Saul Castaño Ortiz


by Saul Castaño Ortiz

Saul Castaño Ortiz joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in September 2017. He works at the Corporate & Banking section of our firm.

Saul was born and raised in Colombia, and moved to the Netherlands to study law in Leiden. There, he obtained a master’s degree in both Financial Law and Business Law.

Alongside his studies, Saul gained practical experience through several internships. For example, he interned at the legal department of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and several renowned law firms, including Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn and Baker McKenzie Amsterdam. During these internships, he mainly focused on business law, banking and financing.

“The Dutch Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures, and the same can be said of our firm. Here I can use and develop both my Latin American roots and the knowledge and experience that I gained as a student in the Netherlands. Here I can excel!”

Furthermore, Saul worked for TRI Leiden, an institute that studies and assists in the implementation of turnaround management, business rescue and insolvency law. There, he contributed to, inter alia, the publication ‘Een hernieuwd pleidooi voor rechterlijke facilitering van de voorlopige crediteurencommissie’ (‘A renewed argument for judicial facilitation of the interim creditors’ committee’), which was published in the Dutch Journal of Insolvency Law (Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht).