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    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.

    Rankings & Awards

    • Band 1 ranking in Chambers Europe 2019, 2018, 2017 & Chambers Global 2019, 2018, 2017 (Netherlands, Corporate M/A)
    • Best M&A lawyer (Gouden Zandloper) Netherlands, 2019, 2017
    • Dealmaker of the Year, OverFusies League Tables 2018
    • Number 1 ranking in M&A deals Netherlands 2018 (both Volume and Value)
    • Nominated as Best M&A Lawyer by M&A Awards 2018
    Mergers & Acquisitions Private Equity Onno Boerstra Onno specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and buyouts, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and corporate governance. Several independent,


    Recommended Lawyer - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Retail; Private Equity

    "Onno Boerstra specialises in advising management boards on M&A and leveraged buyouts, and is lauded for his "top notch" expertise in this area. He also assists with transactions in the private equity sector. Clients note that he is 'experienced, trustworthy and likeable'" - Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2019, Band 1, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market; Private Equity

    "Leading Lawyer - Highly regarded." - IFLR1000 2019, 2018, 2017, M&A, Private Equity, Financial Service 

    "Recommended Lawyer." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Private Equity, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Industry Focus: Retail 

    "Good listener." - Chambers Global, Chambers Europe 2018,  Private Equity 

    "Down-to-earth." - Chambers Global, Chambers Europe 2018, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

    "Experienced, flexible and dedicated." - Chambers Global, Chambers Europe 2018, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market 

    "The ‘excellent’ seven-partner practice at Van Doorne is headed by Onno Boerstra." - The Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Private equity

    "He understands private equity very well, and the process of a transaction. He is realistic about what can be accomplished, knows how to play the game, and is not afraid to get tough on the opposition." - Chambers Europe 2017, Private equity

    "The group provides 'a full offering of M&A-related legal services and a highly experienced team'" - The Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Commercial, Corporate and M&A