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Stek advises ABN AMRO Participaties on acquisition of majority stake in MPS

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Tom van den Bosch

Stek has advised ABN AMRO Participaties on its acquisition of a majority of the shares in MPS, a global provider of high-end print solutions, including labels and flexible packaging materials for the food, beverage and medical industries. ABN AMRO Participaties acquired the shares in MPS from Braver Investments B.V., Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost NL B.V. and the founders […]

Stek advises all shareholders in Lagerwey Group B.V. in the sale of Lagerwey to the German wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON

Lawyers:
Dierik Cras
Malu Dijkstra

Lagerwey is a Dutch designer and manufacturer of direct drive wind turbines, most of which in house. The company has been delivering sustainable wind energy since 1979. ENERCON is a leading international wind turbine manufacturer based in Aurich, Germany and operates in more than 30 countries. With this strategic investment in Lagerwey, ENERCON strengthens its portfolio […]

Stek represents Stedin in the auction sale of Joulz Energy Solutions to Visser & Smit Hanab

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Reijnoud Homveld
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek represented Stedin Group with respect to the auction sale of Joulz Energy Solutions (JES). It is planned that in the third quarter of 2018 the legal ownership of JES will transfer to Visser & Smit Hanab, a subsidiary of Royal VolkerWessels Group. JES is a specialist in complex medium and high-voltage applications.
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Stek successful for Liander with respect to objections VEWM against transportation tariffs electricity 2018

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented distribution company Liander in the objections procedure initiated by VEMW (the Association for Energy, Environment and Water) against the decision of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) setting the electricity connection and transportation tariffs of Liander for 2018.
By decision of 25 May 2018 ACM ruled the objections of VEMW partly […]

Stek welcomes Gwenn Korteweg

Lawyer:
Gwenn Korteweg

We are pleased to announce that Gwenn Korteweg joined Stek as an associate in our Corporate group. Gwenn advises private equity firms, corporates and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate law issues. Before she joined Stek in May 2018, Gwenn was an associate in the Corporate M&A group and the Capital Markets […]

Stek welcomes Katinka van den Brink

Lawyer:
Katinka van den Brink

We are pleased to announce that Katinka van den Brink joined Stek as an associate in our Finance group. Katinka is specialised in finance, securities, restructuring and insolvency. Before she joined Stek in May 2018, Katinka was an associate in the Financial Markets group of Houthoff for 5.5 years. Welcome Katinka!

Stek advises Egeria and its portfolio company Ilionx on the acquisition of a majority stake in QNH

Lawyers:
Julie van der Touw
Vincent van der Gaag
Herman Wamelink
Mattijs Baneke
Paulien Boiten
Ruben Elkerbout
Ruben Tros

Stek advises Egeria and its portfolio company Ilionx on the acquisition of a majority interest in QNH, a Netherlands-based company that specialises in IT business integration. QNH helps organizations to adjust and improve their business operations through the use of smart IT solutions. The company employs 470 people in Dutch offices in Amsterdam, Maastricht, Groningen, Eindhoven […]

Legal 500 2018: Again praise for Stek

Lawyers:
Eelco Bijkerk
Martha Brinkman
Dierik Cras
Stephanie Dielemans
Ruben Elkerbout
Maarten van der Graaf
Frans Haak
Jan Bart van de Hel
Reijnoud Homveld
Jan Erik Janssen
Sharon Kaufmann
Laetitia Kunst
Gerben Smit
Jeroen Timmermans
Herman Wamelink

After the nice rankings and words in Chambers Europe 2018 (click here for the news release of 8 March 2018) clients and peers are also full of praise for Stek in the 2018 edition of the prestigious legal directory Legal 500. Stek has again been ranked for all its practice areas and a large […]

Stek succesful for Liander in dispute with Notos Wind

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

Stek has successfully represented grid operator Liander in a dispute before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) pursuant to a complaint submitted by Notos Wind. Notos Wind argued that it has the right to a connection of more than 2 MVA to the local distribution grid. Liander has explained that connections of more than 2 […]

Stek contributed to the “International Comparative Legal Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018”

Lawyers:
Gerben Smit
Max Hetterscheidt

Together with other leading law firms across the globe we have contributed to the “International Comparative Legal Guide to the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2018.” This guide comprises 2 general chapters and 36 country reports. Our chapter provides a practical cross-border insight into the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in the Netherlands. Please click […]

Blog: The NCC is set to raise the Netherlands’ profile

Lawyers:
Jan Bart van de Hel
Marie-Claire Leijten

On 8 March 2018 the Dutch House of Representatives adopted a bill pertaining to the establishment of the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC). This special chamber of the Amsterdam District Court and Amsterdam Court of Appeal will specialise in hearing extensive trade disputes with an international aspect, using English as the working language. All political parties voted […]

Stek advises management of Portiva on the investment by Green Park Investment Partners

