HBN Law has extensive experience representing clients in multiple areas of expertise.
Administrative & Public Law
Our administrative and public law attorneys advise national governments, governmental organizations and developers on administrative and public law matters. These include issues of civil service, financial regulation, spatial planning and zoning, public charges and permits, licenses and exemptions in these areas. They also assist with administrative complaints and appeals with the courts in the jurisdictions in which HBN Law operates. Our attorneys leverage their knowledge with our attorneys active in other areas, such as in finance, energy and environment.
Our banking and finance attorneys assist national and international banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions in the fields of banking and finance. This includes regulatory matters and financial transactions, including security rights. We also assist borrowers with bond issues, loans and other debt facilities.
Corporate Governance & risk compliance is becoming more and more an integral part of the management of private, public and semi-public companies. As governments and regulators are expecting more and more compliance with the international accepted standards for governance and risk management, companies have to readjust their internal decision making structures and processes. This requires tailor made advise as each company has its own unique characteristics and management style. HBN Law advises on all facets of governance and risks. We implement integral, effective and efficient structures with a pragmatic view to the current organizations of its clients and the ever changing economic and regulatory demands.
Our corporate and insolvency attorneys specialize in advising financial institutions, investment firms and banks in relation to recovery of collateral during insolvency of debtors. They also advise on restructuring matters. Our attorneys regularly act as court appointed trustee in larger bankruptcies and other insolvency procedures.
Our employment and instruction law attorneys advise on pension schemes, employment agreements, labor union matters, collective dismissals, redundancy issues and reorganizations. They also provide advice on instruction agreements for directors and officers of corporations.
Our energy and environment attorneys assist clients with advice and contractual matters in the fields of energy and environment. These cover conventional energy plants as well as solar, wind, waste and other alternative energy generation, water- and waste management, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, mining and mineral issues, and all environmental matters in relation thereto.
Our financial market regulation attorneys assist investment and pension funds, national and international banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions with financial market issues. These include compliance with regulations such as KYC, AML and FATCA, as well as prudency and capital requirements.
Our health care attorneys assist the insurance and health industry with contractual and regulatory matters, including pricing issues. Our clients include national and international life-, casualty- and health insurers, public and private hospitals and other health care service providers, such as medical practitioners and laboratories.
Our hospitality and leisure attorneys assist the hotel-, restaurant- and gaming sectors with advice and guidance in relation to all legal issues that may affect them, including those in relation to governmental supervision, regulations and charges. Our clients in these sectors are national and international hotel and casino owners and operators, including online gaming companies.
Our infrastructure and construction attorneys advise our clients on the legal aspects of licensing, financing, building, owning and operating infrastructure and large buildings. We have vast experience with roads, bridges, ports, hotels and condominium complexes. We can assist with drafting of required legislation and private use regulations.
Our attorneys assist insurance companies and commercial clients in liability claims such as directors liability, constructors liability, employers liability, maritime liability, medical liability and professional liability. Our attorneys also regularly assist with coverage and payout disputes under life and casualty insurance policies.
Our intellectual property attorneys are specialized in trade- and service marks, trade names and trade secrets. We advise on national and international registrations and infringements, and we assist with litigation in those areas.
HBN Law represents clients in a broad range of disputes, including corporate and commercial disputes. We advise on potential strategies and implement those strategies either through negotiations or litigation, always with the aim of achieving the optimal outcome for the client. HBN Law has an excellent track record when it comes to litigation. HBN Law’s litigators have broad experience in proceedings before the Courts of the Dutch Caribbean and in local and international arbitration. They also assist clients with alternative dispute resolution.
Our maritime and aviation attorneys advise our clients with all matters relating to the maritime and aviation sectors, including regulatory and pricing matters. Our clients are the sea ports and airport owner companies in certain of the jurisdictions in which HBN Law operates, as well as international shipping and aeronautical operators. We also advise on registration and flag issues, oil spills, and the arrest of vessels and aircrafts.
HBN Law has developed a reputation for handling the most complex problems regarding M&A. HBN Law is recognized for its understanding of the M&A market transactions and developments in today’s dynamic markets. Our network and experience enables us to provide legal advice that takes financial and market requirements into account. Strategic alliances, reorganizations, joint ventures and takeovers are among our fields of expertise. HBN Law advises domestic and international companies on all facets of buying and selling, asset purchase agreements, private equity financed deals, transactions and regulatory issues.
Privacy and data security are a critical success factor for all businesses. Our privacy and data attorneys advise on a variety of areas in these fields, including e-commerce and cross border data transfer or storage. Our clients in these areas are national data storage centers, e-commerce service providers and international financial institutions.
Our telecommunication attorneys have a vast experience with all matters relating to the telecommunication sectors, including in the fields of fixed, mobile, long distance, data storage facilities, international sea cable systems and satellites. Our clients are the incumbent operators in the jurisdictions in which HBN Law operates, as well as international private sea cable and satellite owners.
HBN Law has strong tradition in advising in the field of trusts and corporate and estate planning structures. Together with tax advisors, trust companies and civil law notaries HBN Law implements structures for corporate and estate planning purposes and advises clients how to benefit from the various instruments available in this field of law. We draft various agreements and other documents in order to achieve an optimal result for our clients while complying with all local applicable laws.