Karel Frielink

Karel Frielink

Spigt Dutch Caribbean



I live in the Dutch Caribbean (Curaçao) with my wife, Carla, and our two daughters, Yvette and Pascale.

I have three confessions. First, I am an attorney. Second, I’m not sure what made me decide to become an attorney. Third, I seem to be pretty good at what I do.

Most people, including my clients, think that I am a professional with a sense of humor, open-minded, and full of energy.

When I am not working, you will not find me....


I am a partner at Spigt Dutch Caribbean (f.k.a. Spigthoff Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisers) and belong to both the Amsterdam Bar (the Netherlands) and the Dutch Caribbean Bar. Also, I am Honorary Consul of Germany in Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba, and a former two-term President of the Curacao Bar Association (2008 – 2012).

I really like practicing in the Dutch Caribbean because it’s a perfect mix: working in an almost tropical environment and getting paid for it too...

My specialties are corporate law, banking law, securities law and e-commerce.

What else have I done?

1. Serving as a lecturer at the University of the Netherlands Antilles on 'conflict of laws' (international private law) and corporate law.

2. Providing commentaries on corporate and securities case law developments.

3. Writing about Dutch and Dutch Caribbean law. And it is true indeed: I am the author of the leading legal text book on Dutch Caribbean (including Aruba) corporate law (2nd edition 2006; 340 pages). Have you ever visited Karel's Legal Blog?

4. Participating in the Business & Law Research Centre, Radboud University of Nijmegen.

5. And.... click here.

If you or your colleagues need advice or representation on corporate law, banking law, securities law, or e-commerce, feel free to suggest that they contact me.

About Spigt Dutch Caribbean

Spigt Dutch Caribbean (Attorneys at Law & Tax Advisers) is an independent law firm.

The lawyers and tax advisers of Spigt Dutch Caribbean specialize in corporate law, financial law, tax law and dispute resolution. Since 2001, they have been active throughout the Dutch Caribbean, including Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Maarten.

Specialties: Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Banking & Securities (hedge funds, investment funds, securitizations), Litigation, Legal Opinions and Second Opinions

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked by Chambers and Partners in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best. Spigt Dutch Caribbean and Karel Frielink are ranked Band 1.




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Website URL: http://www.spigtdc.com/
Blog URL: http://www.curacao-law.com/

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Muhammad Siddique

"Glad to be connected and that you are part of my circle of friends. You are a valuable part of my network, and thank you for being part of ecademy. Sincerely, Siddique Writer at TRCB.com http://www.trcb.com/author/siddique.htm "

Ronald L. Taylor

"It is an honour to be connected with you on Ecademy. I look forward to our networks being of mutual benefit to one another."

Rob van de Star

"You have a impressive profile and it's a pleasure to have you in my network! It's an honour to be connected to someone like you. Kind regards, Rob van de Star www.amis.nl"

Victor Marques

"Thanks dear Karel for being in my network...I wish abundance in your life is your birth right..Carry on planting seeds with care and love.. I raise my full glass of wine to you and the ones that you love.. Kindest regards from the best region for Port wine..Douro Valley Victor Marques"

Koshy Samuel, MBA

"I hear many good things about Karel and I know he is a very valuable contact to me and I'm proud to be in his network "

Christina Mai Hansen

"Karel, you are truly an amazing friend and networker. May all good things flow to you in the future."

Darin Phillips

"Karel was quick to follow up with my request for information and was very helpful! "

Rolf Kellner

"Karel knows the problems of the Amazonas Rainforest and is a good Ecademy friend of me. Thanks Karel !"

G. Daniel Bugel-Shunra

"I was very impressed by his knowledgeable articles and blog. I found them by chance while researching some detail of Antilles law, and spent an afternoon reading. Joined this networking organization as per his recommendation."

Rich Guard

"Karel Frielink's commercial and corporate legal expertise and off-shore financing abilities alone make him a networking contact worth developing. Look under the surface (as I did when I also viewed his Linkedin profile), and you will discover a man of subtle humor who is immensely dedicated to his family. This a man with character, and in business it's character that creates success. I strongly recommend that you contact Karel to see how he might benefit your business."

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"Karel has such a wonderfully refreshing and uplifting sense of humour that carries his drive and energy with ease, character traits which many people would consider incompatible with law. Connect with Karel and not even the sky's the limit ... :-) Ute Christopher putting airships to work for you visit - zeppelintours.com skype - zeppelintours call - 08704 798 373"

Anthony Mellor FCA, Tel 0121 314 4750

"Says it like it is and you can bet he is right, yet with balance and aplomb. Anthony"


"Always helpful, to the point, no nonsense and full of ideas, Karel is one of my first connections on Ecademy! Wake up in the middle of the night looking for something wierd, you can send a message to Karel and he will promptly reply Great to be in your network Karel. Best,Abha"

Roy van den Munckhof #5

"In the Netherlands, next to being a laywer Karel is a well-known and much respected commentator on Dutch legal literature and case law, especially securities law. Working with him should be a privilege."

Gyula Julius Reznicsek

"Dear Mr. Frielink ! Thank you for your connecting here in Ecademy ! The big welcome for you in my direct network ! Work or network ! That's the question. : )))) I hope that the success will attended our efforts ! Be here active and live your hand-mark in your area ! Please visite "My profile" ! ! ! Please visite "RegionShot777 website" ! ! ! Do it together ! Best regards, Gyula (Julius) Reznicsek"

Ron Bates

"I'm very appreciative of Karel reaching out to me and making me feel welcome at Ecademy."

Torsten Kinzelt

"Karel is a very valuable contact to me and I'm proud to be in his 'group' (of contacts)! Torsten"

Henry Lu

"Karel is one of smarted guys I have ever known. I thought he is introvert as LORD wealth profile telling me. But because he also knows the value of NETWORKING, and willing to commit to a life long networker as BlackStar, I found that he start to have extroverted characters like STAR. For those people got both, success is a definite thing. Even be able to achieve charisma as a true leader."

Maria Gabriela Pereira

"Hi Karel! Thanks for the nice message! Acctually I am just starting in Business Networking and you do can help me. In fact I deal with international law... how can I be up-to-date about Holland laws? Best Wishes, Gabriela - Brazil"


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