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Since 2013, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been actively involved in the implementation of the Electricity and Drinking Water Act BES. In August 2013, lawyer Tom Peeters submitted a consultation reaction in which he identified several bottlenecks regarding the implementation of the new rules on the BES islands. The legislator applied most suggestions for improvement, and on 22 April 2016, the Act was adopted and published in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees. The law is expected to come into effect on 1 July 2016.
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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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Since 2013, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been actively involved in the implementation of the Electricity and Drinking Water Act BES. In August 2013, a reaction was submitted during the consultation phase. Tom Peeters, lawyer and manager of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne firm in Bonaire, identified several bottlenecks regarding the implementation of the new rules on the BES islands. The legislator applied most suggestions for improvement, and on 22 April 2016, the Act was adopted and published in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees. The law is expected to come into effect on 1 July 2016.
Read more...   With attorneys Lorena Navia and Carlos Winkel taking the oath on Tuesday 7 June 2016, both the Bonaire office as well as the Curaçao office of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne have added a sworn attorney to their teams. Lorena started at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in Bonaire in January and Carlos joined the Curaçao office in March. Both attorneys start in the firm’s Litigation & Commercial section.
Read more...   The court has ruled on Monday 13 June 2016 in its final judgment, that Isla is indeed responsible for the oil spill in the Jan Kok nature reserve. The court already ruled that this was currently proven in July 2014, which resulted in Isla needing to prove that there was another tangible cause in order to avoid responsibility for the damage. Attorney Rogier van den Heuvel of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne represented the plaintiffs and owners of the polluted area (the Foundation for the Preservation of Historic Buildings and Sites, and Sea Shore Properties NV) in these legal proceedings, that were initiated in 2012 already.
Read more...   The Aruban Ministry of Public Health, Elderly Care and Sports and VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne recently organized a two-day seminar ‘Good Governance in Health Care and Sports in Aruba’. This seminar was inspired by the newly launched and well received ‘Dia di Fundashon’ in Curaçao, that was attended by 200 people this March. During the seminar on Aruba, directors of foundations and associations in the field of health care and sports were given the opportunity to engage with various corporate governance experts. In one morning, the participants could attend four workshops, of which one plenary. This unique concept turned out to be a gap in the market in Aruba as well.
Read more...   Since 2013, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been actively involved in the implementation of the Electricity and Drinking Water Act BES. In August 2013, a consultation reaction was submitted, in which lawyer Tom Peeters identified several bottlenecks regarding the implementation of the Act on the BES Islands. The legislator copied most suggestions and on 22 April 2016 the Act was adopted and published in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees. The law is expected to come into effect on 1 July 2016.
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