Myrthe Franken started at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne on Aruba as a junior associate in October 2019. She works at the Corporate Litigation section of our firm.
In August 2019 Myrthe completed her Master’s degree in Civil Law at the University of Amsterdam. During her study she enrolled in several internships, among which one at our office on Aruba. This internship confirmed for Myrthe that after her graduation she wanted to start working on the island where she lived several years during her youth.
During her study, Myrthe worked as a notary assistant for 3,5 years at a renowned notary office in the Netherlands. In addition to that, she worked as a legal assistant at the Legal Aid Store in IJsselstein for 2,5 years and during one year she was president there as well. She also held the position of assessor at the student association Bona Fide (Civil Law student association for master’s degree students at the University of Amsterdam).
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is the leading Dutch Caribbean law firm. We provide our clients – regional and international – with practicable solutions that answer to their specific challenges and ambitions. Our passion is to tangibly contribute to our clients’ objectives, with advice and assistance tailored to their specific business, market and objectives.
This website is not just a mere website, but a way of bringing this belief in practice. In order for our clients to anticipate to opportunities and developments, they need to be informed. We help them in that regard through this platform, on which we share and exchange know-how with everyone that is interested in the legal landscape of the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname.
We are aware of the corporate social responsibility that our position as the largest law firm in the Dutch Caribbean entails. Our employees, our clients and the local communities in which we work, value the socially responsible manner in which we drive our business. For example, in 2011 we were appointed the most female friendly organization in Curacao. Our Excellence Program – which matches talents with competencies and thus enables targeted development of our employees – shows that we strive for the best when it concerns our human resources as well.
We support underprivileged groups in various ways. We donate to different charities and offer pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations. This way, our firm supports the development of education, social education and culture in the Dutch Caribbean region. When we sponsor events or other initiatives, we focus on the development of the local youth and on sustainability.
To conclude, we contribute to the legal system of the islands we work and live on, by holding positions in different bar associations, the Supervisory Boards for Lawyers, and the Appeal Councils on various islands.
We have been in business in Aruba since 1997, when we were the first regional firm to establish a branch on the island. We serve many of the local and international businesses on the island. We advise banks regarding financing, government(al bodies) in for instance tender procedures and legislative processes, and various companies in contracting and litigious matters. Furthermore, we have substantial practices in shipping and in aviation, as Aruba offers a favorable jurisdiction for arrest and judicial sale of vessels, and registration of aircraft.