VANEPS is the leading Dutch Caribbean law firm. Since 1937, we provide our clients with practicable solutions that answer to their specific challenges and ambitions. That is how we tangibly contribute to our clients’ objectives.

With approximately 35 lawyers and offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten and Amsterdam (also servicing St. Eustatius, Saba and Suriname), VANEPS is the law firm of choice throughout the Dutch Caribbean region: wherever we work, our clients can count on advice and assistance tailored to their specific business, market and objectives.

Our firm’s outstanding reputation and knowledge level are recognized internationally, with first tier rankings in legal directories such as Chambers & Partners. At the same time, we are deeply rooted in the local island communities in which we operate. In our view, an advisor who knows his clients’ organization and market has a better understanding of their legal needs and will act more effectively.

Roughly half of our clientele is regional and the other half is international, ranging from (inter)national corporations to governmental bodies and NGOs. We advise our clients in all legal areas relating to corporate law, banking and finance, M&A and dispute resolution. As a result of our geographic location and the key role the Dutch Caribbean plays in international trade, our maritime and transport law expertise is often asked for as well.

We specialize in the following areas:

  • Contracting & Insurance
  • Corporate
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • IP, Communication & Technology
  • Real Estate & Project Development
  • Transportation (Shipping & Aviation)




Managing Partner