NEWS

9
Jun

Conclusive Evidentiary Value of Private Instruments on its way out?

Partner Misha Bemer recently wrote an article on the conclusive evidentiary value of private instruments in the Ñapa Business section of the Amigoe newspaper. Read the full article below (in Dutch). Dwingende bewijskracht onderhandse akte op de helling? Onlangs heeft het Hof Den Haag een ook voor de Arubaanse rechtspraktijk belangwekkend tussenvonnis gewezen. Waar ging …

22
May

Netherlands Commercial Court: Consultation Closed for Legislative Proposal

Reactions received in the consultation on the legislative proposal introducing a chamber for the settlement of international commercial disputes at the District Court and the Court of Appeal of Amsterdam, are predominantly positive. Although the details of the proposal may need some tweaking as some reactions have pointed out, the majority seems to welcome the …

24
Apr

Developments in connection with acquisitive prescription

Junior associate Daniel E.T. Rasmijn recently wrote an article on developments in connection with acquisitive prescription in the Ñapa Business section of the Amigoe newspaper. Read the full article below (in Dutch). Landjepikker, wees gewaarschuwd! Tot voor kort kon de bezitter van een zaak die aan een ander in eigendom toebehoort door enkel de verjaringstermijn uit …

5
Apr

Transactions by “Empty” Special Purpose Vehicles and Directors’ Liability

Transactions by “Empty” Special Purpose Vehicles and Directors’ Liability In general, directors’ liability is limited to cases where a managing director can be made a sufficiently serious personal reprimand. Recent case law shows that directors’ liability can also occur in transactions where “empty” special purpose vehicles (“SPVs”) are used. Hanzevast Beleggingen / G4 (HR March …

29
Mar

Developments in the Corporate Banking Practice

Developments in the Corporate Banking Practice Recently a major financial institution in The Netherlands introduced a provision in its corporate credit general terms and conditions allowing it to initiate inquiry proceedings in respect of its corporate borrowers. An important development that may also be relevant for the banking practice in Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Inquiry …

20
Mar

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners

HBN Law’s Eric R. de Vries and Chris de Bres ranked among Dutch Caribbean’s best attorneys by Chambers & Partners HBN Law has been ranked as one of the best law firms in the Dutch Caribbean by Chambers & Partners in Chambers Global 2017, while two of the firm’s attorneys, Eric R. de Vries and …

9
Mar

Admission of Foreigners in Kingdom Perspective

Admission of Foreigners in Kingdom Perspective Darlène Matroos-Piar, partner at HBN Law, Jojanneke Deelstra, senior associate at HBN Law and Thomas van Houwelingen, attorney at Everaert Attorneys in Amsterdam recently wrote an article in the Journaal Vreemdelingenrecht on the admission of foreigners in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Click here to read the full article (in Dutch).

14
Nov

Personal Injury Resulting From a Traffic Accident

Personal Injury Resulting From a Traffic Accident Senior Associate Eline Lotter Homan recently wrote an article on personal injury resulting from a traffic accident in the Ñapa Business section of the Amigoe newspaper. Click here to read the full article (in Dutch).

11
Nov

The Dutch Supreme Court on Ascription of Tortious Acts to a Private Foundation

The Dutch Supreme Court on Ascription of Tortious Acts to a Private Foundation On 7 October 2016, the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad) ruled in the case of Resort of the World v. Maple Leaf Private Foundation (the “Resort of the World/Maple Leaf Private Foundation Case”) that if, in the light of what is generally …

25
Oct

The Playfield of the Curaçao Fair Trade Authority

The Playfield of the Curaçao Fair Trade Authority Op 29 maart 2016 zag de Fair Trade Authority Curaçao (“FTAC”) het levenslicht. De FTAC werd opgericht bij de Landsverordening inzake concurrentie en is belast met de uitvoering van deze landsverordening. De FTAC is een zelfstandig bestuursorgaan als bedoeld in artikel 111 eerste lid van de Staatsregeling …