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Mrs Sophie van Lint
Employment & Pensions
Sophie van Lint is a counsel and she specializes in employment and public servants law. Sophie is considered the designated lawyer of various government departments, educational institutions and companies throughout the Dutch Caribbean and therefore she deals with and litigates on various legal issues, such as contractual matters and high stakes disputes. She represents central governments in public servants matters and is part of the firm’s employment team, advising employers on various complex and delicate employment issues. In addition, Sophie advises and assists governmental bodies and clients in the public sector in the legislative processes. Hence, Sophie assisted the Island Territory of Bonaire on adjusting, supplementing or converting all local legislation due to previous constitutional changes.
Sophie also assisted the government of Aruba in respect of the drafting of the legislation for all-inclusive accommodation in Aruba.
Sophie graduated in private law (cum laude) from Tilburg University in 2005.
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.