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Stek welcomes Suzan van den Akker

Lawyer:
Suzan van den Akker

We are delighted to announce that Suzan van den Akker joined Stek as an associate in our Finance group. Suzan advises banks and companies on financial law and financial transactions. Welcome Suzan!

Stek welcomes Judith de Groot

Lawyer:
Judith de Groot

We are pleased to announce that Judith de Groot joined Stek as an associate in our Dispute Resolution group. Judith specialises in commercial and corporate dispute resolution. She advises and litigates on various commercial and corporate disputes, including issues relating to contractual liability, financial contracts and directors’ and professional liability. Before joining Stek in October 2018, […]

Stek advises Noreco on acquisition of Shell Olie- Og Gasudvinding Danmark

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Paulien Boiten

Stek advised Norwegian Energy Company ASA’s (Noreco) wholly owned subsidiary, Altinex AS, on the acquisiton of the entire share capital of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s upstream assets in Denmark, Shell Olie- Og Gasudvinding Danmark B.V. for a consideration of USD 1.9 billion. Through this transaction, Noreco becomes the second largest oil and gas producer in Denmark […]

New milestones to combat climate change

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Patou Courtens

This short article discusses a number of developments in Dutch energy and climate policy, including the consultation on the Act introducing a carbon price floor for electricity generation and the state of affairs with respect to the Climate Agreement and the Climate Act. The article was published on 22 October 2018 in the ILO series on […]

Stek in top 10 Dutch M&A deals Q1-Q3 2018

The website M&A Community (www.mena.nl) has listed Stek in the top 10 for number of deals in the Netherlands with a deal value of more than EUR 5 million for the first three quarters of 2018.
Please click here for the table with the top 10 ‘Legal Advisory 2018 Q1-Q3 […]

Stek acts for Solar Works in EDPR investment

Lawyers:
Malu Dijkstra
Maarten van der Graaf

Stek advised Solar Works! B.V. and its shareholders on the equity investment by EDPR in the company. Solar Works makes solar energy products that help people in areas to have little or no access to electricity. Solar Works was founded in 2007 in the incubator of the Technical University of Delft. EDPR is a leading renewable […]

Stek advises Limburgs Energiefonds on acquisition Mijnwater

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Paulien Boiten
Jan Erik Janssen
Martha Brinkman
Gwenn Korteweg

Stek advised Limburgs Energiefonds on the acquisition of Mijnwater from the municipality of Heerlen. Mijnwater provides for a cost effective operation and exploitation of heat and cold as a source of renewable energy by using mine water (mine passages of closed coal mines that have been filled with groundwater). Mijnwater developed innovative infrastructure for the distribution […]

Berend Reuder partner at Stek

Lawyer:
Berend Reuder

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our practice group Competition & Regulated Markets with Berend Reuder (37) as new partner.
Berend specializes in Dutch and EU competition law and joins Stek from Houthoff. His expertise includes merger control procedures and cartel and dominance cases, representing clients in both civil and administrative […]

Stek contributes to Getting The Deal Through’s Market Intelligence series – Cartels 2018

Lawyers:
Ruben Elkerbout
Linde Bremmer
Mattijs Baneke

GTDT: Market Intelligence provides a unique perspective on evolving legal and regulatory landscapes in major jurisdictions around the world. Through engaging, easily comparable interviews, the series provides the legal profession’s thought leaders with a platform for sharing their views on current market conditions and developments in the law. In the Cartels 2018 publication leading practitioners from […]

Stek successful for distribution companies electricity and gas in appeal poceedings against method decisions

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans
Jasmin Lagziel

Stek has represented the representative organisation Netbeheer Nederland and the regional distribution companies Liander, Enduris and Coteq in appeal proceedings before the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb) against the method decisions of the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) for the regional distribution companies electricity and gas for the period 2017-2021. By judgment […]

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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Article: Prohibition on coal-fired power plants

Lawyer:
Jan Erik Janssen

This short article discusses the plans of the Dutch government to prohibit the generation of electricity by means of coal. This plan is laid down in a consultation version of the ‘Act prohibition on coal for electricity production’ and provides for grace periods until the end of 2024 for the two oldest coal-fired power plants and […]

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 […]

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 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. […]