Mr Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer > VANEPS > Willemstad, Curacao > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources and Insolvency & Restructuring




Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer has over twenty years of experience as an attorney-at-law and advises both lenders and investors on a broad spectrum of matters in the area of banking, finance and business law.

Focco assists financial institutions and market parties in loan and credit facilities for local borrowers and international borrowers. He advises on both structured and syndicated loan facilities as well as capital market transactions (issue of bonds). He also assists clients in preparing collateral documentation. His activities in the area of business law range from advising clients on acquisitions or divestitures of businesses to corporate restructuring. Furthermore, Focco also has ample experience in the field of aviation. He assists clients in the registration and financing of aircrafts and advises on, inter alia, mortgage loans, permits and regulations in this field.

Focco started his career at Trenité Van Doorne in Rotterdam in 1995; at present Simmons & Simmons. In 2000, he switched to VANEPS.

During his career, Focco holds several related positions. He is active as a board member of the Curacao International Financial Services Association (CIFA), he is a part-time lecturer in International Private Law at the University of Curacao (UoC) and he is involved in a number of legislation projects.


Dutch, English

Lawyer Rankings

Dutch Caribbean > Leading firms

(Leading individuals)

Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer  – VANEPS

Acting for a varied client roster of financial institutions, national and international corporates, and governmental bodies, VANEPS leverages the expertise of its practitioners across the Dutch Caribbean to handle the full range of transactional and contentious mandates. At an international level, the firm also benefits from being a member of the Lex Mundi network. Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer and counsel Inge van Hees-Wolswijk jointly lead the banking and finance team, which acts for a variety of lender clients; Rogier van den Heuvel and Roderik van Hees are jointly responsible for the litigation and dispute resolution; and Tjarda Tazelaar heads up the corporate and M&A practice. Elsewhere, Diek Fabius is the key contact for commercial and IP work, Tom Peeters has notable real estate and administrative law expertise, while Frank Kunneman leads the governance, risk and compliance group. For insolvency work, Michiel Gorsira is the primary name, and Thies Leijsen and newly promoted counsel Sophie van Lint handle employment and pensions mandates.