Roderik van Hees and Tjarda Tazelaar were added to the partnership of VANEPS. Both have no less than ten years of experience in the Netherlands and in the Dutch Caribbean. Roderik entered into the employ of VANEPS in 2015 and Tjarda has been employed at this Dutch Caribbean firm since February 2018. Roderik and Tjarda demonstrated to be of considerable value to the firm and its clients.

Roderik is an experienced lawyer specialized in litigation and commercial disputes. He assists, inter alia, local and international banks, multinationals, oil corporations and shipping corporations. He has ample experience with complex, often cross-border commercial disputes, stockholder disputes, directors’ and officers’ liability cases, enquiry procedures, the imposition and lifting of attachments and the enforcement of foreign rulings. Roderik: ‘I am very pleased with the appointment as partner at this firm. From this new position I hope to be able to assist many clients even better in the resolution of their disputes.’

Tjarda is an expert in the area of business law, specialized in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He advises corporations, financial institutions and investors in various market sectors in both local and cross-border transactions. ‘VANEPS is a progressive firm with the ambition to expand the local and international M&A practice further. I look forward to shaping the further growth of the firm in the years to come and to counsel many beautiful deals in the Dutch Caribbean from this new role’, according to Tjarda.

Managing Partner Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer said the following about Roderik and Tjarda: ‘With Roderik the firm added a sharp litigator to the team of partners. When it truly matters to the client, Roderik is the lawyer to reach the best result in and out of court. Tjarda is an asset to the partnership for the corporate team and the mergers and acquisitions practice. An experienced dealmaker who has an eye for all relevant details during the process, but always with the final objective in his sight.’