CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015 LEGAL RANKINGS RELEASED

Karel Frielink ranked Band 1 again

Today Karel Frielink received a message from one of Chambers and Partners’ representatives: “I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected as a ranked lawyer in Chambers Global 2015 identifying you as one of the best lawyers in your jurisdiction.”

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by their large team of more than 140 researchers. Today, Chambers and Partners …
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12
Mar 2015
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CURACAO NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015

CNSJ – The marquee musical event of the Caribbean 

 

Excellence, in both law and music,

is the art of playing with the Rules

 

CNSJ-BZSE-2015-Klein 

Let’s crack some ‘nuts’ now!

BZSE Attorneys at Law / Tax Lawyers / Mediation – Dutch Caribbean

(27 August 2015)

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27
Aug 2015
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FRAUDNET – THE POWER OF ONE GLOBAL NETWORK

FraudNet in action

According to The Irish Times, lawyer Antenor Pereira Madruga Filho (a member of FraudNet) is hired by the Irish Government to represent it in a high-profile case involving a lawyer who fled Ireland in 2007 with debts of €80m. The lawyer was arrested in Brazil almost two years ago and has been held since in a prison (click here for the newspaper article). FraudNet Members are regularly in the news and you can read about some of them here.

FraudNet is a worldwide network of lawyers specialized in asset tracing and …
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25
Aug 2015
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PRE-TRIAL MOTIONS IN CURACAO

Differences with the United States

Curaçao civil proceedings differ substantially from those in the United States. In Curaçao there are, for instance, no juries. In principle, legal proceedings are basically conducted in writing. Oral pleadings are customary in preliminary relief proceedings, but optional in proceedings on the merits. Discovery proceedings like those in the United States do not exist. Pre-trial motions similar to those in the United States do not exist in Curaçao either. There are, however, so-called incidents or ancillary proceedings in Curaçao.

An ancillary proceeding may be a separate procedural step or an ancillary step within the framework …
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18
Aug 2015
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DUTIES OF A MANAGING DIRECTOR OF A DUTCH CARIBBEAN NV OR BV

Acting in the best interests of the company

Although not explicitly provided for in Book 2 of the Civil Codes of Curacao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) (“CC”), it is considered a general rule of corporate law that the management board (a.k.a. board of directors) must act in the best interests of the company (an NV or BV) in the performance of its duties, even when acting on instructions from others (e.g. shareholders). This includes the interests of the shareholders, the employees and, according to most legal writers, the creditors of the company.

The management …
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10
Aug 2015
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Corporate

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BZSE ADVOCATEN CURACAO

Ondernemingsrecht en financieel recht

BZSE Advocaten en Belastingadviseurs heeft vestigingen in St. Maarten en Curaçao. Het werkterrein van het kantoor omvat echter ook Aruba, Bonaire, St. Eustatius en Saba.

In het kantoor te St. Maarten werken vijf partners en in het kantoor Curaçao twee. De Curaçaose partners zijn Karel Frielink en Jaap Maris. Karel is ruim 25 jaar advocaat; Jaap zo’n 10 jaar, maar hij heeft daarnaast 5 jaar ervaring als senior legal counsel bij een grote bank-verzekeraar.

De belangrijkste rechtsgebieden waarop de partners in Curaçao werkzaam zijn: ondernemingsrecht, handelsrecht en financieel recht. De nadruk ligt op adviseren en (her)structureren, …
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05
Aug 2015
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THE CONCEPT OF LIABILITY IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

A three-part distinction

With regard to liability a three-part distinction can be made. The first distinction relates to the basis of the liability: liability pursuant to a contractual relationship (the attributable failure in this respect) and liability pursuant to a wrongful act.

Another distinction relates to the personal liability (thus for the party’s own actions or omissions) and vicarious and/or strict liability: liability for or the acts and omissions of others (vicarious liability) or liability for certain things that happen (strict liability).

