VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Lawyers
As the leading Dutch Caribbean law firm, both our firm and its individual lawyers are frequently in the news. We appear in both the regional and international press. We use this part of our website to publish non-legal news, for example, our press releases can be found here.

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Friday, 23 September 2016 22:29
On Wednesday 21 September, the court has rejected the claim of Aruba Birdlife Conservation (ABC) to stop the construction works of the Azure Condominiums project at the Bulbaliplas in Aruba. Consequently, property developer PGM Condobuilders is allowed to continue the construction of the Azure Condominiums project. In this proceedings, the government of Aruba successfully joined and put up a defence with PGM Condobuilders. The government was assisted by senior associate Steffen Hagen and associate Brechtje Huiskes of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.
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Thursday, 22 September 2016 16:21
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne launches four online Trademark Guides this week, in which all relevant information has been collected on legislation regarding registration and use of (trade)marks in Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten, and the BES Islands. The guides are conveniently arranged reference works for both the local and the international market, and contain step-by-step plans for entrepreneurs who want to have their trademarks registered on one (or more) of the Dutch Caribbean islands. 
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 15:15
On occasion of its 10th anniversary, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation has launched the #WhyProBono social media campaign. Lex Mundi and its member firms aim to raise the awareness of pro bono work, and to encourage volunteerism globally. VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne supports this cause by showing how our lawyers contribute to the local communities and the development of the islands on which we operate.
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Monday, 19 September 2016 19:28
As reported widely in the regional Dutch Caribbean media, various summary proceedings took place yesterday (Thursday 15 September) in light of the protests and strikes organized by the various labor unions in Curaçao. On behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, Kimberley de l’Isle and Mayesi Hammoud represented union SGTK in two different summary proceedings.
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Thursday, 15 September 2016 13:29
On Thursday 7 September 2016, the VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Thesis Award was presented on Aruba. This year’s winner was Stacey Kransen. The prize, a check and a certificate, was presented to her during a special Thesis Award Night at the University of Aruba. With this annual prize, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne awards the author of the best master thesis at the Faculty of Law of this university.
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:52

Recently, the first editions of the handbooks ‘Community Trade Mark Regulation’ and ‘Community Design Regulation’ have been published. Both handbooks provide a detailed article-by-article commentary on the Community trade mark regulation and the Community design regulation and their enforcement in each member state of the European Union. Attorney at law Steffen Hagen contributed to both books, including with a chapter on Intellectual Property litigation in the Netherlands.

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Friday, 09 September 2016 14:59
On 29 September 2016, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organizes a seminar on the consequences of the National Ordinance Optimization Governmental Entitities (Landsverordening optimalisatie overheidsgelieerde entiteiten). This ordinance was adopted by the Curaçao Parliament on 15 August 2016.
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Thursday, 08 September 2016 16:17
On Thursday 1 September 2016, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne organized a seminar on procurement and contracting in St. Maarten. After three successful workshops on this topic in Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, the firm now welcomed representatives of for example construction companies, state-owned corporations and architectural firms in St. Maarten. Procurement and contracting turned out to be a hot topic on St. Maarten as well.
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Friday, 26 August 2016 20:44

On Tuesday 23 August 2016, the legislative bill introducing a new licensing system for all-inclusive accommodation in Aruba was adopted by the Parliament. The proposed amendments to the Licensing Ordinance were approved with twelve votes in favor and eight against. Attorneys at law Frank Kunneman, Tom Peeters, and Sophie van Lint of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne advised The Ministry of Tourism on the drafting of this new legislation.

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Monday, 22 August 2016 19:23

Recently, the fourth edition of the German Handbook Distribution Law (Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts) has been published. With its 2329 pages, this book gives an extensive explanation of the distribution law in and outside of Germany. Attorney at law Roderik van Hees contributed with a chapter on distribution law, agency law and franchise law in the Netherlands. The handbook has been published by publishing company C.H. Beck and is available via their website.

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