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- August 24, 2011 7:09 AM
On 15 June 2011, George Driessen, lawyer at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, gave a lecture at the International Convention of the Ombudsman, held in Curaçao.
- August 01, 2011 3:51 PM
Een ondernemer benaderde mij met de navolgende vraag:
“Al jaren heb ik een handelsbedrijf, een N.V.. Ik ben directeur en enig aandeelhouder van deze N.V.
- July 25, 2011 5:22 PM
Preliminary relief within several weeks, sometimes within days or hours
In all matters for which an immediate injunction, measure, or decision is required, the parties may address themselves to the Courts. If the matter does not require immediate resolution, the Court will deny the relief sought and refer the parties to the normal procedure.
- July 25, 2011 5:11 PM
Curacaoan special purpose vehicles are commonly used in cross–border financing transactions
Curacaoan special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are commonly used in both cross–border financing transactions as well as in Curacao domestic financing transactions.
- July 25, 2011 5:10 PM
Stricter rules for large companies
Under Curacao law the annual accounts of limited liability companies which do not qualify as so called large companies, need to be prepared in accordance with generally accepted standards and shall provide sufficient insight as to enable a sound judgment to be formed regarding the assets and the results and, to the extent the nature of the annual accounts so permit, regarding the solvency and liquidity of the company (article 2:116 (4) Curacao Civil Code).This is comparable to the principles of good business practice (goed koopmansgebruik).
Consequences of the dismantlement of the Netherlands Antilles for trademark registration and protect
- July 06, 2011 9:59 AM
As you may be aware, on 10 October 2010, the Netherlands Antilles, comprising the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (the “Islands”), has formally ceased to exist. These reforms have a major impact on local legislation, which will also affect current and future trademark holders.
- June 23, 2011 11:05 AM
In het eerder aangekondigde Belastingplan 2011 is een zeer ruime nieuwe inkeerregeling opgenomen. Het Belastingplan 2011 is inmiddels aangepast en bevat zelfs een verdere verruiming! De navorderingstermijn voor het opleggen van de aanslagen zal slechts 5 jaar bedragen, dit terwijl de reguliere navorderingstermijn 15 jaar kan bedragen.
- June 14, 2011 4:49 PM
Independent supervision should be mandatory for government-owned entities
It has been my opinion for many years already that government-owned companies should be kept out of the political sphere as much as possible, so that they may benefit from a commercial, businesslike and market-oriented management. In doing so they also run less of a risk of being milked or used as political toys.
- June 08, 2011 9:52 AM
Op dit moment zijn er in de wereld verschillende “brandhaarden” die de internationale handel schade berokkenen.
- May 31, 2011 12:46 PM
TSPs are supervised by the Central Bank
Many international group structures include one or more Curacao legal entities or partnerships. The main reasons for this are the internationally competitive conditions for business development in the area of corporate law and the tax system in Curacao, as well as the well-developed professional financial services industry.
- May 31, 2011 5:45 AM
In het vorige artikel is besproken hoe u een samenwerkingsverband in een BV of NV kunt beëindigen indien zowel u als uw partner dit willen.
- May 16, 2011 7:23 AM
Soliciting funds requires a license
The Netherlands Antilles was dissolved on October 10, 2010. Prior to that date the Netherlands Antilles consisted of Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba, and formed, together with the Netherlands and Aruba, the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
- May 05, 2011 7:19 PM
Independant publisher Practical Law Company has published the PLC/Which Lawyer list for (the islands formerly known as) the Netherlands Antilles in which, based upon independent research, law firms and individual lawyers are listed.
- May 05, 2011 4:02 PM
The management board is in charge
The shareholders have the authority to determine the general policy of a Dutch Caribbean NV or BV.