Monday, 18 May 2015 12:54
With the final cash distribution to be executed on 19 May 2015, Lehman Brothers Securities N.V. in Curacao (Dutch Caribbean) will be one of the first Lehman Brothers companies worldwide to finalize its bankruptcy proceedings. The final cash distribution to the creditors will be made by bankruptcy trustee Michiel Gorsira of law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 17:14
The Curacao utility company Aqualectra, represented by Mayesi Hammoud of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, has vindicated in summary proceedings it started against the World Trade Center in Curacao. The summary proceedings were started by Aqualectra to ensure payment of the debt of millions of guilders WTC has with Aqualectra. The Court ruled in favor of Aqualectra on Tuesday 21 April.
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 13:55
The Antillean Lawyers Association (Antilliaanse Juristen Vereniging) has appointed the board for the year 2015-2016 in a General Membership Meeting. Willemieke Princée of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been appointed as new member in the board, consisting of eight legal professionals.
Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:20
Multinational telecom company Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) has acquired Columbus International Inc. for USD 1.85bln. CWC is active in 16 Caribbean and Latin American countries; Columbus is active in seven countries with the brand names Flow and Karib Cable. Natasha Joubert and Carine Jänsch of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne advised regarding the Curacao and Bonaire regulatory aspects of this acquisition.
Monday, 23 March 2015 15:16
Last week, Cinemark has signed the lease with the new to open shopping center Sambil in Curacao. With this signing, Sambil is now ensured of the opening of a Cinemark movie theatre in the new shopping mall, which will open its doors in May 2015. Cinemark operates the third largest circuit of the United States. On behalf of the legal team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, Godelieve Wesselingh attended the closing.
Friday, 13 March 2015 20:10
In the 2015 edition of the Chambers Global
law firm ranking, which was launched on 12 March 2015, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has been placed in the highest category for the fifth consecutive year. Moreover, with five individual ranked lawyers the firm performs significantly better than other firms in the region. Steffen Hagen, who recently joined the firm, is a new addition to the four ranked lawyers the firm already had in the past years. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the only law firm to provide more than one ranked lawyer in the Dutch Caribbean edition of Chambers Global 2015.
Monday, 09 March 2015 21:38
The Kluwer (a Dutch legal publisher) Maritime Law Handbook offers a country-by-country overview of arrest of vessels, enforced sale of vessels, registration of vessels, and mortgage on vessels. The parts about Curacao en Aruba were recently added and were written by Mayesi Hammoud and Willemieke Princée on behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, together with co-author and former firm member Freeke Kunst.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:35
Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal, the legal website for the Dutch Caribbean, has launched its Top 10 Law Firms Suriname 2014. This year, foreign law firms with Suriname desks were included in a separate Top 5 as well. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is no. 1 in that Top 5, based on the total number of lawyers employed at the firm. Please find the complete article on the website of DCLP
Monday, 09 February 2015 13:12
The international financial sector of Curacao has joined forces to organize a large conference on the important theme 'Curacao… The New Midshore Reality
'. The organizers – CIFA, CIFC and STEP Curacao – have been working together for a long time to inform wealthy clients and families from Latin America and the rest of the world about the many possibilities Curacao has to offer. Sabine Altena of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is fellow organizer of the conference, being a CIFA board member. Steffen Hagen will be speaking during the conference in a duo presentation with Helena Sprenger of Houthoff Buruma New York, about asset protection and migrating risks through bilaterial investment treaties (BITs).
Monday, 02 February 2015 12:47
In the overview of the Top 50 law firms in the Netherlands, which is published by the Dutch legal magazine Mr. annually, Van Doorne has climbed two positions compared to 2013. Van Doorne is the partner firm of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in the Netherlands. Van Doorne was founded in 1930 and comprises both lawyers as well als civil law notaries and tax advisers.