Lawyer:
Ruben Tros

Stek advises management of Portiva on the investment by Green Park Investment Partners. Portiva is an IT consultancy company with a strong focus on Microsoft Productivity solutions. Portiva employs 65 specialists who advises large corporate customers in Europe on their digital transformation. Originally Belgian based Green Park Investment Partners does it second deal in the Netherlands […]

Chambers 2018: Praise for Stek

Lawyers:
Eelco Bijkerk
Martha Brinkman
Ruben Elkerbout
Maarten van der Graaf
Frans Haak
Reijnoud Homveld
Jan Erik Janssen
Sharon Kaufmann
Laetitia Kunst
Gerben Smit
Jasper Stek
Herman Wamelink
Jeroen Timmermans

In the 2018 edition of the authoritative directory Chambers Europe clients are full of praise for Stek: “Their industry knowledge is excellent and the advice is always appropriate, to-the-point, practical and thorough”. Stek is described as “great value for money” and praised for its collaborative approach with our clients (“so co-operative that they become a part […]

Stek welcomes Tom van den Bosch

Lawyer:
Tom van den Bosch

We are pleased to announce that Tom van den Bosch ‎joined Stek as an associate in our Corporate group. Tom advises corporates, private equity firms and financial institutions on mergers and acquisition, joint ventures and general corporate law issues. Before he joined Stek, Tom was an associate in the corporate department of AKD. Welcome Tom!

Stek prevails for Eneco in appeal of easyEnergy before the Board of Appeal of the Dutch Advertising Code Authority

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented energy supplier Eneco in the appeal of easyEnergy before the Board of Appeal of the Dutch Advertising Code Authority. By decision of 22 February 2018 the Board of Appeal found the appeal of easyEnergy wholly unfounded and upheld the decision of the Advertising Code Committee of 22 December 2017 in which the […]

Stek advises Clondalkin with the sale of part of its packaging activities to Schur Flexibles

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Vincent van der Gaag

Stek advises Clondalkin, part of private equity firm Egeria in the sale of Cats Flexible Packaging, Hänsel and Nimax to Schur Flexibles. Cats Flexible Packaging and Hänsel are specialized producers of packaging solutions for premium confectionary with locations in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Freital (Germany). Nimax is focused on innovative paper based solutions in the tobacco […]

Stek welcomes Max Hetterscheidt

Lawyer:
Max Hetterscheidt

We are pleased to announce that Max Hetterscheidt joined Stek as a senior associate in our Dispute Resolution group. Max is an expert in corporate and commercial Litigation & Arbitration. He regularly represents clients in cross border (arbitral) proceedings. Prior to joining Stek in February 2018, Max worked at Allen & Overy and Houthoff for 6.5 […]

Stek welcomes Julie van der Touw

We are delighted to announce that Julie van der Touw joined Stek as an associate in our Finance group, specialising in finance, restructuring and insolvency. Julie advises financial institutions and corporates in financial transactions and regularly works with international law firms on cross-border financings. Prior to joining Stek, Julie worked at CMS. Welcome Julie!

Stek advises BNG Bank on the financing of Iederzon

Lawyers:
Sharon Kaufmann
Bianca Mwangi

Housing corporation Ymere will green at least 8,500 rental homes in Amsterdam with solar panels and LED lighting. For this purpose, Ymere has made its roofs available to Iederzon. Iederzon has attracted financing for this project from BNG Bank as senior financier and from the municipality of Amsterdam and two crowdfund platforms, Zonnepanelendelen and Greencrowd, as […]

Stek welcomes Fleur Vlassak

Lawyer:
Fleur Vlassak

We are delighted to announce that Fleur Vlassak joined Stek as an associate in our Corporate group. Fleur advises private equity firms, corporates and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate law issues. She regularly works with international law firms on cross-border transactions. Welcome Fleur!

Stek successful for Eneco in complaint against easyEnergy before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Martha Brinkman

Stek has successfully represented Eneco in a complaints procedure before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. The complaint was directed against the advertising by easyEnergy. By decision of 22 December 2017 the Advertising Code Committee ruled that the advertising of easyEnergy is misleading and violates the Dutch Advertising Code and has advised easyEnergy to no longer advertise […]

Stek welcomes Linde Bremmer

Lawyer:
Linde Bremmer

We are delighted to announce that Linde Bremmer joined Stek as a senior associate in our Competition & Regulated Markets group.
Prior to joining Stek in 2017, Linde worked for six years at AKD and CMS Brussels. Linde litigates and advises on European and Dutch competition law, public procurement and sector-specific regulation. Welcome Linde!

