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

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Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property & Privacy Law




Diek Fabius works for VANEPS since 2019.  Diek advises on matters involving intellectual property, privacy, commercial contracts, trade regulations and all forms of joint ventures between partners. Diek is 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. Because of his background and different competences and specialities, Diek’s client base is composed of medium and larger multinational clients that have activities and operations in the jurisdictions of Aruba, BES, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Suriname and Dutch. Via the firm’s Surinam Desk, Diek has also been involved in several Surinam onshore and offshore contracting projects combining international best practices with local knowledge and experience. 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

Dutch Caribbean > Leading firms

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.