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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
A special employment law seminar last Monday, 25 April, at law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne: by video conference, prof. Stefan Sagel addressed lawyers and clients on four islands – Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten – simultaneously. Sagel, professor employment law at the University of Leiden and partner with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, updated the attendants on the four islands on current developments in employment law.
Read more...   Five new lawyers have joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne since the beginning of this year already. Junior associates Sixiènne Janssen, Carlos Winkel and Navid Zahedi started at the office in Curaçao. There, they were accompanied by experienced lawyer Daan Jacobs, who joined from the Dutch office Nauta Dutilh. Junior associate  Lorena Navia is the newest member of the team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in Bonaire.
Read more...   After the second sold-out edition on 31 March and a total of 200 participants in the Dia di Fundashon, the organizers VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and The Galan Group consider the introduction of this new corporate governance event a success. Participants’ response indicates that the concept meets a need for broad training, which was not met earlier.
Read more...   Yesterday (Tuesday 29 March), Rogier van den Heuvel of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne represented the country government of Curaçao in a hearing of the Council of State of the Dutch Kingdom. The hearing was part of the appeal procedure that was filed by the country of Curaçao against the prolonging of the Kingdom act on financial supervision.
Read more...   On Monday 21 March, the Court in Curaçao ruled in favor of telecom provider UTS in the case the state-owned company had instituted against the Curaçao Court of Audit (Algemene Rekenkamer Curacao or ARC) and the government. The ARC had been instructed by Parliament via a motion, to audit the regularity and efficiency of the policy in the state-owned company. UTS objected to this and was assisted by partners Frank Kunneman and Mayesi Hammoud of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in the shortened proceedings on the merits.
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