Mark KortenoeverSenior Partner
Born in Gouda, the Netherlands, Mark Kortenoever graduated from Leiden University in 1987 with a master’s degree in Dutch law. He was admitted to the Bar of Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1987 and to the Sint Maarten Bar in 1988. Mr. Kortenoever focuses on the litigation practice and advises on corporate matters with the emphasis on structured finance and project finance.
Mr. Kortenoever is ranked as the Project Finance law expert in Sint Maarten by Global Law Experts and as Project Finance member in the Dutch Caribbean by International Referral.
Apart from the law practice, Mr. Kortenoever is a member of the General Audit Chamber of Sint Maarten; a High Council of State charged with the examination of the financial and material management of the Government. He also serves as a deputy member on the Council for Disciplinary Matters.
Languages: English, Dutch.Email Mark
Born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, Willem Nelissen graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2007 with a master’s degree in International and European Law. In 2009 Mr. Nelissen graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. with a master’s degree in International Law. He was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2010 and the Bar of Sint Maarten in 2012. Mr. Nelissen practices as an all-round litigation attorney and assists prospective Sint Maarteners with their immigration papers.
Languages: Dutch, English.Email Willem
Jeroen VeenAttorney at Law
Born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, Jeroen Veen studied law at Leiden University and graduated in 1987 with a master’s degree. He was admitted to the bar in 1988 and worked as an attorney in the Netherlands, Curacao and since 1992 on Sint Maarten. In 2017, Mr. Veen graduated from the University of Cumbria (UK) with a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
Mr. Veen is not only an expert in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance, contract law, real estate and property law but also an experienced litigator in those fields. In addition, Mr. Veen also assists clients in divorces and related matters, such as alimony, the implementation of care for the children and property settlement.
Apart from the law practice, Mr. Veen held certain additional positions, such as member of the Appellate Council for disciplinary matters, (deputy) member of the Sint Maarten Electoral Council, chairman of the board of SZV and interim COO of SZV; the national health insurance and pension administrator.
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.Email Jeroen
Femke JansenAttorney at Law
Born in Hilversum, the Netherlands, Femke Jansen graduated cum laude from the University of Utrecht in 2011 with a master’s degree in Dutch Private Law. In 2012, Ms. Jansen graduated from the University of Cambridge (UK) with a first class LL.M. degree. Shortly afterwards Ms. Jansen was admitted to the Bar of Utrecht (the Netherlands). She worked there over 3 years as an attorney in corporate law and commercial contracts with a top 20 law firm. Ms. Jansen joined Lexwell in 2016 and is admitted to the Bar of Sint Maarten.
Ms. Jansen practices as a litigator and adviser with a focus on commercial contracts, corporate law and labor law.
Apart from the law practice, Ms. Jansen is a board member of the Foundation for Professional Education for attorneys in Sint Maarten and an editor for a Dutch case law journal. She is also a member of Rotary Club of Sint Maarten-Mid Isle.
Languages: Dutch, English.Email Femke
Sophie Van KasbergenAttorney at Law
Born in Wageningen, the Netherlands, Sophie van Kasbergen graduated cum laude from the University of Groningen in 2012 with a master’s degree in Dutch Private Law. In 2012 Ms. Van Kasbergen won the award for the most excellent student of the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen.
In February 2013 Ms. Van Kasbergen was admitted to the Bar of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She worked for 5 years as an attorney at a large Dutch law firm in Amsterdam. During the first 1.5 year of her career Ms. Van Kasbergen worked at the mergers & acquisitions department. The following 3.5 years Ms. Van Kasbergen worked as a litigation attorney, specialized in corporate and commercial litigation and Supreme Court cases.
Ms. Van Kasbergen started working at Lexwell in February 2018. Ms. Van Kasbergen practices as an all-round litigation attorney and adviser.
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Christiaan WasielaAttorney at Law
Born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Christiaan Wasiela graduated with distinction from the University of Tilburg in 2012 with a master’s degree in International Business Law and International and European Public Law. Mr. Wasiela graduated in 2016 from Renmin University in Beijing with a master’s degree in Chinese Law.
After working for a corporate bank in Singapore Mr. Wasiela joined Lexwell in January 2018.
Languages: Dutch, English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish.Email Christiaan
Bram BloemersOf Counsel
Born in Laag-Soeren, the Netherlands, Bram Bloemers graduated from the University of Groningen in 2002 with a master’s degree in Notarial Law.
Mr. Bloemers is a solution minded legal counsel. He started his career as a (deputy) civil law notary with a large international law firm in Rotterdam. He mainly worked in a highly specialized international corporate law practice (M&A & corporate restructurings). However, Mr. Bloemers is also experienced in family law (Estate planning and the liquidation of estates). As a former civil law notary, he has significant experience with real estate transactions, especially within corporate structures.
After having worked for about 8 years as a (deputy) civil law notary, Mr. Bloemers became in-house counsel with one of the largest banks in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Lexwell, Mr. Bloemers worked as the bank’s company secretary for about two years.
Languages: Dutch, English and some Spanish and French.Email Bram