Our islands are inherently maritime nations. Curaçao’s harbor is the second largest in the Caribbean. Likewise, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba also boast their own harbors and cruise terminals. We are one of the few law firms in Curaçao that regularly litigates shipping cases, from collisions and cargo damage, detaining ships, to ship auctions and registering ships. Similarly, our office has supported the aviation sector since our founding. For many years, we acted on behalf of the former national airline company of the Netherlands Antilles.
Currently we act as counsel for local airline companies and we were intensively involved in the acquisition of the majority interest in Curaçao’s airport operator by a foreign consortium. For years large trading firms and agencies have been our clients, in addition to the harbor stevedoring firm. We review and prepare agency, distribution and commercial agreements and transport conditions.
Other Practice Areas
In our practice, we’re experienced in dealing with the entire spectrum of labor laws, everything from the law regarding termination of employment, with its various dismissal procedures and rules on dispute settlement, to providing advice and assistance for takeovers…Read more
You can look up our track record when dealing with companies having difficulties with their relaunch and restructuring programs…Read More
During mergers and takeovers, we’re able to quickly organize teams and to support sellers as well as investors during the merger and takeover process…Read More
We register trademarks and trade names on all the islands in the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba) and provides consulting services in all areas of intellectual property law…Read More
In our family law practice we regularly provide counseling and legal assistance in cases involving undivided estates, partition of communities, estates and divorces…Read More
Since our firm was established, we have acted on the government’s behalf in relation to citizens, but also as a party in private enterprises…Read More
The local real estate and rental market is comprised of a variety of stakeholders, from builders of private homes and apartments, to (overseas) investors in extensive tourist projects…Read More
We register trademarks in Curacao, St. Maarten, Aruba and the BES islands…Read More
Traditionally, we have been closely involved in the energy and telecom sectors…Read More
We pride ourselves on having local and international banks and insurance companies among our regular clients…Read More
The growth of tourism in the countries where we are active has caused an increase in the need for legal assistance for this sector…Read More
Our office looks after the interests of television stations and television broadcasting companies and we draft license and advertising contracts for parties in the entertainment sector…Read More
Soliana Bonapart & Aardenburg has a wide-ranging and deeply-rooted litigation practice…Read More