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I have three confessions. First, I am an attorney. Second, I’m not sure what made me decide to become an attorney. Third, I seem to be pretty good at what I do.
I am a partner at Spigthoff Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisers and belong to both the Amsterdam Bar (the Netherlands) and the Netherlands Antilles Bar.
My specialties are corporate law, banking law, securities law and e-commerce. Think of it this way though, it could be worse – I didn’t say tax law, did I?
I launched Karel’s Legal Blog on 26 July 2005, which has both a Chinese and Japanese section too.
Using a Curacao Trust or Private Foundation In this memorandum the possibilities for Sharia’a compliant aircraft financing by registering the aircraft in Aruba and using a Curacao Trust or Private Foundation are outlined (click here). Aruban and Curacao law make it possible to ensure that the...
Spigthoff ranked Band 1 International publisher Chambers & Partners published its global ranking of law firms Chambers Global last week. According to Chambers & Partners Dutch Caribbean law firms VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and Spigthoff Attorneys and Tax Advisers are the leading go-to firms...
General requirements on the business operation Regulatory legislation in Curacao does not distinguish between different kinds of products, such as for instance hedge funds, but is of a more general nature. The regulatory legislation of Curacao applicable to financial institutions is divided into...
Entered into force on 1 January 2012 On January 1st 2012, new legalization entered into force pursuant to which it is now possible to set up a trust, similar to the trust in Anglo-Saxon common law jurisdictions, in Curacao. This trust is a legal exception to the paritas creditorum rule as we know...
New legislation It has become market practice in Curacao, and also in the Netherlands, to create a separate (parallel) obligation, owed by the borrower (or guarantor) to the security agent in its own name, on the terms and in an amount equal to the original (principal) obligations owing by the...