Attorney-at-law Jeroen Vlasblom (left) with attorney Aernout Kraaijeveld of Gibson and Associates in the background.
BELAIR–Bergman Zwanikken Snow Essed (BZSE), the largest law firm in St. Maarten, expanded its team of attorneys with a new member. Jeroen Vlasblom was admitted to the Bar of St. Maarten on Friday, February 22.
BZSE already had nine attorneys in St. Maarten and two in Curaçao.
Vlasblom grew up in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. He holds a Master’s degree in both Law and Sociology and started his legal career at a German-Dutch law firm in Berlin. Afterwards, he worked as a paralegal for De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, a major Dutch law firm in Amsterdam.
Vlasblom said he was very happy with his move to St. Maarten: “St. Maarten offers a good atmosphere under the Caribbean sun, an international environment, and immense cultural and linguistic diversity. The laws of St. Maarten are a legal treasure, as they reflect the history of this Caribbean society, its modern diversity and incorporate legal concepts from various legal traditions.”
BZSE’s expertise in a wide range of legal fields is something to hold dear,” Vlasblom said. “It is an unmatched opportunity to work daily with experts in labour, commercial, tax and banking law. Legal fields are interlinked, and due to the firm’s broad range of experts, BZSE provides the opportunity for me to gain experience in various fields and to obtain an in-depth understanding of the workings of the law.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85579-bzse-law-firm-expands-with-attorney-vlasblom