group) acted as moderator and introduced six keynote speakers: Nelson Navarro (Minister of Justice) opened the day, followed by presentations by Donald de Palm (Advisor Corporate Governance), Mike Willem (president Evaluation Committee Corporate Governance), John Soliano (director Bonaire Holding Maatschappij), Harald Linkels (Linkels & Partners) and Frank Kunneman (VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne). The five presentations that were held during this day can be downloaded on our website now. 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.

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in the news

The country of St. Maarten and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) have signed an agreement for the execution of trademark legislation in St. Maarten. As per 1 January 2015, BBIE will introduce a new procedure for trademark registration with validity in St. Maarten. This will facilitate online submission of trademarks, which will result in a faster completion of the registration procedure. The trademark register itself will be accessible online. Miriam den Boogert, IP attorney at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne: “This agreement means a huge step forward in the efficiency of trademark registrations. Our experience with BBIE regarding trademark registrations on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba is excellent. BBIE has been responsible for the execution of trademark legislation on those islands since 2010.” From the press release that BOIP published on Thursday 20 March: Read more...  

On behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, Tom Peeters and Sophie van Lint have responded to information from the Public Body of Bonaire regarding long lease, and adjustment and enforced collection thereof. A news article in Antilliaans Dagblad (Antillian Daily) suggested that the Bonaire local government is entitled to adjustment and enforced collection if the long lease isn’t paid in time. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is of the opinion that this information is incorrect. A response, explaining this view, has been published in local newspapers Antilliaans Dagblad (in Dutch) and Extra (in Papiamentu).   Chambers & Partners has launched its annual worldwide ranking of law firms and individual lawyers. These rankings are based on independent research and feedback of clients of the firms. In this 2014 edition of Chambers Global, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is again placed in the highest category: Band 1. With four ranked partners, the firm also scores the highest number of individually ranked lawyers. Read more...  

Law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne launches a specialized team in Governance, Risk & Compliance. The firm engages drs. ing. Robbert Kroon (The Galan Group) as Counsel for this purpose. Together with prof. dr. Frank Kunneman, Kroon will be the face of the new practice group. Kunneman and Kroon have advised, published and lectured on corporate governance, risk, and compliance for years. Read more...  

The Top 25 of law firms in Curacao, which is published annually by legal website Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal, shows that VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the largest law firm again this year. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne grew to 24 lawyer in Curacao and 37 in total in the Dutch Caribbean. Read more...
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