His focus is on estate planning, nationally as well as internationally, and governance and transfers of family businesses and other family property.

Pieter is a member of the Dutch State Commission for International Private Law, the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP). Pieter is the author of various publications in the field of estate and succession planning, one of which is the first book on estate planning in the Netherlands in 1994. He regularly lectures at seminars in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Civil law and company law, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 1987
Notarial law, Rijks Universiteit Leiden, 1988

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Pieter Van Onzenoort is "a notary that is focused on estate planning," says one peer. He regularly advises high net worth clients on a range of issues, including family business planning and family governance issues. An impressed source says: "Pieter can deal with the family aspects and personal aspects that are most challenging for clients. He stands out for his depth of expertise on these clients' matters."
Chambers HNW (2022)
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Pieter Van Onzenoort is a highly regarded notary who often advises high net worth clients on estate planning matters. "His strength is his knowledge of the law of succession and matrimonial succession," states a source. Another source says: "He has huge expertise in this field and he is not afraid to take a position, even if this is not generally supported." An interviewee remarks: "He is a very strong lawyer, he has fantastic knowledge of private client matters. He is nice to work with and technically excellent."
Chambers HNW (2021)
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