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HBN Law is the only law firm with offices throughout the Dutch Caribbean and in the Netherlands. We offer a wide range of services to local and international clients. In international matters we often work alongside professional services firms across the globe. 


HBN Law was founded in 1938 and in 2019 was expanded with the accession of advisors and support staff of DCTL (formerly known as KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean), who formed the largest and most prominent tax advisory team in the Dutch Caribbean. In Curaçao we are active in almost every corner of society, business and government.

Marcha Woudstra

Partner, Board Member, Attorney

Wendell Meriaan

Partner, Board Member, Head of Tax Department


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


The HBN Law & Tax Aruba office was founded in 1999 and is actively engaged in all key economic sectors of the island, amongst others in Aruba’s thriving tourism sector and the energy, banking and insurance industries.


Caya Dr. J.E.M. Arends 13,
Unit 2
Oranjestad, Aruba
+(297) 588 60 60

Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten receives a constant flow of tourists arriving by airplane or cruise-liner, which makes up for most of the island’s economy. HBN Law & Tax in Sint Maarten has a prominent position, offering a full range of services to clients from different sectors.


The Vineyard Building
W.G. Buncamperroad 33
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
+(1721) 542 22 72

Caribbean Netherlands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, Saba

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba obtained a special constitutional status within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Caribbean Netherlands team knows and understands the complexities and challenges of this unique legal and tax system.

Chris de Bres

Partner, Attorney
Bonaire, Den Haag

Arnout Schennink

Associate Partner, Attorney


Bulevar Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 20
Kralendijk, Bonaire
Caribbean Netherlands
+(599) 717 69 44

Netherlands Den Haag

HBN Law became active in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2015. The Tax practice was residing in Rotterdam since 2007 as the Dutch Caribbean, Suriname & Cuba Desk of KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean. Recently the Amsterdam office was moved to The Hague. The team in The Hague consists of  experienced lawyers and tax advisors who deliver advice and support in European (legal) and Dutch Caribbean (legal and tax) matters with a focus on corporate and commercial matters.

Jan Pas

Managing Partner, Attorney
Den Haag

Chris de Bres

Partner, Attorney
Bonaire, Den Haag
Stan Putter toegetreden tot de partnergroep van HBN Law & Tax (global)

Stan Putter

Partner, Attorney
Den Haag


Bezuidenhoutseweg 10
Malietoren, 18th Floor
2594 AV The Hague
The Netherlands
+(31) 70 218 9400


HBN Law & Tax is considered a premier legal and tax services provider in Suriname. HBN Law & Tax merged with Kenswil & Co in 2022.

The Suriname team has been servicing the Oil & Gas sector since the start of offshore exploration in Suriname. HBN Law & Tax is considered to be the leading expert on legal and tax Oil & Gas related matters in Suriname.


Cornelis Jongbawstraat 13
Paramaribo, Suriname

+(597) 471 683 / 471 693