THE UTOPIAN LAWYER

Dare to dream!

A high degree of civilisation must be expected from the ideal advocate (attorney; lawyer) as well as a high degree of learning and expertise.

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Roorda's attorney to file for witness hearing

PHILIPSBURG--The controversy surrounding the termination of the contract of now former Head of Finance Bastiaan "Bas" Roorda continues with his attorney Maarten Le Poole preparing to file today for a witness hearing.

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"Government to improve solving LAR-cases sooner

ORANJESTAD — Mediation could be a solution for the large number of administrative cases (LAR) with which the government is confronted every year.

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Starreveld sworn in at the Court

On 29 March Jeroen Starreveld, attorney and partner at Spigthoff Attorneys at Law and Tax Advisers, was sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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Top 25 Law Firms 2011

The Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal annually composes a ranking of Curacao based law firms based on the number of lawyers. Today we have published the Top 25 for Curacao for 2011. In the next week(s) we will present you with the Top Law Firms 2011 for Bonaire, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Suriname and ultimately the Top 25 Law Firms Dutch Caribbean and Suriname 2011.

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Top 25 Law firms Curacao 2011

Curacao Legal Portal annually composes a ranking of Curacao based law firms based on the number of lawyers employed on Curacao. Stunning conclusion is that two out of the top five largest law firms decrease in size (on Curacao). At the same time, only one firm in the top of the ranking is growing significantly.

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THE LAWYER AS A VIRTUOSO OF LANGUAGE (PART II)

The use of technical concepts has a useful function

Another example is the Directive of the European Commission of 18 February 1985 * adapting to technical progress Council Directive 71/127/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to rear-view mirrors of motor vehicles.

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"Soab abides by the law"

The Institution Government Accountant Bureau (Soab) is subjected to a lot of criticism lately on their functioning as supervisor corporate governance, and especially from the government after several advices had fallen on stony ground with the coalition parties.

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Prison "train" official in new Penal Code

The amendment of the Penal Code now includes amongst others the statutory regulation of the so-called ‘train’.

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SMOC: "Close down Isla-refinery until they comply with permit"

The Institution Clean Environment On Curaçao (Smoc) appealed to a higher court last Monday against the rejection of the government of February 22nd last regarding Smoc’s request of March 21st 2005 to uphold the entire Isla-permit.

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Casseres looses case against government

Former corps chief Carlos Casseres was put in the wrong this morning in his case against the government for breach of contract.

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THE LAWYER AS A VIRTUOSO OF LANGUAGE (PART I)

The use of technical concepts has a useful function

Language is the instrument par excellence of the advocate (attorney; lawyer). He uses language to lay down agreements, to provide legal advices, to formulate Court documents, to send demand letters, to make his plea or to conduct talks with clients or counterparties, to send invoices, in short: to practice his profession.

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THE LAWYER AS ORATOR

A sensitive subject

The advocate (attorney; lawyer) as orator is a sensitive subject. Many clients will have listened with curled toes or alternatively with a deep feeling of embarrassment to their own advocate or (if they are lucky) to that of their counterparty at the moment suprême when the so-carefully prepared written summary of the argument is read out dryly and stumbling over the words or at least in a scarcely inspiring manner.

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Budget in compliance with rules expected by April 15

PHILIPSBURG--Government has "more or less assured" Dutch Minister for Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Piet Hein Donner that the island will have a 2011 budget that complies with especially the Kingdom Law on Financial Supervision for Curaçao and St. Maarten by April 15, when the next Kingdom Council of Ministers meeting is scheduled, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said at a press conference on Monday.

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Navarro returns to HBN Law

Attorney Nelson Navarro (61) returns to his former law office as 'of counsel'. He will work on special projects, in which he can use his broad experience in administrative law.

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Opzegging

Voetangels bij het opzeggen van huurovereenkomsten en arbeidsovereenkomsten

door Mr. Mirto F. Murray

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CuraƧao coalition overrules Cabinet

The fraction of coalition parties MFK, PS and MAN in Curaçao's Parliament have effectively overruled the Schotte Cabinet when it comes to the appointment of supervisory board members for the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS).

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Two more lawyers sworn in

Two young attorneys-at-law of law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne were sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

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Ultimate chance for St. Maarten

THE HAGUE--The Kingdom Council of Ministers has given St. Maarten one last chance to reach an agreement with the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT.

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