Stek advises in the sale of Elementis Specialty chemicals

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Michaël Rijnja
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke

Stek advises Elementis PLC (LON:ELM) in the sale of Elementis Specialties Netherlands BV to Swiss chemicals company Kolb Distribution, belonging to the Malaysian KLK group. Elementis Specialties has a plant in Delden, the Netherlands which employs 200 persons and manufactures surfactants and other specialty chemicals. The sale is subject to works council consultation and merger clearance. […]

Ruben Tros to become partner at Stek on 1 January 2018

Lawyer:
Ruben Tros

We are proud to announce that Ruben Tros has been appointed partner in our corporate practice group. Having worked as an M&A lawyer for years, Ruben has extensive experience in advising mainly private equity investors and corporates on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and management participations. Clients see Ruben Tros as an enterprising and service-oriented lawyer who […]

Stek shortlisted in multiple categories for M&A Awards 2017

Stek has been shortlisted in multiple nominations for the upcoming M&A Awards 2017. Following its nomination in 2016, Stek has again been nominated Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique. In addition, Frans Haak has been nominated Best Banking and Finance Lawyer and Michaël Rijnja has been nominated Best Young Talent M&A. Click here to vote […]

Stek assists Afvalfonds Verpakkingen and AEB Amsterdam with innovative partnership

Lawyers:
Eva van Hees
Reijnoud Homveld
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has assisted Afvalfonds Verpakkingen, the packaging waste fund of producers and importers, and AEB Amsterdam, the waste solutions provider, in devising their innovative co-operation. The long-term co-operation consists of a partnership for the post-separation of plastic packaging waste that is unique in the Dutch market. In this process Stek has worked closely and pleasantly with […]

Stek advises Standard Investment on financing of acquisition of Riedel

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Guy Pegels
Bart-Jan Heijnen

Stek has advised Standard Investment on the financing of its acquisition of Riedel from dairy company FrieslandCampina. The senior financing is arranged by Rabobank and ING Bank and the mezzanine financing by Dutch Mezzanine Fund. Riedel has developed itself to become market leader in long-life and refrigerated fruit juices and fruit drinks. Press here […]

Stek represents Transavia before the General Court

Lawyers:
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke

Stek has represented Transavia in a hearing before the General Court of the European Union in a state aid case relating to Transavia’s activities at Pau Airport in France. In October 2015 Transavia lodged an appeal against a European Commission decision, by which the Commission ordered France to recoup illegal state aid from Transavia that was […]

Stek advises the Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund and Titan LNG on the financing of Europe’s first LNG bunkering pontoon

Lawyers:
Herman Wamelink
Bart-Jan Heijnen

Stek advises the Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund (AKEF) and Titan LNG (a supplier of LNG to the marine and industrial markets in North West Europe) on the financing of Europe’s first LNG bunkering pontoon, the FlexFueler001. AKEF is an investment fund having the City of Amsterdam as largest investor, and providing […]

Law firm Stek increases impact with ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery

Lawyer:
Ruben Elkerbout

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – October 24, 2017 – ZyLAB, leading provider of innovative eDiscovery solutions, today announces that Amsterdam law firm Stek selects ZyLAB’s advanced technology to use in all its data-intensive projects. Stek deployed ZyLAB ONE eDiscovery earlier in a number of competition investigations and fraud-investigations in the healthcare sector. Click here for […]

Stek acts for management in Shell’s acquistion of NewMotion

Lawyers:
Maarten van der Graaf
Claudia Beele

Shell, one of the world’s largest energy providers, has acquired NewMotion in a deal that will enable both companies to accelerate the transition to low-carbon transport. Under the terms of the deal, NewMotion will remain focused on accelerating its mission in Europe by delivering more innovative smart-charging solutions to homes, businesses and public parking spaces. Stek […]

Stek advises Vattenfall/Nuon on the acquisition of 32 wind turbine positions from Windcollectief Wieringermeer

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Eva van Hees
Paulien Boiten

Stek advises Vattenfall/Nuon on the acquisition of 32 wind turbine positions of the members of Windcollectief Wieringermeer. As a consequence Nuon will own a total of 82 wind turbines (295 MW) at the future Wieringermeer wind farm, which will be the largest on shore wind farm in the Netherlands. Nuon already owns 50 wind turbines. Click […]

Stek also successful for Alliander before District Court Rotterdam on permissible activities

Lawyers:
Stephanie Dielemans
Jan Erik Janssen

In 2016 Stek successfully assisted Alliander before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in the request for sanctions of RWE (Innogy) against Alliander’s subsidiaries Allego (electrical charging infrastructure), MPARE, EXE and HOOM. By letter of 9 Feburary 2016 and decision of 22 April 2016 ACM rejected this request for sanctions and ruled that the activities […]

Stek successful for Tata Steel in dispute with TenneT

Lawyers:
Martha Brinkman
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented Tata Steel Ijmuiden in a dispute resolution procedure before the Authority for Consumers and Markets. Tata Steel was the complainant in that procedure and argued that TenneT, the national electricity transmission system operator, had not adequately performed its statutory tasks. The background to the complaint is the large-scale power interruption in the […]