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BZSE Attorneys at Law, Curacao
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Aruba, St Maarten, Curacao and Bonaire
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Karel Frielink is the managing partner of BZSE Attorneys at Law Curaçao. He has been an attorney as from 1989. Karel is admitted to the Dutch Caribbean bar and thus licensed to practice in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba.

Karel is an experienced litigator, specializing in finance law, corporate law and corporate governance. He is very knowledgeable in the areas proving fraud, asset location and recovery techniques. Karel not only dealt with highly complicated, multi-jurisdictional fraud cases, he also lectured on fraud, bribery and corruption at training seminars organized by the Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NIVRA-VERA).

As of its incorporation, BZSE Attorneys at Law and Tax Advisers has been active throughout the Dutch Caribbean. Independence and integrity are paramount to the lawyers of BZSE. They operate and litigate in an open, transparent and independent manner in order to represent the best interests of their clients. This has provided the lawyers of the firm with a strong reputation, notably among local and international corporate clients.

Karel has (co-) authored over a hundred seventy books and articles on various aspects of Dutch and Dutch Caribbean law. He is the author of the leading textbook on Dutch Caribbean law: Kort begrip van het Nederlands Caribisch Rechtspersonenrecht (A concise understanding of Dutch Caribbean corporate law; 1st edition 2017; 375 pages) and of Karel’s Legal Blog (


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