HBN Always There

Always there

HBN is a leading firm with full service representation and a strong focus on the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname. We  aim to offer unparalleled legal and tax services for ambitious clients. Today. Tomorrow. Together.

Whenever we needed help. You were always there.

With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to a very special colleague and friend, Diahanna Lue. She left us unexpectedly and far too young. But who she was and how she approached life is anchored in our most cherished memories where her infectious optimism, unwavering loyalty, and warm smile will forever shine brightly.

Board & Colleagues

New Board

A change of guard will take place. We thank board members Eric de Vries & Luigi Virginia for their years of service and dedication to our firm. As of 1 January 2023, we welcome our new board: Marcha Woudstra, Wendell Meriaan, and Jan Pas.

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You are welcome.
Just like the competition.

For many years (by succession) the Foundation Publications HBN Law & Tax has published the widely used tax law volumes for the Dutch Caribbean region. A must have for tax lawyers, accountants and other financial and legal professionals doing business in the Dutch Caribbean.

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How we deliver
upon our promise

A continuous changing landscape requires us to be on top of our game – each and every day. To succeed, we commit to uphold a workplace that drives happiness; and thus quality.

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How can we help?

HBN has been around for more than 80 years in the Dutch Caribbean. Throughout the decades we built up an extensive and proven track record in litigation, transactions and strategic advice.

What’s your angle to our expertise?

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HBN People

Jan Pas

Managing Partner, Attorney

Wendell Meriaan

Partner, Board Member, Head of Tax Department

Marcha Woudstra

Partner, Board Member, Attorney

Meet our Executive Board and don’t hesitate to contact either of them directly. Know that our team consists of more than 50 professionals. Looking for anyone specific?

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Join our team

Preserving constant quality is the puzzle of motivation. At HBN Law & Tax we believe it is paramount to uphold a working environment that drives ambition. You can and will achieve great things if you enjoy working together as a team that includes the client.


You get what you give

The Dutch Caribbean is home to HBN. Throughout the years, our beautiful region has provided us with ample opportunities – allowing us to grow and flourish. Whenever possible we like to return the favour by extending our services or donating to various causes.

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HBN Always There

In for a quick overview of our expertise and services? Our brochure will help out.

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