VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne expands in Curacao and St. Maarten
WILLEMSTAD - VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has two new junior associates. Aubrich Bakhuis and Rens Groen both joined the firm in July; Curacao native Aubrich started in the Litigation & Commercial section in the Curacao office and Rens started in the Corporate & Banking section in the St. Maarten office.
Aubrich is an experienced legal expert, partly raised in Curacao, who studied constitutional law and administrative law at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Among other roles, he was and is active as a legal counsel and as PhD candidate in Caribbean Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Aubrich expects to present his thesis this fall. Anticipating his doctoral degree, he has already remigrated to Curacao to continue his career in law as an attorney with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne. That he is familiar with law and the political relations within the Kingdom is proven by his additional roles and positions; he advised the House of Representatives in the Netherlands and the parliaments of Curacao and Aruba, was a guest speaker at the symposium to celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and gave guest lectures together with, among others, the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk.
Rens studied at Leiden University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Russian Studies and Law and obtained a master’s degree in Public International Law. He demonstrated his international ambitions by a traineeship with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Switzerland and a semester as a student at the State University of St. Petersburg in Russia. He gained practical experience in international law during a traineeship with a Leiden-based firm that is mainly aimed at the East-European market. Rens speaks six languages.
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne will expand with another three (advanced and starting) lawyers later this summer.