Tjarda Tazelaar

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Tjarda Tazelaar


Tjarda is an expert in corporate law and the head of our M&A team. He specializes in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings.

Tjarda advises corporations, financial institutions and investors in a variety of market sectors on domestic and cross-border transactions and restructurings. He also has extensive expertise in commercial contracting, corporate governance, and management participations.

Foreign investors regularly ask Tjarda to advise them on investing into or doing business on the Dutch Caribbean islands. He has unique experience with privatizations in both Curaçao and St. Maarten.

Before Tjarda joined VANEPS in 2018, he worked for nine years as an M&A lawyer at Amsterdam based law firm Van Doorne, an internationally recognized leading Dutch law firm. With his broad transactional experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local markets, Tjarda provides the quality and expertise required for complex corporate transactions involving our jurisdictions. He is highly appreciated by clients for his responsiveness and his pragmatic and business-minded approach.

Tjarda studied Dutch law at Utrecht University, majoring in corporate law. In 2015 he successfully completed the post-graduate specialist course ‘Mergers & Acquisitions: law, finance and skills’ at the VU Law Academy of the VU University in Amsterdam. He is qualified as a lawyer both in the Dutch Caribbean and the Netherlands.

Related activities:

  • Is registered to the following legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal area(s): Corporate Law
  • Board member of the Curaçao International Financial Services Association (CIFA).

Dutch Bar Registry

Tjarda has registered the following principal legal practice areas in the Netherlands Bar’s register of legal practice areas (rechtsgebiedenregister): Corporate Law

Based on this registration, he/she is required to obtain ten training credits per calendar year in each registered principal legal practice area in accordance with the standards set by the Netherlands Bar.

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