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 […]
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 […]
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.
Sharon Kaufmann has been appointed counsel as per 1 January 2015.
Sharon is a member of the Finance team. She is a specialist in banking, finance, restructuring and insolvency. Sharon regularly publishes and teaches on inter alia insolvency law.
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).
In Dutch periodical Quote of October 2008 Jan Erik makes a desparate flying attempt from Steks new office garden in a series on “high flyers” in the Dutch legal profession. Click here for the article (in Dutch).
Jan Erik Janssen has been voted best energy lawyer in the Netherlands by his peers. The contest was organised by the Dutch legal journal Mr.
Stek congratulates IMC Weekendschool on its 10th anniversary. IMC Weekendschool (www.weekendschool.nl) is a school for supplementatory education on a voluntary basis for motivated youngsters between 10 and 14 years of age from underpriviliged socio-economic backgrounds. A number of attornies of Stek is guest teacher for the subject Law at the weekend school […]
Following the preliminary judgments in summary proceedings of the President of the District Court of The Hague and the Court of Appeal in 2005, the District Court of The Hague ruling in proceedings on the merits has decided again in favour of cigar producers British American Tobacco, Ritmeester Cigars, Royal Agio Cigars and Swedish Match Cigars […]
Dutch business magazine Sprout has included Stek in its annual Challenger list. According to Sprout, Stek is among the “fifty best new challengers” of the Dutch corporate establishment. Please see attached document to read the accompanying interview with Jasper Stek (in Dutch).
Sprout Challengers 2007 – Stek
On 9 March 2007 Stek was named the most successful new law firm in the Netherlands. The award is presented every two years by KSU Legal Publishers.From the jury report:“In this category there is a clear winner: Stek. The firm was founded in 2005 and currently already has twelve lawyers and three vacancies. The firm distinguishes […]
Stek enters the ranking of the 2007 edition of the authoritative guide ‘Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers’. Stek receives accolades in the practice areas ‘Competition/Antitrust’ and ‘Energy & Natural Resources’. It has been announced that Stek will also be recommended in the category ‘Dispute Resolution’ in the launch edition of Chambers Europe later this […]
The Netherlands arts sector gets rules for good governance. At the request of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science the Working Group on Cultural Governance was formed in 2005 to draft those rules. This has resulted in the Cultural Governance Code. Please click here for more information on the Code.Stek partner Maarten […]
In 2004 the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports imposed a fine on Ritmeester for infringement of the Tobacco Act, more specifically the ban on tobacco advertising. The District Court rejected the pleas to have the contested decision annulled. In appeal the Trade en Industry Appeals Tribunal (CBB) awarded the arguments brought forward by Ritmeester and […]
Stek features in the 25 May 2006 edition of Legal Week. Please click here for the article “Preparing a start up for take off “.
Advocatie.nl, the news site for the Dutch legal community, wrote an article on the opening of Stek with the title “New York on the canals”. The article, in Dutch, can be read here (in Dutch).