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VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

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Managing Partner: Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 35
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Papiamentu, Spanish

Firm Overview:
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 VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne’s words and deeds.

Practice Areas:
■ Contracting & Insurance
■ Corporate (including M&A)
■ Employment
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Financial Services (Banking & Finance)
■ Government & Public Sector
■ Hospitality & Leisure
■ IP, Communication & Technology
■ Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■ Real Estate & Project Development
■ Transportation (Shipping & Aviation)

Main Areas of Practice:
Contracting & Insurance:
The firm advises regional and international (re)insurance companies as well as insurance intermediaries, including banks, on supervision and regulatory issues. This includes for example drafting and reviewing of conditions to insurance policies, advising and settling of liability claims and assisting in legal proceedings.
Contact: Michiel Gorsira
Tel: +5999 461 3400 ext. 110
Email: [email protected]

Corporate (General):
The corporate team assists large (offshore) companies in a variety of corporate matters and disputes.
Contact: Randolph van Eps
Tel: +5999 461 3400 ext. 223
Email: [email protected]

Corporate (M&A):
The firm’s M&A team advises corporations and investors in a variety of market sectors on domestic and cross-border transactions. This includes mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate restructurings and privatizations.
Contact: Tjarda Tazelaar
Tel: +5999 461 3400 ext. 158
Email: [email protected]


Employment:
The employment team of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne assists employers as well as individual employees in labour disputes and advises them on for instance negotiations with unions, collective labour agreements, contracts, mass redundancy , reorganisations and redundancy pay.
Contact: Thies Leijsen
Tel: +5999 717 7557
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
In the Caribbean and Suriname, the team assists major players in the field of traditional and sustainable energy on contracts, strategic forms of operation, dispute resolution, ‘power-asset’-transactions, financing, environmental law and public sector issues. Many state-owned utility companies are long-standing clients.
Contact: Tom Peeters
Tel: +5999 717 7557
Email: [email protected]

Financial Services (Banking & Finance):
The firm’s specialists advise local and international banks, (credit) institutions and insurance companies on banking matters, financing and strategic regulatory issues. Furthermore, it assists foreign financial institutions in establishing offices in the Dutch Caribbean, as this region is recognised as one of the world’s leading offshore centres.
Contact: Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer
Tel: +5999 461 3400 ext. 160
Email: [email protected]

Government, Compliance & Public Sector:
For decades, the firm has been assisting governmental bodies and public legal entities in legal proceedings in the field of administrative law, private law and international law. Furthermore, the firm advises management boards and supervisory boards of the larger companies and (governmental) institutions in the Caribbean region on corporate governance issues.
Contact: Frank Kunneman
Tel : +5999 461 3400 ext. 254
Email: [email protected]

Hospitality & Leisure:
Tourism is a key sector for the local economies in the Dutch Caribbean. The firm represents local and international brands, such as hotel chains, cruise lines, leisure companies such as casinos and movie theatres, and ancillary branches such as car rentals. Providing board members en guest lecturers, and as legal advisor, it has been an active contributor to all hotel and tourism associations on the Dutch Caribbean islands.
Contact: Thies Leijsen
Tel: +5999 717 7557
Email: [email protected]

IP, Communication & Technology:
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is a strategic partner and advisor in the management of intellectual property. The firm’s specialists provide a broad range of services that vary from advice on intellectual property rights, to the drafting of franchise and license agreements and litigation in extensive infringement cases.
Contact: Tom Peeters
Tel: +5999 717 7557
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The team’s broad and in-depth knowledge adds value in the field of litigation and dispute resolution: it represents its clients in corporate, banking and commercial disputes.
Contact: Michiel Gorsira
Tel: +1721 542 2902
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Project Development:
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has ample experience in large scale project development, including public-private partnerships and procurement processes. The firm is aware of the many types of stakeholders and various interests in development processes, both on the side of private parties and consortia as well as on the side of contracting governmental bodies. The firm assists clients from permits and approval to delivery and – if necessary – in negotiations and conflicts.
Contact: Tom Peeters
Tel: +599 717 7557
Email: [email protected]

Transportation (Shipping & Aviation):
Shipping and aviation are both important sectors in the Dutch Caribbean region. The firm’s experts regularly assist airlines with the registration and financing of airplanes and advise on mortgage loans, permits and regulations. The firm’s activities in maritime law include judicial sales, arrests and registrations.
Contact: Michiel Gorsira
Tel: +1721 542 2902
Email: [email protected]