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  Clearly, a distinct advantage of doing business in Curaçao is the fact that you are operating in a safe legal environment where the rule of law applies. Ultimate recourse rests with the ability to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in The Hague. This is the ultimate judicial body and retains the final word on all legal decisions.

Locally, legal authority is exercised by the Court of First Instance and by the Joint High Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The Chief Justice of the Joint High Court of Justice, its members (a maximum of 22) and the Attorney General of the Netherlands Antilles and of Aruba are all appointed for life by the Dutch monarch, after consultation with the Governments of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.

The Court of First Instance sits on all the individual islands, and each individual judge is also a member of the Joint High Court of Justice of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. The difference between the two levels of Court is that the Court of First Instance has only one judge ruling over the Court, while in the Joint High Court of Appeals for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba there are three judges that sit together to consider appeals.