Corporate, Finance

Maarten van der Graaf

Partner

Phone +31 20 530 5205
Mobile +31 6 1377 1630
Email maarten.vandergraaf@stek.com
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Maarten van der Graaf is a partner in our Corporate and Finance Groups. Maarten’s broad transactional practice encompasses corporate/M&A and finance transactions. He regularly works with international firms on cross-border transactions. Prior to co-founding Stek, Maarten was an attorney at NautaDutilh and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. Maarten also served as legal counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. He is admitted to the Bar in the Netherlands in 1995 and admitted to the New York Bar in 1996.

Recognitions

Chambers

  • “He is a pleasant, experienced and excellent lawyer to work with.” (2023)
  • ”Smart and practicaly.” (2020)
  • “Maarten is an excellent lawyer.” (2018)
  • “Very efficient, he understands things quickly and he is pragmatic and solution-driven.” (2017)
  • “He is a highly intelligent, experienced lawyer. He really is super.” (2015)
  • “Fast, responsive and excellent to work with.” (2013)
  • “Brilliantly practical and particularly good at what he does.” (2011)

Legal 500

  • “The team led by Maarten van der Graaf has an excellent knowledge of both legal requirements and industry standards.” (2022)
  • “Maarten cuts straight to the issues and is a great lawyer.” (2021)
  • “Maarten is very involved and even though his team is excellent and can certainly be trusted, he remains very connected and available.” (2021)
  • “A real pleasure to work with.” (2020)
  • “Always provides practical solutions.” (2015)
Career
  • Co-founder and Partner at Stek (2005 – today)
  • Legal Counsel at the European Bank for reconstruction and Development in London (2003 – 2004)
  • Lawyer at NautaDutilh (1995 – 2003)
  • Lawyer at Cravath, Swaine & Moore (New York) (2001)
"Maarten is an excellent lawyer"
Chambers Europe
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