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General Business Law - Dutch Caribbean
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What the team is known for

NautaDutilh attracts plaudits for the strength of its Dutch Caribbean practice. The team possesses particularly notable dispute resolution capabilities, covering litigation, arbitration and meditation, in addition to its proven track record in the areas of finance and insolvency. Its transactional practice encompasses corporate lending, capital markets transactions and M&A. The firm’s New York office provides the base of operations for its Dutch Caribbean practice.


A client enthused that the team has "good depth and commercial acumen."

Work highlights

Acted as local counsel for McDermott International during its restructuring, involving a USD2.8 billion DIP financing and USD2.9 billion exit financing.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Rumora-Scheltema has an established reputation in the region with a practice primarily focused on disputes. She is instructed by various international clients for her representation in litigation and arbitration proceedings. She is further versed in restructuring.

Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde has a wealth of experience concerning the Dutch Caribbean, regularly advising on cross-border financing and capital markets transactions, as well as restructurings. She recently advised Playa Hotels & Resorts on its USD204 million debt financing.
"She understands the rhythm of the deal and the protocol that needs to occur."

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Barbara Rumora-Scheltema
Expertise based abroad in Netherlands
Elizabeth van Schilfgaarde
Expertise based abroad in USA