Mrs Sophie van Lint > VANEPS > Bonaire, Bonaire > Lawyer Profile

31 Bulevar Gob. N. Debrot

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Dutch Caribbean > Leading firms

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.