Mr. Joeri Essed (1971) was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. He graduated from Amsterdam University (VrijeUniversiteit) in 1998, and in the latter part of that year he moved to Sint Maarten with his family, where he was admitted to the Bar in February 1999. Since his admittance to the Bar, several firms on the island actively solicited to engage his services and approximately 8 months later he switched to another law firm on Sint Maarten, where he practiced in several areas of mainly civil and commercial law. At the same law firm he also worked together with Roeland Zwanikken for a period of time.
On June 1st, 2005 Joeri started his own law firm and 17 months later, he joined forces with Roeland Zwanikken and Jelmer Snow to form ZwanikkenSnowEssed Attorneys at Law.
Joeri has served on the board of the Bar Association of Sint Maarten for several years. He has been a panelist on a couple of Panel Discussions, amongst others on insurance law, and has also taught a labor law course on the island.
Outside of his professional life as an attorney, Joeri has served on the board of several foundations. He has served as president of the Sint Maarten Tennis Club for ten years (2006-2016), and is a co-founder and the president of the soccer club R.I.S.C. Takers FC.
- Civil Law
- Employment Law
- Corporate & Commercial Transactions
- Commercial Contracts
- Legal Due Diligence
- Basic Spanish