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

The partners of the Curaçao office of BZSE are Karel Frielink and Jaap Maris. Most people, including their clients, think that they both are professionals with a sense of humor, open-minded, and full of energy.

Karel has been an attorney as from 1989. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Curacao Chamber of Commerce. From 2008 until December 2012 he was the Dean of the Curacao Bar Association. Karel has (co-)authored over a hundred fifty books and articles on various aspects of Dutch and Dutch Caribbean law. He is the author of the leading legal text book on Netherlands Antilles and Aruba corporate law (2nd edition 2006; 340 pages) and of this weblog.

Karel is specializing in finance law, corporate law, corporate governance and litigation. He is frequently involved in corporate governance issues and does a lot of work for financial institutions and various corporations, both local and international.

Jaap started his career at Stibbe in Amsterdam; one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands. As from 2006 he worked as a senior associate for the law firm Houthoff Buruma in Rotterdam. In 2010, he joined SNS REAAL, a large Bank / Insurer in Utrecht, as senior in-house counsel. After moving to Curaçao with his wife and two sons, Jaap joined BZSE Attorneys at Law Curaçao as a partner in March 2015.

Jaap is specializing in mergers and acquisitions (including distressed M&A), joint ventures, general corporate law, restructuring, contract law, commercial contracts, as well as Banking and Finance. Among other fields, Jaap has extensive experience in the banking and insurance sector, as well as in the hospitality, telecom and energy sector.

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.

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Curaçao: / +(599) 9 737 2973

Karel Frielink
(Attorney / Lawyer)

(15 July 2015)


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