LAW FIRM ESSED & SOHANSINGH N.V.

“A LEGAL THINK TANK”

“A RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT LAW FIRM IN SURINAME”

OUR LAW FIRM

The Law Firm Essed & Sohansingh was established on December 02, 1994 by Hugo Essed and Rani Sohansingh. From the start they have dedicated themselves to have the law firm become a legal think tank with several specialized lawyers, who are reliable, proactive and who provide efficient customer services.

OUR VISION

Justice and Truth will set us free

The concept of “Free” appeals to a just society where both justice and the truth are considered to be interrelated. The law is the basis to solve legal problems. However, social, cultural and economic factors may also contribute to a solution of the legal problem, which is just and acceptable for the client.

OUR MISSION

Reliable legal services

Our office stands for reliable legal services, which are strictly confidential, high-quality, solution-oriented and affordable.

OUR TEAM OF LAWYERS

Hugo Essed

Rani Sohansingh

Prema Sohansingh

Fareisa BLOKLAND

Wandana RAMLAL

EMPLOYEES

                 Our Lawyers are supported administratively, organizationally and logistically by legal and 10 other employees.

SERVICES

Confidentiality

Our lawyers are not only bound by the duty of confidentiality as laid down in the Counsel Act, but our lawyers and all our other employees are also bound by strict rules on confidentiality by contract. Our clients must be assured of absolute confidentiality of the information entrusted to our lawyers, also after termination of the legal services.

Our professional ethics

Bearing in mind our vision, within the framework of the Counsel Act and the Rules of Honor for Lawyers, our firm has developed clear professional ethics with the following core values: reliability, accessibility, quality, understanding of the interests involved, solution-oriented, sound pragmatism, teamwork and commitment.

Intake

After a request for legal assistance an interview follows, during which the lawyer collects all information relevant to assess the request, and determines the precise requirement on the part of the client. The information collected, is then analyzed and legally assessed by a team of lawyers. The client is informed as soon as possible of the findings of the team and gets specific advice from the lawyer. If the client agrees with the recommended steps and the proposed fee, a services agreement is entered into between our office and the client. In urgent cases the intake and the discussion of the advice to the client take place on the same day.

Solution-oriented

Legal problems are commonly related to social, cultural and economic factors. Hence we ensure that legal problems are not juridified, in other words, are considered outside their social context. Although we are trained to perform lawsuits, our advice may sometimes be not to litigate, but to arrive at an acceptable solution e.g. through mediation, binding advice or a settlement.

Special facilities

A modern law firm requires a number of special facilities. Our office is centrally located in Paramaribo and has a 300 m2 protected parking lot. For our services our office makes use of a modern computer program and fixed administrative procedures. Our clients can be given access to the state of affairs at any time, the costs incurred for the services and the funds collected for our clients. Such funds are deposited into segregated trust accounts, which have been transferred to legal entities especially established for this purpose. Our lawyers are insured against professional negligence, so that unforeseen damage on that account is covered. The general terms and conditions apply to our services.

SPECIALTIES

In order to offer high quality services, since the establishment of our office in 1992 our lawyers have focused on acquiring specialized knowledge in subareas of civil law. These areas include:

 

  • Business law
  • Business licenses
  • Company law
  • Construction Law
  • Debt collection
  • Family law
  • Financial law
  • Foundation law
  • Inheritance law
  • Insurance law
  • International financing
  • Labour law
  • Law of obligations
  • Legislative skills
  • Mining law
  • Oil & Gas Laws
  • Social insurance
  • Telecommunications law
  • Tenancy law
  • Transport law (sea and air)
  • Treaties
  • Union Laws

OUR CLIENTS

Our clients include individual citizens who need legal assistance, up to multinational companies in Suriname, the Caribbean, South and North America and Europe, including banks, oil companies, shipping companies, insurance syndicates and international producers of goods and services. However, the majority of our clients consists of Surinamese enterprises and natural persons who have entrusted their legal interests to our office. Through a subscription to our services they are among our many regular clients for whom our lawyers are available at any time.

AFFORDABLE RATES

Our firm has a yearly fixed price list based on which a fee is agreed with our clients in advance. Depending on the type of service a fixed fee or an hourly rate is charged. Clients, who subscribe to our legal services, are eligible for significant discounts.

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