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Stek presents the Competition Law Platform 2012

Jan Erik Janssen
Ruben Elkerbout

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 wins Chambers’ 2011 Client Service Award

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 earns Chambers recognition

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). […]

New partner: Frans Haak

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 in top ten M&A counsel

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).

Jan Erik Janssen as “high flyer”

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).

Stek congratulates IMC Weekendschool

Stek congratulates IMC Weekendschool on its 10th anniversary. IMC Weekendschool ( 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 […]

Three times victory cigar manufacturers against Dutch State

Following the preliminary judgments in summary proceeedings 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 […]

Stek elected ‘Most Successful New Law Firm in The Netherlands’

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 storms ranking

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 […]

Cultural Governance Code published

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 […]

CBB overturns judgment of District Court Rotterdam

Stephanie Dielemans

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 […]

New York on the canal, 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).