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Lim A Po Law Firm

Lim A Po Law Firm  

Legal Services | Suriname
tel: +597 473 514 | fax: +597 475 394
Mr. F.H.R. Lim A Postreet No. 14 | Paramaribo | Suriname

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Lim A Po Law Firm's Overview

Advocatenkantoor Lim A Po is established in 1937, and is currently the oldest, largest and most prestigious law firm in Suriname.

At present the firm consists of eleven lawyers, of which ten are advocaten, i.e. members of the Bar. There are four partners, seven associates, and two paralegals that assist with the legal work.

The firm has been consistently listed in Chambers & Partners Rankings as the first ranked firm for Suriname, and as the first port of entry for potential foreign investors who intend to make investments or perform business activities in Suriname. Through the years, the firm has been involved in a substantial part of the major business transactions in Suriname. The firm's clients include some of the world's prominent institutions and organizations.

Though the firm conducts a general practice, it has gained extensive experience in telecommunications, aviation, natural resources, banking and finance, and insurance. To date the firm represents the majority of major business active in these sectors in Suriname.

Furthermore the firm has extensive expertise in handling complex disputes, and arguing these before the courts or other tribunals or boards. There are also two mediators active within the firm.

The firm is also preeminent in trademarks and intellectual property, and is the Suriname Leading Associate for Brandstock's exclusive Alliance of Leading Associates. The firm has extensive expertise in the combat of counterfeit.

The firm has extensive expertise in anti-bribery, and is the Suriname partner firm for Trace international.

The firm has further been involved in all privatizations that have been embarked on in Suriname in the last ten years.

In addition, the firm assists several Ministries of the State in their conduct of the affairs of the State.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1937
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 10

Languages: Dutch and English fluently, both spoken and written


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Agency and Distributorship
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation/Arbitration
  • Anti-Bribery
  • Anti-Dumping
  • Anti-Illicit Trade
  • Aviation
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and business
  • Criminal Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Foreign Investment
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Internet
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Leases
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Resources
  • Privatizations
  • Project Finance
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Torts
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition
Representative Clients
  • BHP Billiton Maatschappij Suriname
  • Shell Suriname
  • Texaco Caribbean Inc,
  • De Surinaamsche Bank
  • Central Bank of Suriname
  • Carisma Marketing Services (British American Tobacco)
  • Kersten Group
  • Fernandes Group
  • Republic Bank
  • CitiBank
  • Merril LynchSurinam Airways
  • RBTT Bank (Suriname)
  • State Oil Company of Suriname
  • Telecommunications Enterprise of Suriname (Telesur)
  • Newmont Overseas Exploration Limited
  • Electrical Company of Suriname
  • Suriname Water Company
  • Suriname Aluminum Company (Alcoa)
  • KLM




Eva Arnaez

Eva ArnaezTrademark Assistant

Seema Doelam

Seema DoelamAssociate

Antoon Karg

Antoon KargAssociate

Graciella Meiland

Graciella Meilandtaking the Bar

Eshni Sewdien

Eshni SewdienAssociate