In April 2022, AkzoNobel completed the acquisition of Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis, strengthening its long-term position in Latin America. Grupo Orbis has business operations in ten countries across Central America, South America and the Antilles, including Aruba and Curacao.
One of the group’s operational manufacturing sites is located on Curacao. VANEPS acted as local counsel as to Aruba and Curacao law alongside lead counsel Baker McKenzie. The deal was first announced in June 2021.

The VANEPS deal team included, amongst others, Tjarda Tazelaar, Diek Fabius, Marc Dekker, and Lorena Navia.