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Het Caribisch Juristenblad verscheen eerder onder de naam TAR Justicia. Vanaf 1985 werd dit tijdschrift in eigen beheer uitgegeven door de stichting Tijdschrift voor Antilliaans Recht Justicia. Het Caribisch Juristenblad wordt thans uitgegeven door Boom Juridisch en heeft tot doel een bijdrage te leveren aan de rechtsontwikkeling in Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten en in Bonaire, Saba en Sint Eustatius.

Sinds enkele maanden heeft het Caribisch Juristenblad ook een eigen Facebookpagina. Handig om te ‘liken’ en zo op de hoogte te blijven van de nieuwste publicaties.

(29 juli 2016)

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29
Jul 2016
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LEZING NIEUW VENNOOTSCHAPSRECHT SINT MAARTEN

Nieuw Boek 2 BW en nieuw personenvennootschapsrecht

Op verzoek van de Orde van Advocaten te Sint Maarten heb ik op 21 mei 2014 in de Flamboyantzaal van het Courthouse te Sint Maarten een lezing gegeven voor de rechterlijke macht en de advocatuur. De lezing ging over enkele van de wetswijzigingen die in Sint Maarten op 1 april 2014 van kracht zijn geworden.

Er is een herzien Boek 2 Burgerlijk Wetboek (Rechtspersonen) ingevoerd en een nieuwe regeling inzake de personenvennootschappen. Mijn verhaal is hier te lezen.

Karel Frielink (advocaat)

(30 mei 2014)

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30
May 2014
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DE ENE ADVOCAAT IS DE ANDERE NIET

En het ene kantoor is het andere niet…

Je moet werken vanuit je eigen identiteit en overtuiging. Dat kunnen we vandaag lezen in een interview met Mark van Eck van Business Openers in Advocatie.nl. Een kantoor dat werkt vanuit wat dat kantoor uniek maakt, waarin het zich dus onderscheidt van andere kantoren, is meer succesvol. De kern van zijn boodschap is dat je moet werken vanuit je eigen kracht, ofwel: doe waar je goed in bent. En hij bedoelt werken, niet alleen maar praten, en al helemaal niet praten over je concurrenten, laat staan negatief. Volgens Van …
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26
Feb 2014
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INDEPENDENT SUPERVISORY BOARD IN ST. MAARTEN

Should be mandatory for government-owned entities

Under the laws of St. Maarten, the main task of a board of supervisory directors is to supervise the board of managing directors of a limited liability company (NV or BV).

The St. Maarten Corporate Code provides for two different kinds of boards of supervisory directors, a “regular” board of supervisory directors and the so-called “independent” board of supervisory directors (Section 2:139 Civil Code). Within this context the word independent means that the supervisory directors are independent of the shareholders, interest groups (“belangengroepen”) and to a certain extent from the shareholders’ meeting.

An independent …
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27
Nov 2013
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Corporate

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LIFTING THE CORPORATE VEIL IN ARUBA

Only under exceptional circumstances

In terms of “piercing the corporate veil” and shareholders’ liability, the laws of the Netherlands and Aruba are nearly identical. As far as a tort matter concerns the laws of Aruba, Dutch case-law and Dutch legal literature should be considered as well.

In exceptional cases shareholders of an Aruba company can be liable for the company’s debts and obligations. Generally, two grounds for such liability are mentioned: a tort (onrechtmatige daad) committed by the shareholder and an “alter ego” situation (vereenzelviging) as regards the shareholder and his company. Under Aruba law, both can be categorized under …
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08
Nov 2013
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REGULATORY LAWS IN THE BES ISLANDS

There are three regulators

According to the Dutch Central Bank (“DCB”), financial institutions must be sound, reliable and stable to ensure confidence among businesses, consumers and others. DCB states on its website: “In addition to making certain their customers are properly informed about their products and services, these institutions also have a duty of care towards their customers. The financial services industry should also give a high priority to integrity and should never be used for money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, corruption or other illegal activities. Finally, the market should function properly and there should be adequate market access, with …
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31
Oct 2013
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Finance

