On 14 February 2018, the Curaçao Court ruled in summary proceedings filed by the former President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten, Mr. Tromp, against the CBCS. In these proceedings, the Central Banks was successfully represented by partner Mayesi Hammoud and junior associate Tiffany de Palm.
The CBCS has a claim on Mr. Tromp in respect of costs for legal assistance and tax advice advanced on his behalf. The CBCS did set off part of its claim with (a part of) the termination compensation of Mr. Tromp. Mr. Tromp argued that the CBCS was not entitled to set off these claims and demanded that the CBCS paid him the termination compensation. The Curaçao court rejected Mr. Tromp’s claim. According to the Curaçao court, the CBCS was entitled to set off the claims and therefore is not obligated to pay out amounts to Mr. Tromp at this time.
The summary proceedings were covered by various local media, such as local newspapers Antilliaans Dagblad and Amigoe. The articles (in Dutch) are available via the links below:
- Rechter wijst vorderingen Tromp af, Antilliaans Dagblad (15 februari 2018)
- Oud-bankpresident verliest kort geding, Amigoe (15 februari 2018)