Our expertise

Real estate & Construction

Our team makes real estate projects work.

Real Estate & Construction

Our Real Estate & Project Development team has the expertise and experience in the three key areas of legal expertise to make projects work: contract law, administrative law and public procurement.

We assist in real estate projects including the development of power plants, water desalination plants, the construction of onshore and offshore petrochemical facilities, hospitals, harbour projects, commercial development, water management projects, area development projects, and sustainable wind and solar energy projects. We do not only know how to apply the different local law systems across the Dutch Caribbean, but also know the islands, its administration and the procedures to ensure the project gets realised.

The Dutch Caribbean provides a diverse and unique opportunity for project development, although doing business in each jurisdiction requires support from a knowledgeable and experienced legal advisor. We know what can be done and how it can be done and are available to assist you find your way and focus on exploring and realizing the commercial opportunities. As a ‘project lawyer’ and legal advisor, we can assist in managing stakeholders and provide input for your strategic legal risk assessment. Our lawyers know what drives your business and what is important to realise projects on Curacao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. Your goals are achieved by coordinating, negotiating and litigating (if necessary) the different perspectives, consents and permits required for the project.

Our people

Acting as one team, we offer an integrated service throughout the Dutch Caribbean.

Daniël Segbert

Senior associate

Daniël deals with various issues in the field of real estate law and employment law.

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Sarah Kneefel


Sarah started as an associate at VANEPS in Bonaire in September 2022. She works at the Litigation & Commercial department of our organization and specializes in real estate, corporate and government entities.

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Sophie van Lint


Sophie van Lint is an expert in the field of employment and public service law, the law of obligations and real estate. She mainly advises and assists governmental bodies and clients in the public sector, for instance in legal proceedings.

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Thies Leijsen


Thies Leijsen is an experienced attorney-at-law and head of our Employment & Pensions team.


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Tom Peeters


Tom Peeters is an experienced and specialized real estate attorney-at-law, managing partner of our firm and local manager of our Aruba and Bonaire offices.

Our people