DCLP Top 10 Law Firms Bonaire 2016

KRALENDIJK - The largest law firm of the Dutch Caribbean region, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, is still the largest law firm in Bonaire as well. HBN Law and Van Dijk/ Soliana Bonaparte & Aardenburg share the second place. 
 
The rest of the top 10 consists of firms with only one lawyer. This is the result of the Top 10 law firms Bonaire 2016, launched by DCLP.
 
DCLP annually composes law firm rankings for the Dutch Caribbean jurisdictions and for Suriname, based on the number of lawyers of the firms (excluding tax advisers, notaries and paralegals).
 
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne welcomed two new attorneys to their team in the past year, and now has a team of six lawyers. With two attorneys, the teams of HBN Law and Van Dijk/Soliana Bonaparte & Aardenburg remain steady in comparison to last year. Furthermore, half of the ten firms operate independently, with only an office in Bonaire.  
 
Approximately 400 lawyers are officially registered at the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. About 20 of these lawyers are located in Bonaire.
 
 
 
Position Previous edition Law Firm Number of lawyers (in Bonaire office) Number of lawyers previous edition Total number of lawyers in Dutch Caribbean
 
           
1 1 VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne 6 4 36
2 2 HBN Law 2 2 32
2 2 Van Dijk SBA   2 2 14
3 3 Bonaire Law 1 1 1
3 3 mr. M. Bijkerk N.V. 1 1 1
3 2 David Kock Legal 1 2 9
3   Advocatenpraktijk mr. Eugene R. Abdul 1 1 1
3   Luidens & Luidens Advocatenkantoor 1 1 1
3 3 Sulvaran + Peterson 1 1 9
3 3 Van Toll 1 1 1
 
 
 
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, notarial lawyers and paralegals are not included.
 
 
February 2016

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