Competition is regulated in Aruba and Curacao by law. The supervision on competition is executed by authorities such as the Fair Trade Authority Curacao and the Authority Consumer and Market Aruba. Competition laws aim to regulate the respective Aruban and Curacao markets by preventing any activities which limit the competition, such as the abuse of a dominant market position.
Furthermore, these laws help to protect the welfare of consumers against unacceptable practices and to promote competition in general.
Notwithstanding the competition regulations being fairly new in Aruba and Curacao, we have advised local and international organizations on the rules and guidelines on mergers, acquisition and collaborations between businesses in one or more respective Aruban and Curacao markets. A merger or acquisition may be subjected to a filing requirement; we can assist in the preparation of the required documents and submission of such filing. We can also review your commercial plans or any form of collaboration with other business to prevent possible prohibited actions and ensure compliance with any regulatory conditions.
Marc Dekker joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne on Curacao as an associate in February 2021.
Tjarda is an expert in corporate law and the head of our M&A team. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings.
Melitza Willems joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as a junior associate in September 2018. She works at the Corporate & Banking section of our firm.
Rogier van den Heuvel
Rogier van den Heuvel has over 15 years of experience in business and commercial litigation. He is one of the driving forces of our corporate litigation practice and a specialist in the field of competition law.