Corporate, Energy

Coen Thomas


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Coen Thomas is a partner Stek’s corporate group, with a strong focus on the (renewable) energy sector. Coen represents developers, sponsors, investors, financiers and market parties in relation to the development, financing of and transactions in (large) projects, with a focus on the energy sector. Coen has extensive experience with innovative commercial contracts and has also worked on service contracts to support the transition to the circular economy.

Before moving to Stek in 2021, Coen worked as a lawyer at Allen & Overy and NautaDutilh and in-house as Managing Counsel Projects EMEA at Shell.


Legal 500 – Energy: Transactional

  • “Coen Thomas is very knowledgeable in the industry, a very approachable and friendly person and an efficient negotiator, who provides creative solutions where possible and stays firm and civilised in negotiations when needed.” (2024)
  • “Coen Thomas is knowledgeable and very responsive. His experience in the construction industry is impressive. Razor-sharp and always available. Recommended for any large construction project.” (2023)
  • “The Stek energy team is extraordinary in its knowledge of the market across the entire energy landscape and they understand new actions swiftly.” (2024)
  • “Very experienced team in the energy, especially renewable energy, sector in the Netherlands. In addition to supporting utility scale sale processes for renewable energy assets, they provide expert advice on regulatory topics in the energy sector and competition law internally and on short notice.” (2023)
  • “They have been instrumental in helping us successfully implement our investment strategy in the Netherlands where we had no previous experience.” (2022)
  • “Highly efficient and knowledgeable team.” (2020)
  • Partner at Stek (2021 – today)
  • Managing counsel Shell International (2013 – 2018)
  • Lawyer at Allen & Overy (2004 – 2012 en 2018 – 2021)
  • Lawyer at NautaDutilh (1998 – 2004)
"Coen Thomas provides creative solutions where possible and stays firm and civilised in negotiations when needed"
Legal 500 2024 – Energy: Transactional
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