Onno Boerstra

Partner, Lawyer

Onno specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and buyouts, management participations and joint ventures. Several independent, international surveys have specifically recommended Onno in these areas.

Empowerment. Quality-conscious. Internationally renowned. Analytical.

Onno represents various Dutch and foreign companies, private equity funds and other investors, mainly in cross-border transactions. He also frequently acts for management teams in buy-outs.

Onno has a broad managerial experience as well. He was managing partner at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne in Curaçao, where he was responsible for managing and reorganizing the Curaçao and Aruban offices. Onno likewise served as the managing partner at Van Doorne’s Amsterdam office from 2007 to 2010.

Legal Directories

The Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2015 Van Doorne   Ranked In Chambers Europe 2015 Leading Individual Van Doorne   Ranked In Chambers Global 2015 Leading Individual Van Doorne


  • "Corporate specialist Onno Boerstra manages cross-border M&A, as well as transactions with private equity elements." Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (2016)

  • "Leading Lawyer" IFLR1000 (2016, 2015, 2014) – Corporate and M&A

  • "The firm is excellent value for money; we have had a great experience." Chambers Europe, Private Equity (2015)

  • "The team offers the quality you could expect from a renowned international firm. It is loyal and hard-working, really identifies with us and is interested in our business." Chambers Europe, Corporate and M&A (2015)

  • "Van Doorne has great in-depth knowledge and is truly committed to its clients." Chambers Europe, Corporate and M&A (2015)

  • "Respected team with a comprehensive offering, including private equity, corporate governance, M&A and privatisations. Stands out for its extensive experience of the healthcare, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors." Chambers Europe, Corporate and M&A (2015)

  • "He has incredible expertise in the field of private equity." Chambers Europe, Private Equity (2015)

  • "A reliable adviser. He is an original thinker and he dares you to be too.", Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A (2015)

  • "Recommended." Legal 500 EMEA. Corporate and M&A, Private equity (2015, 2014)

  • "Leader in the Field" Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Chambers Europe (2015, 2014)

  • "Broad private equity practice, which is best known for representing management in transactions. Niche expertise in the growing healthcare sector and advising on restructuring of private equity portfolios." Chambers Europe, Private Equity (2014)

  • "The lawyers are really proactive and think about your business." Chambers Europe, Private Equity (2014)

  • "Particularly active in the mid-market, focusing on M&A, MBOs, private equity and joint ventures. Additional corporate governance expertise. Strong referral practice acting on the Dutch side of international deals." Chambers Europe, Corporate and M&A (2014)

  • "Great communication skills and hard-working individuals - the lawyers delivered what they said they would." Chambers Europe, Corporate and M&A (2014)

  • “Onno Boerstra heads the practice and is noted for his skills in private equity."

  • Chambers Europe, Corporate/M&A (2013)

  • "The firm's most active partner is department head Onno Boerstra who is also recognised in the wider market." IFLR, Mergers and Acquisitions (2013)

  • "A true, trusted adviser." Chambers Europe and Chambers Global (2013) - Private Equity

  • "Practice head Onno Boerstra is likeable, adaptable and creative and takes care of clients very well." Chambers Europe, Private Equity (2012)

  • "A very strong negotiator." Legal 500 EMEA (2012) - Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

  • "Leading Lawyer." IFLR1000 (2012) - Mergers and Acquisitions

  • "Onno Boerstra is an established practitioner with extensive experience of cross-border issues." Chambers Global (2011) - Corporate/M&A

  • "Onno Boerstra has a lot of experience in M&A, and a strong personality that helps to achieve breakthroughs in negotiations." Legal 500 EMEA (2011) - Private Equity

  • "Receives praise for his work as a 'classic takeover lawyer'." Chambers Global (2010) - Corporate/M&A

  • "Onno Boerstra is an outstanding lawyer, very analytical." IFLR1000 (2010) - Mergers and Acquisitions

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