Marly Buwalda

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Marly Buwalda


Marly joined VANEPS on Bonaire in January 2020 as a junior associate and was promoted to associate in January 2023. She has successfully completed her professional training on Curacao and works in the Commercial & Litigation department of our firm.

At VANEPS, Marly’s practice encompasses a diverse array of legal areas, with a particular focus on administrative, employment, and immigration law. She advises government entities, multinational and local companies, as well as private individuals.

Marly obtained her LL.B. from the Utrecht Law College (hons.) in May 2016. During her LL.B. she completed two internships at law firms in Amsterdam. Subsequently, she obtained a LL.M. in Civil Law: Commercial Practice in August 2018 and a LL.M. in Public International Law (with distinction) in February 2019, both from the University of Amsterdam. In 2018 she furthermore completed the summer school ‘Conflict Resolution’ at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (with high distinction). In 2019 she completed a traineeship at the Netherlands Embassy to Kuwait and Bahrain, where she successfully obtained her certificate from the course ‘the role of the judiciary in combatting human trafficking’ at International Organization for Migration (United Nations), before joining VANEPS.