VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne Attorneys
Financial Lawyer Curacao & Aruba
Focco W. Lunsingh Scheurleer
Tel: +5999 461 3400 ext 160
Fax: +5999 461 2023

Speaks: Dutch, English
Main office: Curacao
Education: Erasmus University Rotterdam
Graduated: 1994

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Focco W. Lunsingh Scheurleer

Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer assists clients on a broad spectrum of matters in Banking & Finance and Company Law. He is responsible for assisting clients in numerous loan and credit facilities to local borrowers (utility, telecom and hospitality) as well as international borrowers with group members in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba, either structured as syndicated loan facilities or as capital market transactions (bond issues). Focco advises financial institutions as well as associations of financial market parties on regulatory matters, netting and close-out as well as securities lending. Furthermore, he assists parties in preparing collateral documentation to secure investment institutions’ borrowing obligations to their lenders. His activities in Company Law may encompass advising clients on the acquisition or divestiture of businesses in our jurisdictions as well as corporate law issues, including corporate restructuring.

Focco started as an attorney in 1995 at Trenité Van Doorne in Rotterdam, currently Simmons & Simmons. In 2000 he was transferred to VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne. He has been active as a board member of the Curacao International Financial Services Association, was a part-time lecturer International Private Law at the University of the Netherlands Antilles and has been involved in a number of legislation projects.

  • Chambers Global 2015 (ranked Band 2): “Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer continues to be a popular choice for international financial services and real estate work. Interviewees describe him as "quick, bright and to the point."
Focco recently assisted:
  • (U)SONA, commissioned by the Curacao government, in all legal aspects (procurement, contracting, permits and financing) regarding the construction of the new Hospital Nobo Otrabanda in Curacao
  • A bank in the financing of a multi million acquisition of an Aruban hotel
  • A bank in the financing of the Aruba Holiday Inn
  • A bank in the financing of the Santa Barbara Hyatt Hotel Project in Curacao
  • AIB Bank and other lenders in 227 million florins financing of utility company W.E.B. Aruba
  • AIB Bank in 240 million florins financing for the renovation of the Horacio Oduber Hospital (HOH)
  • AIB Bank syndicate in the financing of the Ritz-Carlton Aruba Hotel
  • Aruba Growth Fund, a local 100 million florins investment fund focussing on Aruban companies with its foundation
  • Banks and borrowers in various international financing transactions
  • Columbus Networks in the acquisition of a local legal entity, including the license for a television broadcasting station pursuant to which offering of internet, telephone and television will be possible
  • Credit Suisse in the financing of various Dutch Caribbean hotel acquisitions
  • Delta Lloyd, the Dutch insurance company, on its sale of a mortgage portfolio to Arubabank
  • Lenders in the refinancing of Hilton Hotel and Breezes Hotel in Curacao
  • National Investment Bank in a loan for utility company Elmar in Aruba
  • Pharmaceutical Industries Limited in relation to its US $5 billion offering of three, five and ten-year bonds, through among others 2 Curacao subsidiaries
  • RBTT Bank in the refinancing of the Aruban Divi Hotel Group
  • Scotia Bank in the financing of the new Curacao Hyatt hotel project
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries with the issuance of USD 5 billion of notes
  • The purchaser in the USD 237 million acquisition of the Marriott Hotel on Aruba
  • Various clients in corporate related matters (including (re)structuring of corporate entities, shareholder disputes and finance/banking related matters)
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