Roderik van Hees specializes in corporate and commercial litigation. As a result of his involvement in various complex matters in these areas, Roderik has established a well-known position in the Dutch Caribbean market in a short period of time.

Roderik van Hees


For instance, Roderik assists local banks and insurance companies on all Dutch Caribbean islands in disputes with contracting parties and in cases regarding the professional duty of care. He is also regularly involved in the levying and lifting of attachments for foreign clients. Before his move to the Dutch Caribbean, he was involved in various large and high-profile legal proceedings in the Netherlands as well as several inquiry proceedings.

Roderik has obtained a masters degree in both business law as well as Dutch civil law (with honors), and graduated from the Dutch Law Firm School in 2010 (with honors). He is an attorney at law since 2008 and has worked for NautaDutilh and corporate litigation boutique firm Lemstra Van der Korst (both in Amsterdam). He joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as an associate in 2015, where he was soon promoted to senior associate.

Furthermore, Roderik publishes on a regular basis, mainly in the fields of international private law and procedural law. He was a vice president and treasurer of the Amsterdam Young Bar Association.

Recent experience

  • Assisting a client in proceedings with the aim to regain control over two Curaçao companies with substantial assets overseas, which companies were ‘hijacked’ by a third party.
  • Assisting an international telecommunications company in a cross-border dispute.
  • In the Netherlands Roderik was involved in liability proceedings and the parliamentary inquiry regarding Dutch public housing association Vestia and various proceedings against the Dutch State in relation to the expropriation of SNS REAAL shareholders.