the oldest, largest and most prestigious law firm in Suriname.

Advocatenkantoor Lim A Po has been established in 1937.
We have been consistently listed in Chambers & Partners Rankings as the first ranked firm for Suriname. The firm is well known for being the first port of entry for potential foreign investors who intend to make investments or perform business activities in Suriname. Through the years, we have been involved in a substantial part of the major business transactions in Suriname, including the on- and offshore oil and gas industry.
In addition, we directly service transborder transactions relative to CARICOM Member States, the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, or the Netherlands; in the process we work closely with reputable external expertise on an assignment basis.
We are a full service law firm attending to our clients, who include some of the world's prominent institutions and organizations, as well as NGO's and private persons, and reputable local companies and government bodies.
We are a member of the World Services Group, and a Leading Associate for Brandstock's exclusive Alliance of Leading Associates.



  • Joint Ventures: Introductory Thoughts

    This presentation was delivered at the SEOGS Networks, 1-2 February 2023 An Online Business Matching Event, hosted by Staatsolie by Hans Lim A Po, Jr.

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  • Professor Marc Loth Lecture

    As part of our 80th celebratory anniversary year, Professor Marc Loth of the Tilburg Law School gave an eloquent, very interesting, and important lecture on November 14, 2018, about the possibilities and limitations of liability law to address historical injustice

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  • Professor Maurice Adams Lecture

    As part of our 80th celebratory anniversary year, Professor Maurice Adams of the Tilburg Law School (Tilburg University) gave a lecture about checks and balances in the democratic states ascribing to the rule of law, focusing on the relationship between case law and politics in the 21st century.

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Corporate Law and Litigation

  • Broad variety civil law proceedings
  • Claims and contract disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Regulatory matters
  • Sale and Purchase of aircraft
  • Registration of aircraft
  • Finance and lease of aircraft
  • Insurance of aircraft
  • Settlement of insurance claims
  • E-commerce
  • Liberalisation of the telecom market
  • Joint ventures

banking, finance, insurance & corporate

  • Regulatory matters
  • Financial instruments and products
  • Structure of banking and financial transactions
  • Securities
  • Project Finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory matters
  • Mining and Refinery
  • Exploration and exploitation rights
  • Third-party rights
  • Indigeneous rights
  • Environmental and community studies
  • Joint Ventures
  • Oil and gas, bauxite and gold

Trademarks and Intellectual Property

  • License Agreements
  • Intellectual Property infringement litigation
  • Trademark registrations
  • Franchise developments