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New counsel: Stephanie Dielemans and Sharon Kaufmann

Lawyers:
Sharon Kaufmann
Stephanie Dielemans

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 […]

First referral CBb to Large Chamber

Lawyers:
Stephanie Dielemans
Jan Erik Janssen

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 […]

Increased market recognition for Stek

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Herman Wamelink
Maarten van der Graaf
Jan Erik Janssen
Ruben Elkerbout
Eelco Bijkerk
Gerben Smit
Jeroen Timmermans

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 […]

New partner: Herman Wamelink

Lawyer:
Herman Wamelink

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 […]

New counsel: Ruben Elkerbout

Lawyer:
Ruben Elkerbout

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 earns Chambers recognition

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Maarten van der Graaf
Jeroen Timmermans
Ruben Elkerbout

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) […]

Stek presents the Competition Law Platform 2012

Lawyers:
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 (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 […]

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

Lawyer:
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

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).