Norbert Hijmans sworn in as an attorney

POSTED: 10/6/11 1:07 PM

St. Maarten – Norbert Hijmans attorney at law at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, was sworn in by the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten and Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius in St. Maarten on September 30. He moved to St. Maarten in February 2011 and has been working with VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne as part of the start up of the office in St. Maarten.

Hijmans graduated from the University of Groningen in 1970. From 1971 until 1974 he was a junior lawyer at the Dutch law firm Stibbe in Amsterdam. He then worked at various law firms after moving to the east of the Netherlands. His most recent position was at Damsté Lawyers and Notaries where he was engaged in commercial practice and insolvency law. He also led the commercial and corporate law division in later years and has been actively involved in the specialized insolvency association Insolad since its establishment. This includes a five year stint as a board member.

Hijmans was a court appointed receiver in many bankruptcies in the Netherlands. He has also served as a substitute judge in Almelo and as vice-chairman of the Board of Arbitrators with the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB). In addition, Norbert was a national teacher of bankruptcy law at the Dutch internship training.
VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne is a law firm with offices in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten and a Dutch Caribbean Desk in Amsterdam. With approximately 35 specialized lawyers, the firm provides legal services to businesses and governments, both transactional and litigation.

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