Dispute Resolution

Max Hetterscheidt


Phone +31 20 530 52 15
Mobile +31 6 1884 8778
Email max.hetterscheidt@stek.com
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Max is a counsel in the dispute resolution department. He is an expert in cross border Litigation & Arbitration. His practice covers the entire range of dispute resolution, with a focus on contractual liability, director’s and shareholder’s liability, M&A related disputes, follow-on (cartel) damage claims, fraud and proceedings regarding the recognition, enforcement and annulment of (arbitral) awards. Max has acted as counsel in (international) arbitrations under, inter alia, the ICC, DIAC, NAI, CEPANI and other arbitration rules.
In 2019 Max successfully completed the Grotius post graduate course on international commercial contracting.


Max is recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023 for Commercial Litigation.

Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation

  • “The Stek team consists of top-notch litigators who have a proactive and pragmatic approach to the high-profile cases they run. Compared to some of their peers, the Stek team are focused on getting the job done and on delivering results for the client, all in an extremely user-friendly way. The team is a pleasure to work with.” (2024)
  • “There are several reasons that make Stek remarkable. Stek analyse complex matters meticulously and provide practical solutions from their unique perspective. Another element that makes Stek stand out is its young, dynamic team, consisting of talented lawyers with multi-dimensional and rich perspectives, who combine their deep business understanding with extensive legal skills. It acts in the most efficient ways when solving a legal matter with brilliant strategies.” (2024)
  • “The team is very well balanced with a perfect mix of experience, strategic thinkers and outstanding litigators.” (2023)
  • “Legal technical excellence, punctual, reliable, delivering progress briefs adequately and frequently, and keeping them brief and informative. The litigation that Stek conducts for my client involves partner Gerben Smit and Max Hetterscheidt. All what has been said above refers to these two individuals who in my eyes are exceptionally strong litigation attorneys.” (2021)

Chambers Global – Dispute Resolution

  • “The advice given is sound and has a high degree of commercial awareness.” (2023)
  • “We are very satisfied with the team’s timely responses, active engagement and willingness to discuss matters.” (2023)
  • Lawyer at Stek (2018 – today)
  • Lawyer at Allen & Overy (2016 – 2018)
  • Lawyer at Houthoff (2011 – 2015)
  • Board member of the association of the Young Arbitration Practitioners of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (‘NAI Jong Oranje’) (2019 – today)
  • Founder and member of the Corporate Disputes Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association (2019 – today)
  • Member of the Energy Committee of the Dutch Arbitration Association (2022 – today)
  • Editor Kluwer Private Enforcement Litigation Database (2018 – 2021)
"Intelligent and very much involved"
Chambers Europe - Dispute resolution
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