Full pro bono rankings announced

This year, LATINLAWYER Magazine has launched pro bono rankings for firms in the region, to allow clients and competitors to compare firms' commitment to providing pro bono work.

LL published a ranking table of the top firms for pro bono commitment in the region, with the top 50 firms listed.

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New Lt. Governments Bonaire and Saba

Glen Thodé and Jonathan Johnson are the new lt. governments in Bonaire and Saba. The Minister Council for the Kingdom approved the nominations today. Thodé succeeds Herbert Domacassé, whose term of office runs out on October 24 and Johnson replaces Sidney Sorton effective July 2.

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The new New York?

Miami is getting an ever-bigger slice of Latin America’s legal work, agree the senior partners of six Florida-based international law firms.During a roundtable meeting with legal magazine LatinLawyer they discussed the developments and trends in the region.

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new location STvB Advocaten

As per june 2008 STvB Advocaten has moved its Curacao office to a new location.
The new address is : Johan van Walbeeckplein 11
Tel. nr. 4655055 (unchanged)

(June 11, 2008)

Judge Luis Alberto José de Lannoy remembered

Through several ceremonies on Curacao and St. Maarten members of the legal community and many others paid their last respects to Judge Luis Alberto José de Lannoy.
On St. Maarten a ceremony was held at the Philipsburg Court of first instance where Judge de Lannoy served for many years. The late Judge de Lannoy (57) died of cancer on May 26th 2008.

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NRC and NJB (het Nederlands Juristenblad) start blog on sentences

In March website NRC.nl started a weblog on legal sentences in cooperation with the Dutch magazine Nederlands Juristenblad.

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Dutch judgements on-line through Jure.nl

Judgements rendered by Dutch Courts are now open to the public through the website jure.nl.

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Advisory Board (Raad van Advies) of the Netherlands Antilles launches new website

The Advisory Board (Raad van Advies) of the Netherlands Antilles has launched a new website.

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HBN Law 70 years of law practice

Law firm HBN Law is celebrating 70 years of law practice.
The HBN Law Firm is the largest law firm in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. It is also the oldest law firm in the Netherlands Antilles, founded in 1938 by Mr. S.W. van der Meer. The name of the firm has changed several times through the years and has been changed in 2005 into HBN Law.

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Michiel Gorsira rejoins VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

Michiel Gorsira has rejoined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as per May 1 2008, after a 10 year stay in the Netherlands. Until 1997 he was a partner of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne on Curacao. In the Netherlands Michiel Gorsira was a partner of Simmons & Simmons (previously named Trenité van Doorne), where he was head of the litigation department.

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Constitutional facts briefly stated

In this Dutch summary you can read about the constitutional developments in the Netherlands Antilles since 2000.

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Confidence in the future

On March19th, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles held a speech for members of the Curacao Chamber of Commerce and Industry, entitled "Confidence in the future". This speech addresses in particular the the upcoming political changes and the consequences of such changes for Curacao. Here you can read the entire text of the speech in Dutch. 

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List of conclusions of the BES-coordination

The administrative coordination between adminsitrators of the islands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba resulted in the List of conclusions of the administrative BES-coordination. The consultation took place on 31 January 2008, in The Hague, the Netherlands. Below follows the original text in Dutch.

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Size of Law Firms Curacao

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