Top 10 Law Firms Aruba 2011

 

Position

Last year

climber/descender

Law Firm Number of lawyers (in Aruba office)

Number of lawyers last year

Total number of lawyers in Dutch Caribbean
             

1

(1)

David Kock & Wix

8

6

12

2

(1)

Brown Lawyers

5

6

5

2

(2)

Croes Weever & Tchong

5

5

5

3

(3)

Gomez & Bikker Advocaten

4

4

4

3

(3)

HBN Law

4

4

25

3

(3)

Oomen & Offringa Advocaten

4

4

4

3

(3)

SBP Lawyers

4

4

4

4

(4)

Audax Legal

3

3

3

4

(3)

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne

3

5

30

4

(-)

 

Kloes & Partners

3

3

3

 

Curacao Legal Portal annually composes a ranking of Aruba based law firms based on the number of lawyers employed on Aruba on 31 March 2011.

Remarkable is that two out of the top ten largest law firms decrease in size (their Aruba offices). At the same time, only one firm in the top of the ranking is growing significantly (David Kock & Wix). Most of the firms remain steady in terms of number of lawyers.

At the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten and Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba approximately 350 lawyers are officially registered. Of these lawyers, about 100 are working at law firms on Aruba (ca. 30%). These 100 lawyers are working at circa 45 law firms.

Note: this list is based on information provided by the law firms concerned (a.o. websites and official information from the Bar Association). Tax lawyers and notarial lawyers are not included.

29 April 2011

Politie neemt gevaarlijke honden in beslag

WILLEMSTAD - Heden heeft het HIT-team van de politie op last van de officier van justitie van het Openbaar Ministerie twee gevaarlijke honden in beslaggenomen. Dit naar aanleiding van een bijtincident dat deze zomer plaatsvond bij Koredor.

Openbaar Ministerie schikt met geldtransactiekantoren

De officier van justitie van het Parket Procureur-Generaal van Curaçao, Sint Maarten en Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba (“OM”) heeft een tweetal geldtransactiekantoren op Sint Maarten – Popular Express en Money Express - een transactie aangeboden ter voorkoming van verdere strafrechtelijke vervolging.

Crashed Defence helicopter just completed border patrol

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--The Dutch Defence helicopter that crashed near Aruba on Sunday afternoon was on its way back to Curaçao from a border patrol flight above the sea.