Michael Bonapart (Suriname, 1959) is a lawyer and managing partner at Soliana Bonapart & Aardenburg.
He began his career at our office in 1984, which was called Winkel, Knoppel and Soliana at the time. In 1996, he became a member of our partnership. Michael has many years of experience as a lawyer. His practice areas include, in particular, civil law, administrative law, insurance law, telecommunications law, agency and distribution agreements, labor law, litigation and corporate law.
Michael was involved in the expansion of our firm to St. Maarten, Bonaire and Aruba. From 1996 to 1998 he was vice-Dean of the Curaçao Bar Association.
“As a lawyer, you must have an interest in people and society in general. A natural curiosity is also part of this. We are a firm with a rich history. Even today we still adhere to the same principles and values that we had when we were founded, such as loyalty. We value long- term relationships with our clients whom we assist whenever they need us.”
Michael studied Dutch Law at the University of Amsterdam. He speaks Dutch, English and Papiamento.
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