BZSE Lawyers
BZSE Lawyers Camiel Koster Eric Jansen Annet Bulder Pieter Soons Jelmer Snow Rik Bergman Joeri Essed Roeland Zwanikken Karel Frielink Gert Bergman Jaap Maris Norbert Hijmans Christian De Jong
Independence and integrity are paramount to the twelve lawyers of BZSE. They operate and litigate in an open, transparent and independent manner in order to represent the best interests of their clients. This has provided the lawyers of the office with a strong reputation, notably among local and international corporate clients ... read more
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Proud sponsor of upcoming SXM Migratory Bird Festival 2016
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Peter Marc Aarsen
Friday, September 23, 2016

Proud sponsor of upcoming SXM Migratory Bird Festival 2016

BZSE will be one of the sponsors of the upcoming SXM Migratory Bird Festival 2016.

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Sick Employees: To Pay or Not To Pay, That's the Question
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Civil
Camiel Koster
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sick Employees: To Pay or Not To Pay, That's the Question

In our employment law practice, clients often ask us for how long they have to continue paying employees' salaries when they are out ill. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer, unless it is explicitly stipulated in the employment agreement or Collective Labor Agreement. Here is why.

By Camiel Koster
Filed under: Civil
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Same-sex Marriage on Sint Maarten?
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Civil
Annet Bulder
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Same-sex Marriage on Sint Maarten?

In Sint Maarten almost anything goes, but a same-sex marriage? Caught between the United States and Europe where same-sex marriages gain recognition or are flat-out recognized and its own more conservative and traditional way of life, Sint Maarten still has not made up its mind.

By Annet Bulder
Filed under: Civil
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The Employer’s Duty of Care for Employees
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Civil
Christian De Jong
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

The Employer’s Duty of Care for Employees

Under St. Maarten law there exists a duty of care for the employer to protect his employees from harm at the workplace. The employer is under the obligation to protect his employees’ safety and health.

By Christian De Jong
Filed under: Civil
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Litigating Against the Government for Free?
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Administrative
Camiel Koster
Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Litigating Against the Government for Free?

On March 10, 2015, the Court of First Instance of Sint Maarten rendered an interesting judgment in a case between one of our clients against the Minister of Justice, concerning a so-called “verklaring van rechtswege” (i.e. a residence permit for Dutch and US citizens: “The Permit”).

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Contracting With the Government: At Times a Tricky Affair - potential pitfalls
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Civil
Roeland Zwanikken
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Contracting With the Government: At Times a Tricky Affair - potential pitfalls

“A man, a man, a word, a word” is a well-known saying in Dutch. In essence it means that men (and women) of honor keep their word and comply with their commitments even in the absence of (extensive) written agreements. However, the Government does not always act in accordance with this saying.

By Roeland Zwanikken
Filed under: Civil
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