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, […]
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 […]
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The 2018 edition of the directory Who’s Who Legal lists Stek with three laywers (Martha Brinkman, Reijnoud Homveld and Jan Erik Janssen) in the list of leading lawyers in the energy sector in the Netherlands. In addition, Jan Erik Janssen is the only lawyer in the Netherlands to receive a special recognition (“[He] is a standout […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 is recommended in the 2018 edition of the Global Competition Review GCR 100:
“STEK takes pride in its robust competition litigation team despite being a full-service firm. The competition practice’s partner Jan Erik Janssen, who previously worked at Allen & Overy, and newly promoted partner Ruben Elkerbout together supervise a team of […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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 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 […]
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 […]
The 2017 edition of the directory Who’s Who Legal recognises Stek as the only law firm with three lawyers in the list of leading lawyers in the energy sector in the Netherlands. We are grateful to our peers for this accolade. Clients had already secured a top ranking for Stek’s energy practice in the 2017 edition […]
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 […]
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 is proud to announce that Ruben Elkerbout has been included in Who’s Who Legal’s 2017 “Future Leaders in Competition Law”, a new peer review listing the best competition lawyers worldwide under the age of 45. Ruben is one of three competition law partners in the Netherlands who has been recognised as a future […]
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 […]
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 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 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 […]
The transaction Parcom Capital/Simpel has been voted Best Deal Midmarket 2016 at the M&A Awards 2016, organised by Alex van Groningen B.V. We are proud that we have contributed to this transaction as M&A advisor of Simpel and its shareholders.
Stek has been shortlisted in the category ‘Best Dutch M&A Law Boutique’ for the M&A Awards 2016 organised by Alex van Groningen. In addition, Stek acted as M&A advisor of Simpel and its shareholders in the Parcom Capital-Simpel transaction which has been nominated as ‘Best Deal Midmarket’. Click here for the respective […]
On 13 October 2016, in his annual speech, ACM Chairman Chris Fonteijn provided clarification on ACM’s competition policy during the annual Dutch competition law developments annual conference. In his subsequent speech, Ruben Elkerbout provided comments. For more information regarding the ACM’s policy or in case of other competition law […]
The 2016 edition of the Who is Who Legal list three lawyers of Stek in the list of eighteen most prominent lawyers in the energy sector in The Netherlands. We are grateful to our peers for these accolades. Clients had already secured the highest ranking (band 1) for Stek’s energy regulatory practice in the 2016 edition […]
In the 2016 edition of the authoritative directory Chambers Europe clients are again full of praise for Stek. Stek is described as “responsive, creative, proactive and flexible” and “a high-quality, pragmatic and solution-driven group”. One client enthuses: “I feel like I am its only customer, which is very nice”. All practice areas of Stek are listed […]
Stek has contributed to the annual report of Windpower Monthly on the investment climate for wind power in over 60 jurisdictions worldwide. For the report, click here. For the list of contributors to this report, click here.
If you have any questions on this subject, please contact Martha Brinkman […]
In the 2016 edition of the authoritative directory Legal 500 clients are full of praise for Stek. Stek is inter alia noted for “its great range of senior lawyers and support staff” and as a firm that “punches above its weight”. On the basis of extensive market research Stek climbs the rankings and all its practice […]
Over seven years ago, we met Ruben as an enthusiastic junior with a strong drive to become a good and effective attorney. From the outset, his love for the job and his inspiration – which have only increased over the years – have matched perfectly with the dedicated, service-oriented culture that characterizes Stek.
Competition law, his […]
Stek has been shortlisted in the category ‘Best Dutch M&A Boutique’ for the M&A Awards 2015 organised by Alex van Groningen B.V. In addition, Stek has been involved in four out of the six transactions that have been nominated as ‘Best deal Midmarket’. In two of those transactions (Gimv/United Dutch Breweries, Parcom Capital/MAIN Energie) Stek was […]
Stek welcomes new corporate partner Reijnoud Homveld. Reijnoud represents corporates, private equity investors and financial institutitions in mergers and acquisitions and projects. He has a focus on and strong track record in the energy sector.
On the basis of extensive market research Stek also climbs this year’s rankings in Chambers Europe. Stek is grateful for the accolades of its clients in the 2015 edition of this prestigeous directory (“The firm is brilliant. It is very responsive, practical and commercial. The firm is really carving itself out as a great […]
Eelco Bijkerk has been appointed partner as per 1 January 2015. Eelco is a corporate lawyer. He advises private equity firms, corporates and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate law issues. Eelco is recommended as a leading lawyer by Chambers Europe.
Stephanie Dielemans and Sharon Kaufmann have been appointed counsel as per 1 January 2015.
Stephanie is a member of the Competition & Regulated Markets team. She is a specialist in economic administrative law, regulated markets and governmental supervision. Stephanie advises on European law and sector-specific regulation and has extensive experience in litigation against the State and […]
The Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry (CBb) has referred its first case to the Large Chamber with a view to securing the unity of law on a number of principle points. The case concerns administrative fines for violations of the confidentiality obligations of the energy distribution company Liander. Advocate-General Keus has been asked to […]
Stek has climbed the rankings of de prestigeous directory Chambers Europe. On the basis of intensive market research the 2014 edition lists all of Stek’s practice areas as leading and within those practice areas the following attorneys as “Leaders in their field”: Banking & Finance (Frans Haak, Herman Wamelink and Maarten van der Graaf), Competition/European Law […]
Herman Wamelink has been appointed partner at Stek. Herman specialises in banking & finance, with a focus on leveraged financing and general corporate lending (including asset based financing), restructuring and insolvency. He acts for both financiers and borrowers and has extensive experience in cross-border transactions. Before he joined Stek Herman was a partner at Norton Rose […]
Ruben Elkerbout has been appointed counsel as per 1 January 2014. Ruben is a lawyer in the Competiton and Regulated Markets team and co-responsible for the expansion of Stek’s competition practice. Ruben is a regular contributor to the two leading competition law periodicals in the Netherlands and lectures at the University Utrecht and the VU University […]
Stek is recommended in the 2012 edition of the prestigious directory Chambers Europe for all of its practice areas. Four of Stek’s attorneys have been named “Leaders in their field”: Jan Erik Janssen (Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory and Competition/European Law), Maarten van der Graaf (Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Banking & Finance), Jeroen Timmermans (Transportation: Aviation) […]
Jan Erik Janssen and Ruben Elkerbout have devised and shaped the Competition Law Platform 2012. This new initiative originated from Stek and the business community. During the Competition Law Platform on 12 April 2012 the leading individuals of the competition practice will meet. The purpose of the Competition Law Platform 2012 is to share best practices […]
Stek has been awarded the 2011 Client Service Award for the Netherlands by Chambers and Partners. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of responsiveness, accessibility and dedication as reported to Chambers by clients. Click here for a list of winners and photos of the event. The award reflects positive client feedback for […]
Stek is pleased to announce that the firm is recommended in the upcoming 2011 edition of Chambers Europe for all of its practice areas. In addition, three of Stek’s partners have been named “Leaders in their field”, Jan Erik Janssen (Energy and Competition), Jeroen Timmermans (Aviation) and Maarten van der Graaf (Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Finance). […]
As of 1 January 2011 Frans Haak is partner at Stek. Frans advises many leading financial institutions on banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency. Before he joined Stek in 2008, Frans worked at ABN AMRO Bank and Houthoff Buruma.
Stek is the only boutique firm that made the top ten list of legal M&A advisers. Stek acted on M&A deals with a value of EUR 517 million in the first 3 quarters of 2010. Please click here for the full top ten (in Dutch only).