This firm benefits from a deep bench, with offices in Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire and Sint Maarten, positioning it well to assist clients with a broad range of matters across the Dutch Caribbean. The team possesses expertise in corporate/M&A, finance, IP and employment law, in addition to litigation. It regularly works alongside magic circle and leading Dutch firms on high-profile cross-border instructions. Clients include the Guardian Group, Royal Bank of Canada, the government of Curaçao and UTS Group. The Curaçao office is also home to the firm's Suriname desk, which is a source of regular transactional matters.
Frank Kunneman is a renowned expert on corporate governance, and clients value his experience in government relations work. Market sources state: "He is very thorough," and praise his in-depth understanding of public sector issues.
Randolph van Eps commands great respect in the market, with a practice that encompasses litigation as well as transactional mandates. His work includes advising Foundation Pension Fund Vidanova on its USD32 million acquisition of a majority stake in SFT Bank. He is the key contact within the firm for Suriname matters.
Sint Maarten-based Michiel Gorsira is acknowledged as "one of the leading insolvency experts" in the Dutch Caribbean. Outside the insolvency arena, he has a broad litigation practice with notable expertise in maritime and insurance disputes.
Peers respect Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer for his finance expertise, noting that he is "a pleasure to work with and very efficient." His work highlights include advising CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank on its financing for the expansion of a wind farm project.
Employment law expert Molly Steward is described by sources as "responsive and easy to work with." She was the lead partner acting for Marriott in litigation relating to employee dismissals.