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THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF A CURAÇAO COMPANY (II)

Articles determine the nature of the company

A company’s articles of association determine the nature of the company (take for example the description of the purpose), regulate the internal competences (e.g. dismissal and appointment), limit the powers (e.g. decisions requiring approval), determine the internal responsibilities (e.g. drawing up the annual report and accounts), regulate the external powers (who represents the company in law), determine the method of decision-making, etc. As indicated above: the articles of association are somewhat comparable with the constitution or the state regulations of a country. The articles of association are therefore essential to the proper functioning …
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11
Oct 2013
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ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAWS IN CURACAO

Money laundering is prohibited

Title XXXI of the Penal Code of Curaçao basically prohibits any type of money laundering.

The National Ordinance on the Reporting of Unusual Transactions (NORUT) obliges service providers acting in the course of a business or profession, to report unusual transactions.

The National Ordinance on Identification of clients when Rendering Services (NOIS) requires any service provider who is acting in the course of a profession or business, to establish the identity of a customer before providing any “financial” service.

Generally, these Ordinances apply when services are conducted in or from Curaçao. If a foreign financial institution does …
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20
Sep 2013
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IMPACT OF THE LIABILITY TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE DIRECTOR (II)

2nd degree director as director of a foreign corporate director

It appears from the 2011 ruling referred to by the Supreme Court that Section 2:11 of the Dutch Civil Code is applicable to the joint and several liability of a director of a Dutch legal entity being a director of another Dutch legal entity. The Supreme Court confirmed this doctrine again in clear wording in its decision of 21 June 2013.

The conclusion is as follows:

  • a director (legal entity or natural person) can only be liable under Section 2:11 of the Dutch Civil Code for the debts of another …
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    Sep 2013
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    SERVICE OF PROCESS

    A bailiff must be engaged

    What is the procedure for the service of foreign proceedings under the procedural laws of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba for a company having its registered address in one of those territories, for instance Curaçao?

    Under Curaçao procedural law, the service of proceedings on a Curaçao legal person will be done by means of a bailiff’s notification. This notification shall be served (i) on the person or residence of the president of the management board of the company or (ii) on the business and/or registered address of the company.

    Curaçao procedural …
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    Aug 2013
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    CURACAOSE JONGEREN NAAR TENNISTOERNOOI IN DOMINICAANSE REPUBLIEK

    Internationaal JITIC-kampioenschap

    Vandaag zijn 14 jeugdige tennisspelers voor ruim een week naar Santo Domingo vertrokken om mee te doen aan het regionale JITIC-kampioenschap (Junior International Tennis Championships). Het tennistoernooi vindt plaats van 3 tot 9 augustus 2013. Aan dit internationale tennistoernooi nemen verschillende landen in de regio deel. De host van het toernooi is de Dominicaanse tennisbond Federacion Dominicana de Tenis.

    De jeugdtennissers hebben een intensief trainingsprogramma gevolgd onder auspiciën van de Tennis Federatie Curaçao. Ze zijn getraind door Roy Bottse, de voorzitter van de TFC, en coach Jason Engelhardt.

    De deelnemers van Curaçao:

    Jongens tot 14 jaar: Aydan Gomez …
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    01
    Aug 2013
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    PROPOSED REVIEW DUTCH CARIBBEAN CROSS BORDER MERGER LEGISLATION

    Proposed bill introduces outbound mergers

    Earlier in 2010, a draft bill was proposed to amend the Corporate Code (Book 2 Civil Code) of Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (which formerly constituted the Netherlands Antilles). Hopefully, the Bill comes into force in 2011.

    The possibility already currently exists that in connection with a merger, a foreign legal entity as the disappearing legal entity merges with a comparable legal form of Book 2 BW on the condition that the law governing that foreign legal entity is not incompatible with the merger and the manner in which it is brought …
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    Nov 2010
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