Mr Diek Fabius > VANEPS > Willemstad, Curacao > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property & Privacy Law




Diek Fabius is a partner and works for VANEPS since 2019.

Diek mainly advises clients in the transaction process. He advises (inter)national clients in takeover procedures and clients who are or want to be listed at DCSX (shares and debt securities). He furthermore assists (multi)national clients who perform on- and offshore activities in Suriname. Diek advises on matters involving intellectual property, privacy, commercial contracts, trade regulations and all forms of joint ventures between partners. He is also highly experienced in management of legal project management requiring multidisciplinary approach from other specialties such as tax and finance and involving corporate structuring, contracts and/or intellectual property rights. Diek leads the intellectual property practice of VANEPS and the associated trademark agency.

Before Diek joined VANEPS, he worked at PwC Legal for eight years. During this period, he mostly worked on the legal aspects of takeovers within PwC’s multidisciplinary deals practice. Prior to that he worked at, inter alia, Maaldrink (corporate law) in The Hague and Stibbe (intellectual property and corporate law) in Amsterdam.

Diek is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Aruba and is qualified as a lawyer both in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands.


Dutch, English

Lawyer Rankings

Cross-Caribbean expertise > Intellectual property

VANEPS is singled out by clients as ‘the leading IP law firm in the Dutch Caribbean’, acting for a client base of national and international corporates and government bodies on transactional and contentious mandates. The group’s knowledge spans the full breadth of trade mark, copyright, domain name and patent work including registrations, protection issues, maintenance work and renewals. Corporate counsel Diek Fabius, who is praised for his ‘clear, practical advice’, leads the ‘efficient’ team and is also a member of the firm’s Suriname desk. Other key contributors to the practice include associate Ruthnialys Mogen, who specialises in privacy law; and IP officers Rianda Neman-Ferreira and Tania Martis-Ogenia, who excel in trade mark issues.

Dutch Caribbean > Leading firms

(Rising stars)

Diek Fabius – VANEPS

As a ‘leading law firm in the Dutch Caribbean consisting of top professionals in all areas of expertise’, VANEPS’ group attracts praise for its ‘top-notch knowledge, experience and professionalism’, which spans the full range of practice areas. Clients of the firm encompass financial institutions, national and international corporates and governmental bodies, with Google, Spotify and JP Morgan Chase as key examples. Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer leads the banking and finance, and shipping and aviation practices alongside counsel Inge van Hees-Wolswijk, while the litigation and dispute resolution department is jointly led by Rogier van den Heuvel and Roderik van Hees. Tjarda Tazelaar sits at the helm of the corporate and M&A practice, Tom Peeters is the go-to name for real estate, government and energy sector advice, and counsel Diek Fabius leads the IP offering. Of counsel Michiel Gorsira is the key name for insolvency, restructuring and insurance work, and employment work falls within the scope of Thies Leijsen and Sophie van Lint’s practices. Frank Kunneman departed the firm in mid-2023.