Most codes for good corporate governance are based on the so-called ‘comply or explain principle’. This rule fits a gliding scale of obligations. At the bottom, this scale gives you full freedom whether or not to follow a rule from the Code. At the top it imposes a full obligation to comply with all provisions of the Code.

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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On occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation has launched the #WhyProBono social media campaign. Lex Mundi and its member firms aim to raise the awareness of pro bono work, and to encourage volunteerism globally. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne supports this cause by showing how our lawyers contribute to the local communities and the development of the islands on which we operate.
Read more...   Law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is starting a support program for startups, with free legal advice ivia monthly walk-in office hours: Legal Spot. For this purpose, the firm has agreed on a cooperation with Workspot Curaçao. Workspot provides freelancers and starting entrepreneurs with a dynamic, inspiring, and affordable workplace. In these office locations, startups can look for cooperation and learn from each other. All entrepreneurs affiliated with Workspot Curaçao will get a chance to submit their legal questions to a lawyer of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne once a month. Read more...   On Wednesday 5 October 2016, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized a seminar on the announced National Ordinance Optimization Governmental Entities. This ordinance concerns both the so-called state-owned corporations as well as foundations and associations financed with governmental funds. The seminar got an extra dimension, as the government postponed the presentation of this Ordinance to the Governor as a result of the national strike in Curaçao. Over 50 participants were informed on the consequences of the Ordinance for their organizations by Frank Kunneman and Tom Peeters, partners at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne. Time was also reserved to share and discuss preferable and possible modifications to the Ordinance.
Read more...   With associate Daan Jacobs taking the oath on 4 October 2016, the Curaçao team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne adds the fourth new lawyer to their team this year. Daan has five years of experience as a lawyer and focuses on litigation. He advises and assists in for instance contractual, corporate and real estate (liability) issues.
Read more...   On Wednesday 21 September, the court has rejected the claim of Aruba Birdlife Conservation (ABC) to stop the construction works of the Azure Condominiums project at the Bulbaliplas in Aruba. Consequently, property developer PGM Condobuilders is allowed to continue the construction of the Azure Condominiums project. In this proceedings, the government of Aruba successfully joined and put up a defence with PGM Condobuilders. The government was assisted by senior associate Steffen Hagen and associate Brechtje Huiskes of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.
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