Expertise

Administrative

Administrative law, regulating the relationship between civil parties - legal or natural persons - and the government, governmental or regulatory bodies, is dynamic and complex. Companies are increasingly in engaging with the government in their daily business operation. As partners, and sometimes as opponents. In both cases, it is indispensable to have sound legal support in order to achieve an optimal result. We can offer this assistance at any stage of the development and implementation, or in any disputes.

  • administrative law transactions and dispute resolution
  • project development
  • strategic compliance and government relations

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NEW YORK

Administrative

Expertise

Administrative

Administrative law, regulating the relationship between civil parties - legal or natural persons - and the government, governmental or regulatory bodies, is dynamic and complex. Companies are increasingly in engaging with the government in their daily business operation. As partners, and sometimes as opponents. In both cases, it is indispensable to have sound legal support in order to achieve an optimal result. We can offer this assistance at any stage of the development and implementation, or in any disputes.

  • administrative law transactions and dispute resolution
  • project development
  • strategic compliance and government relations

Require administrative advice?

NEW YORK

Aviation & Maritime

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Aviation & Maritime

Our team's experience in the aviation industry includes virtually every aspect of the industry. Issues related to the leasing or charter of aircraft, inter-airline agreements, contracts, airport regulations and related matters. Our dedicated aviation team shares the same sky-minded heart. Some of our attorney's in the aviation practice even have in house experience with aerospace companies and airliners.

Our Maritime practice is equally broad. Resolution of charter disputes, maritime insurance claims, legal counsel for the most significant harbors, ship sales, purchasing and financing of ships. We also provide advice on the Law of the Seas.

  • aviation law practice (transaction, litigation and counseling)
  • maritime law practice (transaction, litigation and counseling)
  • dedicated team with deeply rooted industry knowledge and experience

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Sint Maarten

Lucas G. J. Berman

NEW YORK

Banking & Finance

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Banking & Finance

Our banking and finance practice is one of our most precious departments. We offer a range of legal services. From project financing, to M&A or real estate transactions. From raising capital and intra-group financing to lending and securitization solutions for aircraft's and other registered assets.

  • finance structuring as part of large infrastructure, maritime and aviation projects
  • financial transactions such as loan, credit and collateralised transactions and transactions with derivates
  • advising on various aspects of insurance, securities market and banking law

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NEW YORK

Commercial

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Commercial

As a business operating in (international) trade you will be confronted with more laws and regulations. Moreover we assist clients in commercial and franchising transactions. We structure, review, revise, modify and draft all kind of commercial agreements and provide assistance when facing legal issues or disputes.

  • commercial litigation
  • commercial and franchising transactions
  • drafting, reviewing, revising and modifying commercial and franchising agreements

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Sint Maarten

Emmely R.C. De Haan

NEW YORK

Corporate

Expertise

Corporate

Our team provides comprehensive advice on corporate law matters to listed and unlisted companies from the very outset, on their incorporation and up to extinguishment of their legal personality. From corporate governance issues to shareholder disputes to mergers & acquisitions. We provide strategic advice, transaction assistance and corporate litigation.

  • corporate litigation
  • transaction services
  • M&A

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Sint Maarten

Emmely R.C. De Haan

NEW YORK

Employment & Benefits

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Employment & Benefits

The national and international laws and rules that concern employment and benefits are complex and subject to continuous change, and sometimes even contradicting one another. At Berman|Keuning we guide you through the maze of legislation concerning employment and benefits that you deal with daily and help you prevent or resolve all your possible labor law and tax issues. In addition we draft agreements tailored to your companies' needs.

Our attorneys advise and offer solutions in the field of labor law, social insurances and immigration. This includes the drafting and assessment of employment agreements or expat-agreements, the legal status of the statutory director and any other legal questions you could use our help with.

  • employment negotiations
  • corporate employment counseling
  • employment litigation

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Sint Maarten

Rogier F. D. Keuning

NEW YORK

Integrity & Compliance

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Integrity & Compliance

Companies and their stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the value of integrity. A culture of integrity is critical in achieving sustainable growth. In addition compliance with all applicable law and regulations is crucial but at the same time challenging.

Our team assesses whether your organization is still compliant with all applicable law and regulations and can stress test the current level of integrity within your organization.

Berman | Keuning is committed to compliance and integrity. We believe that complying with national and international laws, adhering to international best practices and thorough risk management is essential for the long-term success of our and our clients' businesses.

  • in house compliance audits
  • integrity stress tests
  • overall legal compliance counseling

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NEW YORK

Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property can be of greatest significance for a company or brand and should therefore be thoroughly protected. Our team selects the right options to fit each client's business strategy, whether they are assessing an IP portfolio, performing due diligence for an acquisition, securing patent, trademark, trade secret or copyright, or using litigation to resolve business disputes over infringement. We help our clients protect their investment, increase their market share and strengthen their competitive advantage.

  • IP legal and strategy counseling & advice
  • IP litigation and arbitration
  • IP transaction

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NEW YORK

Litigation & Arbitration

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Litigation & Arbitration

Disputes of any kind can create a serious drain on a company's resources. Successfully resolving a dispute - whether by negotiation or trial - requires a strong legal allie who will fight for your interests with the knowledge, efficiency and creativity necessary to win.


  • (corporate) litigation
  • arbitration
  • dispute resolution and settlement negotiation

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Sint Maarten

Emmely R.C. De Haan

NEW YORK

Private Equity

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Private Equity

Private Equity transactions are increasingly complex and competition is intense among PE-firms and other investors. Experience, speed and the ability to feel the deal and to innovate have become more important than ever. Our team knows all about timing and momentum and will always advice from a strategic perspective.

  • fundraising, formation and building of a private equity investment fund
  • day-to-day management of portfolio companies, restructuring, debt refinancing, acquisitions and overall corporate issues
  • exit strategies, whether by sales or recapitalization of portfolio companies or by taking them public.

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NEW YORK

Real Estate Development

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Real Estate Development

We offer unparalleled advice across a range of practice areas where real estate is at the center of the transaction. Relied on by developers, owners, private and institutional investors, corporates, lenders and underwriters around the world to understand industry trends and their impact on business, we assist them to navigate the complexities of the markets in which they currently or plan to operate. Like no other law firm, we are synthesizing legal and business knowledge to provide them with counsel that translates into successful outcomes.

  • constructing, designing and developing
  • environmental law, public- and civil law regulations
  • transactions and disputes

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Sint Maarten

Lucas G. J. Berman

NEW YORK

Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals

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Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals

Many of our clients are large corporations and organizations. In addition we are a one-stop-shop for Ultra-High Net Worth Individuals acting as a consigliere. Our team of dedicated Attorney's and Consultants is standby to assist our client's broadest needs. For you we are making an exception, helping you with any legal advice or support you may need. Our work is based on building long-lasting and close relationships based on trust and reliability.

  • We aim to support our clients in all stages of their businesses' lifecycle; and for UHNWI we also support in legal matters in the broadest sense of the word;
  • From the smallest legal matters in family law, to challenges from a business law perspective;
  • We focus on maintaining a strong relationship with you, because of the multiplicity and depth of our business together.

Require UHNW individuals advice?

Sint Maarten

Lucas G. J. Berman

NEW YORK

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