Mayesi Hammoud runs an all-round practice in commercial law. She specializes in contract law, insurance law, public service law, administrative law and maritime law. She advises and litigates on behalf of a variety of clients in the private and public sector.

Mayesi Hammoud


Furthermore, Mayesi regularly advises on legislative processes, such as the drafting of corporate governance legislation. Her activities in the area of maritime law range from dispute resolution to advising clients on forced sales, vessel seizures and vessel registrations.

After obtaining her law degree at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Mayesi was selected for a traineeship at the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs in 2001 and 2002. She joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in 2003, where she has been a partner since 2012.

Apart from her legal practice, Mayesi is actively committed to helping vulnerable groups in society, including children and young people. She was Deputy Board Member of the Curacao CliniClowns Foundation and is responsible for the donation activities and the pro bono work of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne.

Related activities

  • Member of the Social and Economic Council of Curacao
  • Substitute member of the Supervisory Council for the legal profession

Recent experience

  • Representing Aqualectra, the local water and electricity corporation, in legal proceedings against the World Trade Center in Curacao regarding a claim of USD 5.8 million due to unregistered consumption.
  • Assisting DVB Bank America NV in the forced sale of the Deepsea Metro II drilling rig that was anchored in Curacao waters.
  • Assisting Guardian Group Fatum as their legal counsel in several areas, including insurance law, financing and employment law.
  • Representing telecom provider UTS in a dispute with the Curacao Court of Audit, which was instructed by the Parliament to audit the lawfulness and efficiency of the policy at the state-owned corporation UTS.
  • Representing the Curacao government in high-profile administrative court proceedings and civil proceedings regarding the rates for the reversed supply of solar energy.