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When I was a student, I was a blood donor. One day I March, I reported for the regular donation. There were two nurses behind the counter working on a file. I heard one say to the other, “Can you help this man please?”. I turned around in a reflex. Was there a man behind me? I did not realize she was talking about me. I was 22, but I did not feel like a ‘man’ at all. I actually still felt like a young man until I was almost thirty. At this moment, I still feel at least twenty years younger than my actual age. This is a well-known phenomenon to psychologists. Almost everyone has it. Yet, you irrevocably age as a human being and eventually you cannot continue your life.
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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
Partner Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer and associate Shalini Sadal of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne recently contributed to a multi-jurisdictional guide on investment funds, compiled by Practical Law Global (PLG). The guide gives a summary of the current laws and regulations in Curaçao for retail funds and hedge funds. The Curaçao section was already compiled by the team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in 2015, but has been updated for the new volume.
Read more...   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...   On 12 May, the Kingdom Council of Ministers decided to reject the appeal against the extension of financial supervision, filed by the Curaçao Government. This decision was made based on the advice of the Kingdom Council of State and was identical to the draft decision (‘concept besluit’) that the Council of State had prepared. Read more...
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