The PwC practice comprises offices in Aruba, Bonaire,
Curacao and St. Maarten, and Grant Thornton already has a
presence in 13 locations across the Caribbean. The expansion
will give the mid-tier firm a strong foothold in a
strategically important market. The Dutch Caribbean is a major
site of tax planning, with financial and trade flows between
the US and the Netherlands.
Managing partner Steve Vanenburg will oversee the
firm’s expansion, alongside four other partners
including Edsel Lopez and Hans Ruiter based in Aruba and Paul
van Vliet and Herbert Beldman based in St. Maarten.