On November 10, international research firm The Legal 500 published its Caribbean edition for 2022. This edition is part of its annual Legal Directory, a comprehensive guide in which The Legal 500 independently researches and evaluates law firms and lawyers worldwide. For the first time, the Caribbean edition has a separate chapter dedicated to the ‘Dutch Caribbean’ and it prominently features law firm VANEPS at the top.

In addition to the ranking of the firm, partners Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer and Frank Kunneman have been recognized as “Leading Individuals” for their acknowledged expertise in several leading cases.

Partners Roderik van Hees (litigation) and Tjarda Tazelaar (mergers & acquisitions) are both named as “Next Generation Partners”. In recent years, they have been involved in various high profile procedures and cross-border transactions, respectively.

Inge van Hees-Wolswijk has received the honorable mention of “Rising Star”. This means that as a lawyer she clearly distinguishes herself from her contemporaries and is identified by her clients as a lawyer with great capabilities.

Melitza Willems and Ruthnialys Mogen are mentioned as noteworthy associates in the 2022 Caribbean guide.

For 33 years, The Legal 500 has been analyzing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions.

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