DE ZORGPLICHT VAN PROFESSIONELE PARTIJEN

Naleving van de zorgplicht is een vorm van risicobeheersing

Google het woord ‘zorgplicht’ en constateer dat je dit begrip in relatie tot uiteenlopende onderwerpen tegenkomt: sport, kinderopvang, leerlingen, cliënten, werknemers, gevangenen, afvalwaterzorg, krijgsgevangenen, hemelwaterzorg, huurauto’s, grondwaterzorg, bancaire en financiële dienstverlening, enz. enz. enz.

Ons recht is met de zorgplicht doordrenkt. Dat is niet iets van de afgelopen jaren. Een begrip als de ‘zorg van een goed huisvader’ treffen we al eeuwen aan. En die zorgplicht betreft, zoals we al zagen, allerlei uiteenlopende situaties. Ik noem er nog een paar: de zorg van een goed vruchtgebruiker, de zorg van de arts …
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13
Mar 2014
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Finance

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DIRECTORS’ LIABILITY REVISITED

People keep asking questions about this topic

Generally, in Curaçao (as well as in Aruba, St. Maarten and the BES islands) liability may arise in the event a managing director is found to be seriously negligent (‘hem een ernstig verwijt kan worden gemaakt’) in fulfilling his tasks as member of the management board of a legal entity (NV, BV, foundation or association).

Section 2:8 subsection 3 of the Curaçao Civil Code (‘CCC‘) provides that in performing its duties the management board is focused on the interest of the legal entity and its associated business operations, insofar as they exist. This …
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10
Mar 2014
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Corporate

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GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REVISITED

Where these rules not designed to protect companies from the government?

It has been my opinion for many years already that government-owned companies should be kept out of the political sphere as much as possible, so that they may benefit from a commercial, businesslike and market-oriented management. In doing so they also run less of a risk of being milked or used as political toys.

When the current government of Curacao came into power a couple of months ago, it made it very clear, right from the beginning, that it intended to dismiss all and any supervisory directors of both …
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11
Jan 2011
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Corporate

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LECTURE ON GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN CURACAO

Corporate Governance Adviser must be a strong and independent watchdog over the executive also

On April 13, 2010 a seminar on Good Corporate Governance with respect to Curacao-owned enterprises and foundations was held in Curacao, and organized by Certa Legal. I was one of the keynote speakers and delivered my presentation in the Dutch language (click here for the presentation or click here for the coverage of the event by the Antilliaans Dagblad).

I argued that government-owned companies should be left out of the political sphere as much as possible, so they can benefit …
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15
Apr 2010
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Corporate

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DUTCH CARIBBEAN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Central Bank monitors compliance

The regulatory rules and regulations in the Netherlands Antilles deal with credit institutions, investment institutions and administrators, insurers and insurance brokers, company pension funds, trust service providers, capital markets, anti-money laundering and identification, and foreign exchange control and license fees.

The Netherlands Antilles have one regulator: the Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles (Bank van de Nederlandse Antillen). The Central Bank is a separate legal entity (rechtspersoon) having its seat in Curacao. The Central Bank is also an independent administrative body (zelfstandig bestuursorgaan) and does therefore not fall under the political responsibility of the Minister of …
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23
Sep 2008
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Finance

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COMPLIANCE IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

Curacao considers how the US deals with compliance

Compliance is essentially about systems and procedures at corporations, banks, funds, trust offices, insurance companies and the like, to ensure that their officers and employees are aware of and take steps to comply with the relevant laws and regulations. It is also referred to as ‘regulatory compliance’. Compliance is nowadays, in the aftermath of, Enron, for example, which collapsed in 2001, of the utmost importance. I will briefly discuss several compliance related issues below, however one should keep in mind that the concept of compliance is extremely broad.

The …
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20
May 2008
CATEGORY

Legal

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