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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 […]

Stek Competition Litigation team has succesfully defended Corendon

Lawyers:
Ruben Elkerbout
Gerben Smit
Patou Courtens

Stek’s Competition Litigation team has succesfully defended tour operator Corendon against a large claim initiated by its former travel agent Prijsvrij based on an alleged infringement of the cartel prohibition contained in Article 6 of the Dutch Competition Act and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. According to Prijsvrij, Corendon […]

Stek successful in summary proceedings for shareholders in HKB Bank

Lawyer:
Gerben Smit

Stek has successfully represented two shareholders in the German HKB Bank in summary proceedings before the Amsterdam District Court. Litigation was initiated by HKB Bank claiming payment in the amount of EUR 10 million based on an agreement entered into between the parties in 2014. In its judgment dated 20 July 2017 the District Court dismissed […]

Sharon Kaufmann – Partner

Lawyer:
Sharon Kaufmann

We are happy to announce that Sharon Kaufmann will become a partner at Stek (banking & finance) as of July 1, 2017. Sharon joined Stek at the end of 2012 and it was immediately clear that her level of service and focus on clients and detail perfectly matches the dedicated but foremost service-oriented and pragmatic culture […]

Martha Brinkman – Counsel

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

We are delighted to announce that Martha Brinkman will be appointed as counsel per 1 July 2017 within the Competition & Regulated Markets team. Martha started her career with Clifford Chance and joined Stek in 2007. From the start, she has specialized in energy law and regulated markets and she is an expert in those areas. […]

Stek advises DHG on the acquisition of Uitzendbureau VPR and M.P.S. Personnel Services

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Floris Schreuder
Eva van Hees

Stek advises DHG on the acquisition, through a holding entity, of 100% of the shares in the capital of M.P.S. Personnel Services B.V. from Peinemann Mobilift Group B.V. Simultaneously 100% of the shares in the capital of VPR Detachering B.V. and Uitzendbureau VPR B.V. were acquired by the holding entity. M.P.S offers operators, forklift drivers, logistical […]

Blog: Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the Dutch Electricity Market

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

For several years now, it has been an important and global trend: a rapidly increasing number of large industrial and corporate energy consumers and buyers wants to purchase renewable electricity directly from renewable electricity producers on the basis of long-term so-called corporate power purchase agreements (Corporate PPAs) entered into directly between the purchaser and the renewable […]

Stek succesfull for Eneco before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

Stek has successfully assisted energy supplier Eneco in a complaints procedure before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. The complaint was lodged against recent advertising by MKB Collectieven on behalf of energy supplier Total Gas & Power. In its decision of 16 May 2017 the Committee ruled that the advertising as meant in the complaint was unfair […]

Stek succesful for Eneco before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

Stek has successfully assisted energy supplier Eneco in a complaints procedure before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. The complaint was lodged against recent advertising by MKB Collectieven on behalf of energy supplier Total Gas & Power. In its decision of 16 May 2017 the Committee ruled that the advertising as meant in the complaint was unfair […]

Chambers and Legal 500 2017: Praise for Stek

Lawyers:
Eelco Bijkerk
Dierik Cras
Ruben Elkerbout
Maarten van der Graaf
Frans Haak
Reijnoud Homveld
Jan Erik Janssen
Sharon Kaufmann
Michaël Rijnja
Gerben Smit
Jasper Stek
Herman Wamelink
Jeroen Timmermans

In the 2017 edition of the authoritative directory Chambers Europe clients are full of praise for Stek. Stek is described as “the best law firm in the mid-market in terms of price/quality ratio” and praised for its “combination of speed of service, quality of advice and reasonable fees”, “realy good culture” and its collaborative approach with […]

Stek wins Chambers Client Service Award 2017

During a festive ceremony in London on Friday 7 April 2017 Stek was awarded the Client Service Award for The Netherlands by Chambers and Partners. This is the second time that Stek has won this prestigious award (the first time was in 2011). The award  is only given where there has been excellent feedback […]

Stek assists Stedin in acquisition of DNWG

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Ruben Tros
Paulien Boiten
Eva van Hees
Floris Schreuder
Jan Erik Janssen
Martha Brinkman
Mattijs Baneke
Frans Haak
Ruben Elkerbout
Stephanie Dielemans
Patou Courtens
Marie-Claire Leijten

Stek assists Stedin Holding N.V. in the auction sale by PZEM N.V.  (PZEM, previously named DELTA) of all shares in Zeeuwse Netwerkholding N.V., including, inter alia, regional network operator Enduris B.V. and De Netwerkgroep Infra B.V. (together DELTA Netwerkgroep or DNWG) for an enterprise value of EUR 610 million. The sale of DNWG is part of […]

Stek successful for DONG, RWE and Eneco in reclaiming tens of millions of euros from Gasunie

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans

Stek has successfully represented the shippers DONG Energy (DK), RWE Trade & Supply (D) and Eneco in reclaiming many tens of millions of euros in paid tariffs. It concerns tariffs for the WQA (Wobbe Quality Adaptation) service of Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) at the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam. By dispute resolution decisions of 27 November […]

Stek shortlisted for Netherlands law firm of the year 2017

Stek has been shortlisted by the authoritative organisation Chambers for the Chambers Europe Award 2017 for the Netherlands. In their words: “These awards honour the work of national and international law firms across Europe on the basis of research for the upcoming edition of Chambers Europe. They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key […]

Stek advises Challenger Acquisitions on sale of the Starneth engineering group

Lawyer:
Ruben Tros

Challenger Acquisitions has sold the engineering group Starneth to its chief executive officer Chiel Smits. Starneth is an engineer of giant observation wheels such as The London Eye and the New York Wheel. Challenger Acquisitions Limited is an investment fund in the entertainment and leisure sector that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (CHAL). Please […]

Stek successful for Dümmen Orange Group in civil court litigation

Lawyer:
Gerben Smit

Stek has successfully represented three subsidiaries of the Dümmen Orange Group, a leading company in – amongst others – breeding and development of cut flowers and potted plants, in civil litigation before the Rotterdam District Court. Litigation was initiated by an agrarian employment agency challenging the rightful termination of several agreements and claiming damages in the […]

Stek advises Paragon Partners on its acquisition of the Novagraaf Group

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Herman Wamelink
Ruben Tros
Wieteke Killestijn
Claudia Beele
Marjolein Paulus
Claudia van Randeraat

Paragon Partners has acquired the Novagraaf Group. Novagraaf Group is the world’s largest trademark filer and a major patent filer, managing more than one million intellectual property assets worldwide. Paragon Partners is investing in Novagraaf by acquiring a majority stake from, among others, its former shareholder Gilde Buy Out Partners. Paragon Partners is an independent German […]

Stek expands with new litigation partner Jan Bart van de Hel

Lawyer:
Jan Bart van de Hel

Stek strengthens its litigation practice with Jan Bart van de Hel (34) as new partner. Jan Bart specializes in commercial and corporate dispute resolution and joins Stek from Allen & Overy. His practice covers the entire range of dispute resolution, including directors’ and professional liability, corporate governance, M&A related disputes and banking litigation. Jan Bart also […]