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

Saul Castaño Ortiz


by Saul Castaño Ortiz

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

Saul gained practical experience through several internships For example, he interned at the legal department of the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and several renowned commercial law firms, such as Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn and Baker McKenzie Amsterdam. During these internships, he mainly focused on corporate law, banking and finance.

“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 with the implementation of turnaround management, business rescue and insolvency law. There, he contributed to a publication on the judicial facilitation of an interim creditor’s committee in liquidation proceedings, that was published in the Dutch Journal of Insolvency Law (Tijdschrift voor Insolventierecht).