Don’t miss your opportunity

Whether you live in Europe, Asia or the Americas, almost every attorney or law firm claims to be the best, the leading, etc. Why are they all trying so hard? And does this do the trick for you? Even more importantly, does your lawyer meet your expectations? What may you expect from your lawyer after all?

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.

A lawyer should attempt to speak your language. Plain language is important because as a client you have a right to understand the advice, contracts or court documents you are paying for.

Also, money should always be an issue to talk about, simply because it almost always is an issue. In the very first meeting with a new client, I bring up the topic of money myself. No one likes surprise invoices. Clients can never be warned too soon about any high costs involved. They should therefore be properly informed upfront, so that they can make an informed decision as to whether to hire you or not, what they want you to do and what not. A client wants to get the best value for money.

Clients seek an independent lawyer they can talk to and trust with matters that are important to them. Independence and integrity are paramount to the lawyers of BZSE. They operate and litigate in an open, transparent and independent manner in order to represent the best interests of their clients. This has provided the lawyers of the firm with a strong reputation, notably among local and international corporate clients.

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, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba.

Read more about our firm (click here) and please feel free to contact us!

St. Maarten: / +1 (721) 542 7550

Curaçao: / +(599) 9 737 2973

My areas of expertise: corporate law, corporate governance, finance law & dispute resolution.

Karel Frielink
(Attorney / Managing Partner BZSE Curaçao)

(2 February 2015)



A small piece of history: As per the 1st of January 2009, two St. Maarten based law firms have merged into Bergman Zwanikken Snow Essed, abbreviated as BZSE. As per the 1st of January 2015, BZSE has also an office in Curaçao.


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