Carine Jänsch

Intellectual property, Technology & Media

Regulatory

Commercial Contracts

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

EXPERIENCE

  • Ekelmans Den Hollander (now: Hogan Lovells) (Amsterdam, 1995-1999)
  • VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curaçao, 2000-2015)

EXPERTISE

  • Intellectual Property
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Competition
  • Distribution
  • E-commerce
  • Privacy

Carine has actively built her expertise from the first day she started her career. In twenty years she assists a variety of clients from globally operating companies seeking local guidance to artists trying to protect their creative works.

She has represented her clients in many court proceedings in the Netherlands as well as in the Dutch Caribbean, i.e. Curaçao, Aruba, Sint Maarten and BES-Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustasius and Saba). Carine is also a trademark attorney with a fine track record in the trademark prosecution business. She is the chairperson of the Association of Trade Mark Attorneys in Curaçao and a Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Asociación Interamericana de la Propriedad Intelectual (ASIPI).

Sabine Altena

Corporate and M&A

Banking, Finance & Investment Management

Regulatory

Commercial Contracts

EXPERIENCE

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Amsterdam, 1998-2008)
  • Spigt DC (Curaçao, 2008-2010)
  • VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curaçao, 2010-2015)
  • Board member of the Curacao International Financial Services Association (2012-present)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Onderlingehulp N.V. (2017-present)

CHAMBERS & Partners has ranked Sabine as a new entrant in its 2018 rankings: “The well-regarded Sabine Altena of OX & WOLF is noted for her regulatory and banking expertise and frequent handling of transactional and commercial contract matters. Interviewees attest to her high quality, stating that “she’s very knowledgeable”, and “a very good attorney” who “does excellent work” for her clients”.

 

EXPERTISE

  • Corporate Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Management
  • Financial Markets Regulation
  • Corporate Governance

 

Sabine is a corporate and finance lawyer with nineteen years of experience. In the earlier years of her career she gained high-level experience in every aspect of corporate law. Later on she specialized in Investment Management, Banking and Finance. Sabine is a guest lecturer on corporate law at the University of Curaçao.

Sabine is also a board member of the Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA). As a board member Sabine acts as a sounding board for and advisor of the government, regulatory agencies, and monetary authorities on issues concerning the international financial services sector of Curaçao. She is actively involved in the development of new concepts, products and services for the sector.

Willemieke Princée

 

Shipping

Insurance & Liability

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial Contracts

 

EXPERIENCE

  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (The Hague and Amsterdam, 2008-2012)
  • Tata Steel Europe (IJmuiden, 2012)
  • VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curaçao, 2012-2015

 

  • Board member of the Dutch Caribbean Jurists Association (2015-present)

EXPERTISE

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Shipping
  • Commercial Contracts

Willemieke is a skilled commercial lawyer specialized in litigation, insurance and maritime law. She advises on commercial contracts, supports clients in negotiations and represents clients in various legal proceedings. Having experience as an in-house counsel, Willemieke perfectly understands the wishes of her clients. Clients describe her as hands-on, to the point, passionate, strategic and committed.

Willemieke assists many players in the shipping industry. Her clients include (re)insurers, P&I Clubs, ship owners, agents, charterers, managers, cargo handling companies, maritime authorities and mortgagees. She has particular expertise in arrests and judicial sales of vessels on all the islands of the Dutch Caribbean Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten). She has a broad educational background holding degrees in both Dutch law (cum laude) as well as International & European Business Law (with merit) and regularly publishes on procedural, insurance and maritime law issues. In 2017, Willemieke completed the post-graduate course Marine Insurance from the Erasmus Academy in Rotterdam.

Karina Keizer

Employment

Insurance & Liability

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

EXPERIENCE

  • VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curaçao, 2010-2015)
     
  • Board member of the Curaçao Bar Association (2016-present)

EXPERTISE

  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Litigation

 

Karina started her career as an attorney with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, where she specialized in employment law, whilst also focusing on litigation in the commercial practice in general.

Karina is a pragmatic, straightforward and hands-on attorney and provides clients with strategic advice in all employment related matters and proceedings, such as reorganizations, mergers &acquisitions, (collective) labor disputes, collective and individual redundancies and immediate dismissals. In addition to the aforementioned Karina also runs a general commercial litigation practice. Karina is a guest lecturer at the University of Curaçao. In 2015 Karina was nominated as the rising star in employment law by her peers in a quality ranking of the Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal. Karina also regularly provides lectures on employment issues for her clients and other interested parties.

Sueena Francisco

Banking, Finance & Investment Management

Corporate and M&A

Regulatory

Commercial Contracts

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Houthoff Buruma (Amsterdam, 2008–2011)
  • VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curaçao, 2011–2015)
  • United Telecommunication Services N.V. (in-house legal counsel, Curaçao, 2015–2017)

 

  • Commission Evaluation Corporate Governance (Curaçao, 2013–present)
  • Curaçao Innovation and Technology Institute, Board Member (2016–present)
  • Watheeqa Holding Group, director Curaçao companies (2016–present)

EXPERTISE

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance & Boardroom Advice
  • Banking & Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Commercial Contracts

Sueena provides a comprehensive range of services in connection with corporate, commercial and financial matters. She has represented numerous domestic and international clients in diverse industries in public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and the formation and (corporate) governance of onshore and offshore legal entities. Sueena further advises her clients on commercial contracts, finance transactions and capital markets related matters. During her time as an in-house legal counsel at a large telecom company, Sueena had a particular focus on corporate as well as commercial legal aspects and provided board room advice to the top-level of the company with respect thereto. She is therefore familiar with strategic corporate, commercial and financial dynamics from an in-house perspective. Sueena’s clients vary from private and state owned companies to financial institutions, private wealth parties and government departments.

Freeke Kunst

In Memoriam


On 12 February 2017 our friend and partner Freeke Kunst passed.


Freeke was a co-founder of our firm, enriching us with her expierience, knowledge, creativity and laughter. 
Far beyond the borders of the Dutch Caribbean, Freeke was known for her expertise on maritime law. Freeke was a dedicated counsel to her clients. She held several positions in maritime comittees, was a regular speaker at conferences and was lecturer at the Univeristy of Curaçao. Freeke was also an art collector, sculpter, painter and loved to travel with family and friends. But most of all Freeke was a true compagnion to the people that were dear to her.

We miss Freeke tremendously.