Robert Bottse

Associate Partner, Attorney

The Belvedère
L.B. Smithplein 3
Willemstad, Curaçao
Law: +(599-9) 43 43 300
Tax: +(599-9) 73 25 400


Robert has been a lawyer since 1993. Robert has a wide range of expertise in (project) financing, syndicated lending, corporate finance, debt securities transactions,  restructurings, securities and insolvencies. In addition, due to his tax background Robert also regularly advises on the civil law aspects of tax driven transactions and tax matters.

Robert started his career in 1993 as a tax lawyer for Arthur Andersen in Amsterdam. From 1994 to 1999 he worked as a tax lawyer in Curaçao with Loyens & Volkmaars and PWC. From 1999 Robert worked as a banking and finance lawyer at Allen & Overy LLP in Amsterdam and successively as senior legal counsel in structured finance, corporate finance and capital markets for ING Bank and LeasePlan Corporation. He joined HBN Law & Tax in 2012.

Born and partly raised in Surinam, Robert serves the firm’s Surinam desk, assisting clients on legal matters concerning Surinam. Robert has published articles on various legal topics.

Robert obtained a Master’s degree in Dutch tax and civil law at the University of Amsterdam and he obtained a postgraduate specialist degree at Grotius Academy in Finance & Security interests. He speaks Dutch, English, Papiamento, Spanish and Sranan Tongo.

Credentials and publications


  • Dutch
  • English
  • Papiamento
  • Spanish
  • Sranan Tongo