AMDC Law has developed skills and expertise in public and administrative laws and in dealing with the governments of Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten and governmental entities of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. We assist clients with matters relating to requesting permits, objections to permits granted to third parties affecting our clients, government contracts, public private partnerships and procurement, to name a few.
Based on the National Ordinances Administrative Law (in Dutch: Landsverordening Administratieve Rechtspraak), as applicable on the various Dutch Caribbean islands, persons considered affected by a decision given by a governmental body, may commence administrative proceedings against such body to reverse the decision. Such proceedings usually start with a notice of objection directed at the regarding governmental body, requesting the reconsideration of the decision. If the affected party is not happy with the reconsideration, it may appeal to the Court. The administrative judge will then have to decide if the governmental body in all reasonableness could have taken the contested decision. The judge will assess if the general principles of good governance had been taken into account by the governmental body.
AMDC Law assists clients in general administrative proceedings, including in the areas of zoning, environment, immigration, telecommunication, building laws, construction, and education.< Back