Legal Spot: free legal advice for start-ups in Curaçao

News

1 November 2016

With the first walk-in office hours on Wednesday 19 October, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne has launched a new concept: Legal spot. A support program for startups, with free legal advice via monthly office hours. For this purpose, the firm started a cooperation with Workspot Curaçao. Workspot offers dynamic, inspiring and affordable workplaces to freelancers and starting entrepreneurs. At these office locations, startups can look for cooperation and learn from each other.

During the first successful session, attorneys Stan van Liere and Raoul Profijt advised entrepreneurs on issues like general terms and service level agreements. After a trial period, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne will determine whether this service will be continued or even expanded, for instance with a legal starters package.

“We stimulate starting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, as this can be beneficial for the region as well.”

Focco Lunsingh Scheurleer, managing partner of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, comments: “As the largest law firm in the Dutch Caribbean, we think it’s important to contribute to the communities of the islands on which we operate. We stimulate starting entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, as this can be beneficial for the region as well. We ourselves learn from this cooperation as well, as clients increasingly ask for different ways of cooperation between their organizations and law firms. Legal Spot also provides us with a platform to gain insight in that.

The second edition of these walk-in office hours is scheduled for 17 November 2016 (8-12am), at Workspot Curaçao at Bitterstraat in Scharloo. An appointment can be made for a consultation via info@workspot.nu , or one can simply walk in.