Frank Kunneman advises (financial) institutions, government(al bodies) and public legal entities in the field of corporate law. He is an authority in the field of corporate governance and assists shareholders, supervisory boards and supervisory directors in advisory and litigious matters.

Frank Kunneman

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Next to a lawyer, Frank is an experienced director and supervisory director of various companies and institutions as well. He held positions at, for instance, the Deutsche Bank Finance, Integrated Utility Holding and the Foundation Public Sector Accountants Bureau. As a result, he is able to reduce complex legal issues to practical solutions for top level executives and board members. Furthermore, Frank is a certified supervisory director in the Netherlands as well.

In addition, Frank is (part-time) professor civil law and corporate governance at the University of Curaçao (UoC). Previously, he was a senior lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and dean of the Law Faculty of the UoC. He was vice-president of the Advisory Council, the highest advisory body of Curaçao. Frank is one of the founding fathers of the Themis Institute for Governance and Leadership.

Frank regularly provides keynote speeches, lectures and workshops on corporate governance. He is the author of several books and many publications on civil law topics and legal methodology. He writes a biweekly column on corporate governance in local newspapers Antilliaans Dagblad (Antillian Daily) and Extra.

Frank has been a attorney and partner with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne since 1999. He was managing partner of the firm for fifteen years.

 

Chambers Global 2017 (Band 1 ranking): “Frank Kunneman is a renowned expert on corporate governance, and clients value his experience in government related work. Market sources state: ‘He is very thorough,’ and praise his in-depth understanding of public sector issues.”

Additional positions and memberships

  • Supervisory director at Maduro & Curiel’s Bank N.V.
  • Professor civil law and corporate governance at the University of Curaçao (UoC)

Recent experience

  • Assisting (U)SONA, commissioned by the Curaçao government, in all legal aspects (procurement, contracting, permits and financing) regarding the construction of the new Hospital Nobo Otrabanda in Curaçao.
  • Assisting BHM, the holding company of the public legal entities of the OLB (the former Island Territory of Bonaire) in structuring and regulating its corporate governance.
  • Representing state-owned telecom provider UTS in a dispute with the Curaçao Court of Audit (Algemene Rekenkamer Curaçao or ARC), who had been instructed by the Parliament to audit the regulatory and efficiency of policies at the company.
  • Representing the Supervisory Board of an oil distribution company in a dispute with its managing director.