case of any inconsistencies between the Dutch and the English versions
of these General Terms & Conditions, the Dutch version will prevail
at all times.
Every instruction will be exclusively given, accepted, and carried out
by the partnership according to the laws of the Netherlands Antilles,
Bokkes Attorneys, established on Curacao, regardless of the fact that
the task is accepted by the partnership itself or only through an
individual who works in, for or on behalf of the partnership. No
individual who works in, for or on behalf of the partnership shall be
personally bound or liable, this in contradiction with articles 7:404
and 7:407 paragraph 2 of Civil Code of the Netherlands Antilles (BWNA).
Also these General Terms & Conditions are (exclusively) applicable
to any follow up or additional instructions received from the client.
Any liability of Bokkes Attorneys is restricted to the paid amount on
the invoice of the client in question for the specific case at hand.
Bokkes Attorneys is free to use the services of carefully selected
third parties for carrying out the instructions of its clients. There
will not be any liability on the part of Bokkes Attorneys due to
shortcomings of these parties.
With the exception of gross negligence or intentional non-compliance on
the part of Bokkes Attorneys, the client will indemnify Bokkes
Attorneys upon first request against any claims from third parties who
are in some way or other related to the services rendered on the
In any case one whole year after it could reasonably have been
discerned as to what possible financial claims or other claims towards
Bokkes Attorneys existed, regarding any services rendered, these claims
will have expired from that moment on.
Unless otherwise agreed upon, the fee will be calculated by means of
the actual spent time on the basis of the applicable hour tariff of
Bokkes Attorneys. Bokkes Attorneys is entitled to request payment in
advance of a certain part of the total amount. Any payment in advance
shall be deducted from the last invoice.
Bokkes Attorneys is entitled to raise the costs of the applicable fees
by six per cent (6%), covering secretarial-, telephone-, fax -,
computer-, copy – and any other remaining office expenses made,
augmented with the applicable VAT.
Payments made to Bokkes Attorneys have to be completed within ten
calendar days after the date mentioned on the invoice. Bokkes Attorneys
is entitled to claim 1,5% interest for overdue payments per month after
expiration of the term of payment. All costs related to any possible
debt collection, among which all extrajudicial costs, with a minimum of
15% of the total amount to be collected, will be at the client’s
Bokkes Attorneys will see to it that payments by third parties will be
put on a separate third-party account. No interest will be paid out
regarding these funds. Bokkes Attorneys holds the right to settle the
received payment with any still unpaid invoices.
All articles in these General Terms & Conditions have also been
composed on behalf of all individuals who have work(ed) in, for or on
behalf of Bokkes Attorneys as well.
With regard to the legal relationship between Bokkes Attorneys and the
client, the law on the Netherlands Antilles is applicable, excluding
every other national law. Disputes will therefore solely be judged by
the applicable court of the Netherlands Antilles, which has its
domicile on Curacao.
These general terms and conditions have been deposited at the Court of First Instance, on Curacao on 29 December 2014.