Michiel van Schooten

Michiel van Schooten

lawyer, partner

Michiel van Schooten specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, management buy outs and buy ins as well as structuring for all kinds of collaborative agreements. In addition, Michiel handles litigation in matters of company law and he gives advice in disputes concerning shareholders.


Michiel joined Lexence in 1998. Between 2008 and 2011 he was executive board member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide. Before joining Lexence he worked for Baker & McKenzie and Houthoff Buruma (Amsterdam and London). Michiel read Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam and was admitted to the Bar in 1989.


Michiel is president of the Board of Directors of the Compagnie theatre and is board member of the Willem Meindert de Hoop foundation and the Remé Art foundation.

Top 100 M&A Lawyers
Fourth position as regards the number of transactions advised on in 2015 (twenty qualifying transactions) and third position in 2014 (nine qualifying transactions).
International listings
Chambers Global (2016) ranked Michiel van Schooten for Corporate/M&A. 
Chambers Europe: 'Michiel van Schooten's broad practice includes advising clients on corporate transactions and shareholder disputes. He has experienced in the TMT sector, recently assisting majority shareholder Jan Willem van Dijk with the sale of Into Telecom to Foreman Capital and management. He is praised by sources as an "expert M&A lawyer and a pleasant person to work with.' 'Michiel van Schooten focuses principally on M&A transactions, in addition to buyouts and buy-ins. He has particular expertise in the media, telecommunications and technology sectors, and clients say he is "a pragmatic deal maker, fast, intelligent, experienced and a pleasure to work with."' (2016). 
'Michiel van Schooten has a great understanding of how we work and what we like; he is also very responsive' (2015). 
'Michiel van Schooten of Lexence's practice covers M&A, private equity and MBO's. Sources commend him for his ability to understand clients needs' (2013). 
Legal 500: Michiel van Schooten is ‘hands-on and practical’ (2016).
'Michiel has particular experience in TMT sector transactions' (2014).
'Michiel van Schooten can be tough but also knows when to strike a deal' (2013).