Top 10 Law Firms Sint Maarten 2011

 

 

Position

Last year

climber/descender

Law Firm Number of lawyers (in Sint Maarten office)

Number of lawyers last year

Total number of lawyers in Dutch Caribbean
             

1

(1)

9

9

8

2

(4)

Gibson & Associates

7

6

7

3

(3)

6

7

25

3

(2)

Lexwell

6

8

6

4

(5)

Bermon Law office

5

5

5

5

(6)

Duncan Brandon Hoeve Marica

4

4

4

6

(7)

Fox / Romer & Partner

2

2

2

6

(7)

Richardson Nicolaas

2

2

2

6

(7)

2

2

2

7

(-)

 

1

0

30

 

Curacao Legal Portal annually composes a ranking of Sint Maarten based law firms based on the number of lawyers employed on Sint Maarten (in this case on 30 April 2011).

Remarkable is that most of the firms remain steady in terms of number of lawyers and that.two firms of the Top 10 decrease in size (their Sint Maarten offices). Only one firm is growing in number of lawyers.

The largest law firm on (the Dutch side of) Sint Maarten is still BZSE, with a large knowledge base with 9 lawyers (and one tax lawyer, not included in the list). Number two, Gibson & Associates grew from 6 to 7 attorneys. Number 3, HBN Law, which employs more than 25 lawyers in total, has been on the island for many years, presently with 6 attorneys. The office in St. Maarten also serves the islands of Saba and St. Eustatius.

New in this Top 10 is law firm VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne. Early 2011, the largest Dutch Caribbean firm, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (30 lawyers), silently landed on St. Maarten. With just one lawyer they are still in stealth mode for now, but rumor goes that they have big plans on the island.

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 60 are working at law firms on Sint Maarten (ca. 20 %). These 60 lawyers are working at circa 25 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.

May 2011

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Minister Andin Bikker van Aruba bezoekt Hof van Justitie op Curacao

WILLEMSTAD - Minister van Justitie en Immigratie van Aruba, Andin Bikker, heeft donderdag 11 juli een bezoek gebracht aan het Hof in Curaçao. Hij werd daarbij vergezeld door Adviseur Algemene en Juridische Zaken Milko Baiz.

Nederland grijpt in op Curacao middels aanwijzing

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DEN HAAG/WILLEMSTAD - De Rijksministerraad heeft op voorstel van staatssecretaris Knops van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijkrelaties een besluit tot een aanwijzing aan de regering van Curaçao genomen.