BZSE largest law firm on Sint Maarten

As per the 1 January 2009 the law offices Bergman Bloem & Bergman (BBB) and ZwanikkenSnowEssed (ZSE) - have merged. The new firm is called BergmanZwanikkenSnowEssed (BZSE). With this merger BZSE has become the largest law firm on the Dutch side of St. Maarten.

The lawyers of the new firm are working out of two locations; the previous Bergman Bloem & Bergman office at Harbour View (Rik Bergman, Gert Bergman, Joeri Essed, Eric Jansen), and the previous ZwanikkenSnowEssed office on the Bush Road (Roeland Zwanikken Jelmer Snow, Debby Hofma).

According to Rik Bergman, partner of Bergman Bloem & Bergman, the merger ensures continuity and stability next to a larger pool of joint knowledge, expertise and experience. The combined services, next to the large civil practice, also include the area of tax law.

The five partners of BZSE are known with and committed to the island of St.Maarten. Through correspondent offices the new firm can also render their services on the other islands of the Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius), Aruba and on the French side of the island and in the Netherlands through an Amsterdam desk.

Bergman says that the main focus for the near future will be stabilizing after the merger and with the new firm continue to provide the highest quality of legal services to its clients.

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