SHIPPING

OX & WOLF havast experience in the maritime practice within the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and St. Maarten). We understand the unique challenges of our maritime clients and are able to provide the quick and practical advises they are searching for. 

Our clients consist of ship owners, agents, charterers, managers, P&I Clubs, insurers, cargo owners, cargo handling companies, maritime authorities, ports, shipbuilders and mortgagees. We advise them on various legal aspects and efficiently represent them in legal proceedings. 

The Dutch Caribbean, is popular for arrests and judicial sales of vessels. The process is quick, straightforward, cost-efficient and enables the claimant to be in control. The partners of OX & WOLF are ready to strategically navigate you through this process. 

We also assist with (re)financing, salepurchase and (de)registrations of vesselsHaving a strong local network, we get things done in the Dutch Caribbean watersas quick and efficient as you need.

  • Cargo claims and recoveries
  • Casualties
  • Collisions
  • Pollution
  • Ship arrest
  • Release proceedings
  • Private sale with court approval
  • Public auction
  • Limitation of liability

Contacts: Willemieke Princée, Mayesi Hammoud

REAL ESTATE

OX & WOLF provides specialized legal services concerning the purchasing, financing, development, management, construction and sale and lease of residential and commercial property, including litigation and arbitration in real estate related matters.

The real estate sector in the Dutch Caribbean, i.e. Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten, is experiencing significant growth. At OX & WOLF we know the ins and outs of the property market.

Our client base includes institutional and other investors, real estate developers, construction companies, banks and housing associations. We also frequently advise homeowners’ associations, real estate agents, civil-law notaries and architects and government entities.

  • Purchase and sale of real property
  • Drafting and review of purchase agreements and transfer deeds
  • Construction law
  • Project development
  • Project financing
  • Apartment rights and homeowners’ associations
  • Rights in rem: easement, long lease, right of superficies, right of usufruct
  • Mortgage
  • Security rights and enforcement of security rights
  • Renting and letting
  • Liability of real estate agents
  • Government liability
  • Hidden defects
  • Rent disputes
  • Evictions

Contacts: Michiel van den Brink