SMS Attorneys at Law joins IR as the exclusive Corporate Law Member in Curaçao.
Published 08 Apr, 2015
Partner - SMS Attorneys at Law
Banking and Financial law
Mirto studied Dutch Law (University of Amsterdam) and started practicing law as an attorney at law in 1996 in the (former) Netherlands Antilles. He differentiates himself from others by creative thinking ‘outside of the box’ within the legal boundaries.
At the age of 33 he became the youngest ever President of the Bar Association in Curaçao a position he held from 2001 to 2005. He initiated and was the main editor of the authoritative “The Parliamentary History of the (new) Civil Code of the Netherlands Antilles” and is also the Editor in Chief of the prestigious law journal Caribisch Juristenblad [formerly: Tijdschrift voor Antilliaans Recht TAR-Justicia]. Together with friend and colleague K. Frielink Mirto published ‘Twee Curacaose Meesters’. Mirto regularly publishes legal articles and legal notes in several Law Journals and magazines.
Mirto is an avid reader who even in his youngest years read everything that contained words, like list of ingredients on canned goods to warnings on cleaning products and even dictionaries. This later aided him enormously with the reading of legal works and keeping up to date with the jurisprudence. Reading is still one of his hobby’s and apart from the mandatory legal literature Mirto can often be found engaged with up to four books at the same time.
Our versatile team consists of dedicated and experienced lawyers. Together we are able to offer and provide for a wide range of expert legal services. We maintain high standards of quality for our clients and for ourselves, meaning SMS Attorneys at Law has only professionals to serve you.
Our lawyers are all members of the Bar Association of Curaçao and licensed to practice in the Court of First Instance and the Joint Court of Appeal of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (the former Joint Court of Appeal of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba).
We are associated with Spong Attorneys at Law based in Amsterdam and Haarlem, The Netherlands. Gerard Spong is an internationally renowned top level lawyer and was elected best criminal litigator of the year by his colleagues for several consecutive years.
In the international rankings 2014 published by Chambers & Partners, SMS Attorneys at Law was mentioned based on the expertise and diversity of clients both local and international.
Mirto F. Murray was one of the recommended individual lawyers on Curaçao mentioned by Chambers & Partners for his professional client service and his extensive knowledge of the local market.