For example, employers can be held vicariously liable for certain actions of their employees. According to the Civil …
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03
Aug 2015
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BZSE ATTORNEYS – STRAIGHTFORWARD

The Curaçao partners of BZSE

Law is a people’s issue. Clients prefer people to buildings. They are seeking assistance from an expert they can trust. An expert who is able to really listen and who actually adds value to their case.

Quality, continuity and stability are the foundations of the personalized approach by BZSE. In both the civil law as well as in the tax practice, the attorneys and tax lawyers have many years of outstanding service in the Dutch Caribbean.

As of its incorporation, BZSE Attorneys at Law and Tax Advisers has been active throughout the Dutch Caribbean: Aruba, …
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15
Jul 2015
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WETTEN EN WETGEVINGSPROCES

Tijd voor verbeteringen?

Wetten zorgen in onze samenleving voor sturing en ordening. Ze bepalen welke bevoegdheden en verplichtingen we hebben. Ze verschaffen ons vrijheid en stellen tegelijkertijd grenzen daaraan. Wetten zijn er – zogezegd – in alle(rlei) soorten en maten.

Al eeuwen wordt er gediscussieerd over wetten, breder: over het recht, en de vraag naar het gezag daarvan. Waarom moeten we ons aan wetten houden? Waarop zijn wetten (en de daarin vastgelegde normen) gebaseerd? Ik verwijs naar een interessante studie van Shirley Robin Letwin, On the History of the Idea of Law (Cambridge University Press; reprinted 2007). En voor wie …
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02
Jul 2015
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PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS

De minister wil dat leerlingen in Curaçao voortaan makkelijker kunnen slagen voor een havo- of vwo-examen dan leerlingen in Nederland…

Klik hier voor de petitie

Reactie Rooms Katholiek Centraal Schoolbestuur:

Curaçao voert nieuwe exameneisen niet in

De nieuwe exameneisen voor havo en vwo die in Nederland gelden, zullen niet worden ingevoerd in Curacao. De minister van onderwijs heeft haar besluit medegedeeld aan Nederland en heeft nog geen reactie ontvangen over de voortzetting van de gelijkstelling van diploma’s. Dat verklaarde de Minister van Onderwijs, Irene Dick, afgelopen vrijdag in een spoedoverleg met de schoolbesturen.

Het RK Schoolbestuur heeft ter plekke …
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29
Jun 2015
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Various

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CLIËNTEN EN ADVOCATEN OPGELET!

Met wie heeft de cliënt een contractuele relatie?

U heeft een probleem van juridische aard. U belt een advocatenkantoor en wordt doorverbonden met advocaat X. Advocaat X is een partner. Hij werkt twee weken aan uw zaak maar gaat dan met vakantie. Advocaat Y, eveneens een partner, neemt de zaak over en blijft die – met uw instemming – behandelen ook nadat advocaat X van vakantie is teruggekeerd.

Na een tijdje blijkt dat advocaat Y een beroepsfout heeft gemaakt, waardoor u schade heeft geleden. Die schade wilt u uiteraard vergoed zien. Maar wie moet u voor de schade aansprakelijk stellen? Het …
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25
Jun 2015
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DOING BUSINESS IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

Invest Dutch Kingdom

Invest Dutch Kingdom ” is a collaborative effort between the four countries of the Dutch Kingdom with the aim of providing useful information about investment opportunities within the Kingdom. The website offers key insights into the economies of these dynamic countries, making it easier for companies to identify avenues for establishing a new business, branching out to the Dutch Kingdom or actively trading within or via the countries. For more information click on:

Aruba

Bonaire

Curaçao

St. Maarten

And if you need any legal advice regarding the …
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17
Jun 2015
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Various

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LIABILITY FOR USER-GENERATED COMMENTS

Decision by the European Court of Human Rights

The ECHR ruled today that Delfi (an Estonian commercially-run Internet news portal) was liable for the offensive online comments of its readers. Some consider this to be a serious blow to free speech online.

Press release

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Delfi AS v. Estonia (application no. 64569/09) the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held, by 15 votes to two, that there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

This was the first case in which the …
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16
Jun 2015
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