The application of the Agreement between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Suriname regarding the mutual recognition and enforcement of legal judgments and authentic deeds in civil matters has been extended to Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten. The parties involved have agreed on this on 14 July 2015 in Paramaribo. The agreement does not apply to the BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba).

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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Throughout 2015, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne donates reading books to various schools on the islands where the firm operates. After donations in Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, a package of books was handed over to Watapana School in Rincon, Bonaire on Friday 21 August at the start of the new school year.
Read more...   Following the approval of the competition authorities on 3 August 2015, the Spanish hotel management company Barceló Group has closed its acquisition of Occidental Hotels Management (the holding company of Occidental Hotels & Resorts). The company already owned 42,5% of the shares since May 2015, but has now closed the transaction of the remaining 57,5% as well.
Read more...   Republic Bank Limited, Trinidad & Tobago’s largest indigenous bank, has finalized its acquisition of RBC Royal Bank (Suriname) NV. The closing of the transaction took place in Trinidad on Friday 31 July. Republic Bank acquired RBC Royal Bank through the purchase of Royal Overseas Holdings (St. Lucia) Ltd at an estimated cost of USD 45.3 million. On behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, a team led by partners Randolph van Eps and Molly Steward assisted Republic Bank in the acquisition.
Read more...   Mark Kater, lawyer and commercial director of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, is interviewed by GrowthQuarterly about the legal profession in the Dutch Caribbean. Among other things, Mark discusses the culture, the flying lawyers concept of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and the recruitment of new talent on the islands. Read more...   VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has two new junior associates. Aubrich Bakhuis and Rens Groen both joined the firm in July; Curacao native Aubrich started in the Litigation & Commercial section in the Curacao office and Rens started in the Corporate & Banking section in the St. Maarten office.
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