ROELOF E.F.A. BIJKERK

Roelof Bijkerk is Senior Associate at Van de Laarschot & Associates. His practice includes labor law, commercial law, personal injury law and the general litigation practice. He has more than twenty five years of experience as an attorney and is recognized by his colleagues as an excellent, prudent and reliable attorney.

Roelof was born in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1963 and speaks Dutch, English, German and Spanish. In his spare time, Roel plays tennis and loves sea fishing and is especially an outdoor man.

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Law 1988, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Postgraduate Law Degree 1988 Grand Valley State University, Michigan, U.S.A.

Admitted to the bar:

  • Netherlands Antilles 1991

Member of:

  • Curaçao Bar Association 1992 – Present
  • Netherlands Antilles Lawyers Association (AJV) 1993 – Present

Personal Quote

“Value for money, no nonsense”

 

High profile cases.

The BOO case in which Dhr. Bijkerk successfully represented more than 300 workers from Bangladesh, Indonesia and India in a major labor dispute. The legal background of this case is the evasion of labor laws as well as social legislation. The workers got millions in compensation.

The DOK case in which Dhr. Bijkerk successfully represented more than 300 Colombian workers and more than 300 local workers in a major labor dispute. The legal background of this case is the evasion of labor laws as well as social legislation. The workers got millions in compensation.

Testimonials

J.v.d.L
"Since 1993, Roel Bijkerk (Van de Laarschot & Associates) has assisted us in answering a range of divergent legal questions. Solution-oriented, knowledgable, assertive and agile are just a few great features of many."
S.G.
"As a personal injury physician at Recht letselschade Curacao, I have been working pleasantly with Mr. Bijkerk for over 22 years, whilst drafting motivated claims and mediation in cases, or prosecuting the responsible party for the victim's reparation. Hereby, I notice that Mr. Bijkerk helps the victim from his heart, and within the rules and jurisprudence."

Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Rent law
  • Corporate Law
  • Debt Collection
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • General litigation practice