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Op een zaterdagochtend sta ik rond een uur of elf voor de poort van kantoor. Nog wat draaierig van de vrijdagavond, maar dat drukt de pret niet. Ik begeef me naar mijn kamer. Ik doe de airco aan, start mijn computer op, en zie tot mijn grote genoegen het Windows 8 logo op mijn beeldscherm verschijnen – kantoor is onlangs overgegaan op Windows 8; een verademing. De zaterdag kan beginnen. Een vordering op de wederpartij van een cliënt vereist dat ik die op kantoor doorbreng.  Die wederpartij is in dit geval een onder de noodregeling verkerende bank, waarvan sommigen zeggen dat die op grote schaal BTW-carrouselfraude heeft gefaciliteerd.
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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
Last week, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized a successful Meet & Greet for conference participants during Green Aruba where Europe Meets the Americas. The conference was focused on sustainable energy, technology, infrastructure and tourism; four topics the firm has ample experience with.
Read more...   To inform the private sector of St. Maarten on the essentials and developments regarding employment law, SHTA (St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Industry) and VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organize a seminar on Wednesday 22 October 2014. The seminar will cover topics such as short term contracts, maintaining proper employee files, termination procedures and counterpart programs.
Read more...   Sabine Altena and Carine Jänsch of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne have recently participated in a research that was executed by the Curacao International Financial Services Association (CIFA), which has determined the status of the financial sector in Curacao. Read more...   On Tuesday 14 October 2014 the LBS Bankruptcy Trustee - Michiel R.B. Gorsira - has lodged the List of Fourth Interim Distributions (vierde tussentijdse uitdelingslijst) at the Courthouse at the Wilhelminaplein 4 in Curacao, which list has been approved by the bankruptcy judge. The List of Fourth Interim Distributions is available for public inspection for ten (10) days. For more information visit our dedicated section.
  Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal (DLCP) annually composes a ranking of law firms in the Dutch Caribbean, based on the number of lawyer employed. Again, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the largest firm with 35 lawyers employed. It grew from 33 lawyers last year. Click here for the whole article on the website of the DCLP

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