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With offices throughout the Dutch Caribbean, VanEps fields a strong and deep bench of practitioners. The firm provides a comprehensive service to international and local clients, with the team's expertise ranging from secured debt financing to shareholder disputes and oil and gas transactions. Its recent work includes advising on large privatisation transactions and international bond issuances. The firm is variously referred to as "one of the best" in the Dutch Caribbean, and continues to advise on Suriname-related matters.
Firm managing partner Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer operates an active corporate practice with a strong emphasis on financing transactions. He recently acted for AIB Bank in connection with the refinancing of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.
Frank Kunneman is described as an "expert" who is "very good at what he does." He is particularly well recognised for his work on behalf of government clients and their entities.
Randolph van Eps is respected by peers and remains a leading presence both within the firm and the wider market. His experience covers both litigious matters and transactional mandates. He is the head of the firm's Suriname desk.
Michiel Gorsira is a well-known litigator with a high-level practice. He handles a range of disputes, including those relating to bankruptcy and insolvency.
Roderick van Hees is a well-respected practitioner who handles a range of commercial disputes including takeover disputes and contested bankruptcy proceedings. He is also adept at handling cross-border litigation.
Rogier van den Heuvel operates a varied commercial litigation practice. His experience encompasses shareholder disputes, M&A and competition litigation.
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VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the leading Dutch Caribbean law firm. The firm provides its clients – regional and international – with practical and cost-efficient solutions that cater their specific challenges and ambitions. The firm’s lawyers are known to tangibly contribute to clients’ objectives, by breaking down complex issues to the very core.
The 35 attorneys of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne work together as one team throughout the offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten and the Dutch Caribbean Desk in Amsterdam. The firm serves Saba, St. Eustatius and Suriname as well via its ‘Flying Lawyers’ concept. In short, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the law firm of choice throughout the Caribbean region: wherever clients work with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, they can count on word and deed.
“Our engagement with the team was extraordinary, and we value the time and attention that was given to our many questions and issues.”
Republic Bank Ltd.
“VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne always thinks along; we feel like we are in control.”
A ‘Big Four’ professional services firm
“The responsiveness is excellent.”
A listed US for-profit higher education organization
“VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne gives us certainty that our matters are in good hands, which provides peace of mind. We value the personal touch with which they handle our cases.”
Guardian Group, an insurance company active throughout the Caribbean region
van Hees, Roderik
van Hees-Wolswijk, Inge
van Lint, Sophie
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