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has been a lawyer since 1989. From 1989 to 1992 he worked as a lawyer in charge of the department of legal persons’ law of the Central Bureau for Legal Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles.
After that he was the director of the SER (Social Economic Council) Bureau and general secretary of the SER from 1992 to 2006. In the same period he was also chairman of the Central Organized Consultation Civil Service (CCGOA).
From 2006 to 2010 he was an MP of the Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles.
He was a board member of the Bar Association (treasurer). He was also a commissioner with the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS).
He was the president of the “Council for Law Enforcement” established by Royal Decree and is currently one of the three members of this Council.
He is the managing attorney of FCW-legal.
has been a lawyer since 1996. From 1997 to 2001 he was a lawyer at the Central Office for Legal and General Affairs. After that he worked at ING Trust as a commercial-legal director for six years.
He was the secretary of the work group on revision and modernization of the legal persons’ law in the Netherlands Antilles and the secretary of the evaluation committee, Book 2 BW.
He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Corporate Law, set up by the Government of Curaçao. He is also the chairman of the Supervisory Board of the University of Curaçao (previously the University of the Netherlands Antilles) and he is a member of the Council of State.
He is a senior lawyer at FCW-legal.
studied economics at the University of Amsterdam and law at the Open University of the Netherlands. In 2008 he registered as a lawyer in the Bar Register of the Joint Court of Justice in Curaçao. Before that Eric Kleist worked for more than 25 years in central and commercial banking in economic / legal functions. He was a part-time law lecturer in law and economics at the University of Curaçao in the period from 1992 to 2014.
Given his financial and economic background, Eric Kleist has specialized in financial and economic criminal law, financial-economic and banking law, insolvency law and corporate law. Jurisdictions for which a financial and economic background is essential if one wants, as a lawyer, to properly represent the interests of the client in these areas.
Studied at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. There she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Law, followed by her Master’s degree in Corporate Law. She also specializes in Administrative Law.
During her studies she did a corporate counsel internship, and was a member of the Law Faculty Association Rotterdam (JFR) and of the European Law Students Association (ELSA Rotterdam).
(† 10 February 2013) In 2013 we said farewell to our distinguished colleague Johan ‘Johnny’ Winkel. He was a lawyer since 1969. From 1969 to 1972 he worked as a lawyer at the Maduro & Curiel’s Bank. After that he worked as a lawyer at M.C.A. Rojer MBE.
In 1976 he founded his own lawyer’s practice. In 1977, he entered into an association with mr. Knoppel (law firm Winkel & Knoppel). Later in 1979, the association was called Winkel, Knoppel & Soliana.
In 1998 he resigned from the legal profession and settled in Havana, Cuba where he founded Havana Consulting. He was the director of Consulting Havana until his death.
In February 2010 he joined FCW-legal. He was one of the partners of FCW-legal.