St.Maarten Dutch West Indies

Stomp Lawyers is a young, dynamic law firm based in St.Maarten,Dutch West Indies,that is result oriented and is proud to offer a unique personal service to its clients. The firm offers legal solutions to its local and international clients in all areas of business. Recognised for providing pragmatic and constructive legal advice and, if needed, litigation, the firm is oriented to identify new opportunities for its clients, designing strategies to give an expedited response to any situation in a proactive manner.

Firm members:

Mr. Remco M. Stomp(Attorney Stomp Profile) LL.M: Attorney at Law(UVA Holland)

Mr. Bart Garnaat (associate) : Attorney at Law, Civil Expert, (UVA Holland,Harvard USA)

Mrs. Valisca Joseph, Personal Assistant, Executive Secretary

Our firm handles legal matters in the following practice areas:

  • Business Law (Business Licenses, Offshore etc)
  • Immigration Law (Residence Permits, Work Permits)
  • Criminal Defense (international, extradition, white collar and regular)
  • Administrative Law (all cases vs. the authorities)
  • Naturalization (Passports etc)
Furthermore, we offer services relating to:
  • Civil Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Litigations
  • Maritime Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Media Law
  • Business Valuations
  • Workers Compensation
  • Antitrust Litigations
  • Utilities Laws
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Fraud
  • Banking
  • Creditors Rights
  • Commercial Collections
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Toxic Torts and so on.

Stomp Lawyers is part of an extensive network of associated law firms in the Caribbean, the USA, South America, as well as, Europe and is therefore able to provide it's clients an unsurpassed service that reaches far beyond the borders of the beautiful island of St.Maarten.

Sint Maarten


Sint Maarten(Dutch);: Saint-Martin,(French) is a tropical island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 240 km (150 miles) east of Puerto Rico. The 98 km2 (38 square-mile) island is divided roughly in half between France and the Netherlands; it is the smallest inhabited land mass in the world that is divided between two nations The southern Dutch half is called Sint Maarten and used to be part of part of theNetherlands Antilles; the northern French half is called Saint-Martin and is part of the French overseas region and departement of Guadeloupe. Collectively, the two territories are known as, "St.-Martin/St. Maarten", "St. Martins", or simply, "SXM" (SXM is the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport, the island's main airport).

St.Maarten is at present an autonomous country within the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but received full autonomy in internal affairs in 2010. The Dutch Monarch serves as the head of state through a local Governor General, and a Prime Minister manages the government, heading a unicameral, multi-seat Staten. Dutch is the official language of the islands, but most speak Spanish, English(St.Maarten, Saba, Statia) or Papiamento, a dialect that combines Spanish, Portuguese, English and Dutch.The Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands consists of The Netherlands(Europe), St.Maarten, Aruba and Curacao and the Netherlands BES Islands(Bonaire, St.Eustatius and Saba). Although the various entities(BES exluded)are autonomous, foreign affairs and defense remain in the hands of the Kingdom. However, since St.Maarten and Curacao have become an autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands in 2010 the Netherlands Antilles as a country does no longer exist!

The laws between the various entities are similar , but special laws are in place for the various countries and BES islands.

St.Maarten is known for it's beauty. It's airport and harbour facilities belong to the regions finest. Due to a liberal fiscal policy St.Maarten enjoys a vibrant economy. Various daily non-stop flights from the US, Europe and South America makes the island one of the principle hubs in the Eastern Caribbean.


Stomp Lawyers is one of the very few law offices specialized in immigration law. 
We are your one stop shop for residency and investment in business and real estate, for yourself, family ,business partners. Come live in paradise. Immigration regulations on  St.Maarten are changing on a regular basis .
All immigration related matters are handled by our firm, resident permits, workpermits etc. Immigration procedures on island can be long and complicated we can assist with all formalities required.
Incorporation of your onshore and offshore businesses,assistance with all related matters like, but not limited to,banking, accountancy and tax advise.
US Citizens profit from most favoured nation status and should contact us if they want to invest or desire a resident permit.
St.Maarten is the best connected hub in the northern Caribbean. Many daily flights to the US, Europe and Latin America. No import duties. Best (French, Thai, Indian, Argentinian,etc) restaurants, supermarkets and wholesellers. French hospital. Biggest Marina and related maritime businesses. Great public and private schools. 37 white beaches. Cosmopolitan and multicultural. Business and pleasure oriented.



Stomp Lawyers has special expertise in all matters regarding real estate.If you would like to buy, rent, or sell real estate please let us know. Through our affiliated real estate company we can provide you with a unique one stop service.

This service entitles you for example to free legal assistance in case you decide to buy or sell through us (special conditions apply). Please contact us for additional information.



Welfare Road 119 H, SIMPSON BAY, St Maarten DWI

Telephone: +1721 544-3533 Fax: +1721 544-3532 E-Mail:

(First Floor). Right opposite the famous Boathouse Restaurant.