Wednesday, 24 June 2015 17:28
The construction of Hospital Nobo Otrobanda (HNO), the new hospital in Curacao, may continue. That is what the court decided on Friday 19 June, after the construction was delayed due to the lawsuit filed by three organisations that were against the demolition of the some of the current buildings on site. Frank Kunneman and Tom Peeters of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne advised SONA (the Netherlands Antilles Development Foundation) in the complex procedure.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:56
Throughout the year, law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne donates reading books to elementary schools on islands where it has branches. After donations in Aruba and Curacao, the Marie Genevieve DeWeever public primary school in St. Maarten was donated books the school had selected on Friday 29 May.
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:00
Co-trustee in the Lehman bankruptcy Robert van Beemen was interviewed by Dutch news radiostation BNR Nieuwsradio (BNR News Radio) on 19 May. He discussed the complexity and scope of the bankruptcy, explaining – among other issues – how the team had to gather information and documents from London to New York. The broadcasting can be replayed here
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 13:39
Curacao Airport Partners (CAP) has vindicated in the appeal that the company instituted against eleven car rental companies. CAP took this step in order to secure that only car rentals that were granted a concession by CAP earlier, will have unlimited access to Hato Airport in Curacao in order to bring and pick up clients to and from the airport. CAP was represented by attorney Rogier van den Heuvel of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.
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.
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 sixth 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 on behalf of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, together with two co-authors.