Sophie van Lint

Sophie van Lint is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in the Dutch Caribbean on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sophie directly using the contact details listed above.

Sophie assisted the Island Territory of Bonaire on adjusting, supplementing or converting all local legislation due to the constitutional changes in 2010. Furthermore, she assists clients in the field of Hospitality & Leisure, such as hotels and hotel chains.

Before she joined VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, Sophie worked as a general manager of a hotel in Saba for two years. Based on this experience she understands the challenges that entrepreneurs in this sector are confronted with. She advises them on employee and real estate issues.

Also in this sector Sophie assists in legislative processes, such as the new legislation for all-inclusive accommodation on Aruba that will come into effect in 2016.

Sophie obtained a masters degree in private law at the University of Tilburg in 2005. Before she moved to the Dutch Caribbean, she worked as a clerk at the court in Dordrecht. From 2013 to 2016 Sophie was Secretary of the Bonaire Bar Association.

Corporate Responsibility:

We are aware of the corporate social responsibility that our position as the largest law firm in the Dutch Caribbean entails. Our employees, our clients and the local communities in which we work, value the socially responsible manner in which we drive our business.

For example, in 2011 we were appointed the most female friendly organisation in Curaçao. Our Excellence Program – which matches talents with competencies and thus enables targeted development of our employees – shows that we strive for the best when it concerns our human resources as well.

We support underprivileged groups in various ways. We donate to different charities and offer pro bono legal services to non-profit organisations. This way, our firm supports the development of education, social education and culture in the Dutch Caribbean region. When we sponsor events or other initiatives, we focus on the development of the local youth and on sustainability.

Gary Matser

Gary Matser is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in the Dutch Caribbean on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gary directly using the contact details listed above.

Gary is an experienced Managing Director / Non-Executive Board member with a rich family history rooted in the islands and Europe.

Born and raised in Sint Maarten by parents of a diverse background and educated in the Netherlands. Gary has a demonstrated history of over 20 years in various fields.

Gary has been working in the Caribbean part of the Dutch Kingdom specialising in accounting, tax consulting, aviation & development. He has been a board member in various corporations and organisations where he has brought his brand of achieving goals.

Having successfully overseen planning, development and completion of corporate reorganisations and capital projects ranging from, the first Community Centre on St. Maarten to one of the largest aviation investment projects in the North-eastern Caribbean.

Firm Overview:

SENTINEL Accountants & Consultants is a medium-sized accounting, tax consulting and advisory firm established on St. Maarten in 1998.

Sentinel provides a wide range of services to businesses ranging from family businesses to Fortune 500 companies in sectors of hospitality, aviation, trade, development, logistics and education, amongst others.

Based on our formula of education, experience, network and personal backgrounds we are certain that we can assist clients in achieving their goals.