Jaap Maris was born in Hilversum, the Netherlands in 1976. He studied law at Leiden University and at the Radboud University in Nijmegen where he participated in the Dual Master Business and Law. He graduated from the Radboud University in 1999. He was admitted to the Amsterdam bar in 2000.
Jaap started his career at Stibbe in Amsterdam; one of the largest law firms in the Netherlands. As from 2006 he worked as a senior associate for the law firm Houthoff Buruma in Rotterdam. In 2010, he joined SNS REAAL, a large Bank / Insurer in Utrecht, as senior in-house counsel. After moving to Curaçao with his wife and two sons, Jaap joined BZSE Attorneys at Law Curaçao as a partner in March 2015.
Jaap is specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions (including distressed M&A), Joint Ventures, General Corporate Law, Restructuring, Contract Law, Commercial Contracts, as well as Banking and Finance. Among other fields, Jaap has extensive experience in the Banking and Insurance sector, as well as in the Telecom and Energy sector.
In his leisure time, Jaap enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and golf.
- Civil Law
- Banking & Finance
- Corporate & Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Contracts
- Legal Due Diligence
- Bankruptcy & Insolvency Law
- Corp. Governance
- Appointments & Dismissals Of Directors
- Supervision Models