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Directors' Liability Chronicle 2022: Trends and Developments

In recent years, directors of national and international companies have been increasingly confronted with liability claims and legal proceedings. Directors are being held accountable more swiftly and frequently for the responsibilities they bear. This trend is being amplified by society’s growing focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) aspects, along…


Stek welcomes Niki Rossing and Tobias Kok

We are delighted to announce that Niki Rossing and Tobias Kok joined Stek. Niki strengthens our Finance group as an associate. She focusses on financing transactions, including project finance, acquisition finance and general corporate lending. Prior to joining Stek Niki worked as an associate at Allen &…


Combatting high energy prices in the Netherlands

The war in Ukraine has created a unique situation in the international energy market. To combat rising energy prices, the Dutch government plans to implement a temporary and generic price cap for electricity and gas for small consumers as of 1 January 2023. In short, the energy price cap entails…


Stek brings damages action against Google on behalf of publishers

Stek will bring a damages action in the Netherlands (covering the EEA) on behalf of publishers that have suffered harm as a result of Google’s anti-competitive conduct in the market for digital advertisement. As established in 2021 by the French Competition Authority, Google abused its dominant position…


Claim vehicles, come to the Netherlands?!

On 27 July 2022, the District Court of Amsterdam (the Court) rendered another interesting (interim) judgment in the follow-on damages proceedings related to the so-called ‘trucks cartel’. These proceedings were initiated by several parties seeking compensation for damages against various truck manufacturers. After the…


Summer update SDE++ subsidy scheme: 2022 and beyond

In the Netherlands, producers of renewable energy or carbon-reducing technologies can apply for a subsidy on the basis of the Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production and Climate Transition subsidy scheme. This subsidy scheme is a crucial instrument to achieve the Dutch government’s climate goals. In this ILO…


EU General Court approves new European Commission policy on below-threshold merger notifications

On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (Commission) published new Guidance on the application of the referral mechanism set out in Article 22 of the Merger Regulation to certain categories of cases (the Guidance), see also our previous blog. Through the new Guidance, the Commission encourages Member States…


Foreign direct investment screening in the Netherlands – FAQ

Much like in other EU Member States, Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) screening has become a hot topic in the Netherlands. Although the Netherlands has FDI-like rules for certain specific sectors, general FDI legislation is not yet in place. However, this is about to change: On 17 May 2022, Dutch Senate adopted…


Stek in Chambers Global 2022

In the 2022 edition of the authoritative directory Chambers Global Stek is again recommended for its practice areas that are listed in that guide. The following lawyers are listed as “Leaders in their Field”: Banking & Finance: Frans Haak, Sharon Kaufmann, Herman Wamelink; Corporate/M&A Mid-Market: Eelco Bijkerk,…

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