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Stek succesful for Eneco before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

Stek has successfully assisted energy supplier Eneco in a complaints procedure before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee. The complaint was lodged against recent advertising by MKB Collectieven on behalf of energy supplier Total Gas & Power. In its decision of 16 May 2017 the Committee ruled that the advertising as meant in the complaint was unfair […]

Stek assists Stedin in acquisition of DNWG

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Ruben Tros
Paulien Boiten
Eva van Hees
Jan Erik Janssen
Martha Brinkman
Mattijs Baneke
Frans Haak
Ruben Elkerbout
Stephanie Dielemans
Patou Courtens
Marie-Claire Leijten

Stek assists Stedin Holding N.V. in the auction sale by PZEM N.V.  (PZEM, previously named DELTA) of all shares in Zeeuwse Netwerkholding N.V., including, inter alia, regional network operator Enduris B.V. and De Netwerkgroep Infra B.V. (together DELTA Netwerkgroep or DNWG) for an enterprise value of EUR 610 million. The sale of DNWG is part of […]

Stek successful for DONG, RWE and Eneco in reclaiming tens of millions of euros from Gasunie

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans

Stek has successfully represented the shippers DONG Energy (DK), RWE Trade & Supply (D) and Eneco in reclaiming many tens of millions of euros in paid tariffs. It concerns tariffs for the WQA (Wobbe Quality Adaptation) service of Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) at the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam. By dispute resolution decisions of 27 November […]

Stek advises Challenger Acquisitions on sale of the Starneth engineering group

Lawyer:
Ruben Tros

Challenger Acquisitions has sold the engineering group Starneth to its chief executive officer Chiel Smits. Starneth is an engineer of giant observation wheels such as The London Eye and the New York Wheel. Challenger Acquisitions Limited is an investment fund in the entertainment and leisure sector that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (CHAL). Please […]

Stek successful for Dümmen Orange Group in civil court litigation

Lawyer:
Gerben Smit

Stek has successfully represented three subsidiaries of the Dümmen Orange Group, a leading company in – amongst others – breeding and development of cut flowers and potted plants, in civil litigation before the Rotterdam District Court. Litigation was initiated by an agrarian employment agency challenging the rightful termination of several agreements and claiming damages in the […]

Stek advises Paragon Partners on its acquisition of the Novagraaf Group

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Herman Wamelink
Ruben Tros
Claudia Beele
Marjolein Paulus
Claudia van Randeraat

Paragon Partners has acquired the Novagraaf Group. Novagraaf Group is the world’s largest trademark filer and a major patent filer, managing more than one million intellectual property assets worldwide. Paragon Partners is investing in Novagraaf by acquiring a majority stake from, among others, its former shareholder Gilde Buy Out Partners. Paragon Partners is an independent German […]

Stek advises Ennatuurlijk on the joint venture with BeGreen

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Eva van Hees

Ennatuurlijk and BeGreen have jointly entered into an agreement with Nuon for the purchase of five heat grids located in Culemborg, Wageningen, Hilversum, Zandvoort and Velp Schoonoord. As from 1 January 2017 Ennatuurlijk and BeGreen will jointly operate the five heat grid installations. Stek advised Ennatuurlijk in relation to the joint venture and further structure of […]

Stek advises YARD ENERGY on the sale of nine wind farms to Eurus Energy

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Paulien Boiten
Michaël Rijnja
Eva van Hees

YARD ENERGY, a Dutch based developer of wind energy projects, sold nine wind farms in The Netherlands to Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a leading Japanese renewable energy company. The wind farms have a combined capacity of 72.5 MW. YARD ENERGY and Eurus Energy have also agreed to expand their collaboration for the development and realization of […]

Stek advises Maas Capital Renewables and Yard Energy on the sale of two wind farms in Finland to Eurus Energy

Lawyers:
Reijnoud Homveld
Paulien Boiten
Eva van Hees

Maas Capital Renewables (100% owned by ABN AMRO Bank N.V.), a dedicated investor in renewable energy, and YARD ENERGY, a Dutch based developer of wind energy projects, sold two wind farms in Finland to Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, a leading Japanese renewable energy company. The wind farms have a total capacity of 27.5 MW and consist […]

Stek advises Simpel and its shareholders on the investment by Parcom Capital

Lawyers:
Dierik Cras
Michaël Rijnja
Paulien Boiten
Mattijs Baneke

Parcom Capital has acquired a substantial minority interest in Simpel. On the Netherlands market of mobile communication services, Simpel has a leading position in the budget, sim-only segment. The transaction was announced on 30 August 2016 and was successfully completed on 6 October 2016, after the approval of the Netherlands competition authorities had been obtained. Please […]

Stek successful for Liander in dispute with Parenco

Lawyers:
Martha Brinkman
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented energy distribution company Liander in a dispute before the Authority for Consumers and Markets. The dispute resolution procedure was initiated by a complaint of paper producer Parenco. Parenco argued that electricity TSO erronously operates on the assumption that Parenco has a connection on its grid instead of that of Liander. By decision […]

Stek successful for Initiative Media in public procurement dispute

Lawyers:
Stephanie Dielemans
Jan Erik Janssen

Stek has successfully represented media company Initiative Media, part of IPG Mediabrands (Nasdaq: IPG), in a large public procurement dispute. It concerns the tender for the strategy, planning and procurement of all media spending by the Dutch State, including its agencies and companies such as the Dutch Tax Authority and National Railways. After Initiative Media had […]

Stek advises PitPoint on LNG joint venture

Lawyers:
Eelco Bijkerk
Ruben Elkerbout
Mattijs Baneke

Stek advised PitPoint, a portfolio company of Bencis Capital Partners, on setting-up a joint venture with Primagaz. The newly formed joint venture will focus entirely on the exploitation of LNG for the automotive and marine market. As part of the transaction, Stek also assisted PitPoint and Primagaz in obtaining first phase merger clearance from the European […]

Stek assists Alliander in successful defence against request for ACM action

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Reijnoud Homveld
Eva van Hees

After an extensive investigation the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has denied the request of RWE Benelux Holding to take legal action against Alliander. According to RWE Alliander violated the so-called group prohibition and/or the prohibition on ancillary activities. More specifically the complaint focused on the activities of Alliander subsidiaries Allego, HOOM, MPARE and EXE. […]

Stek again successful for DONG and Eneco

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans

Stek has assisted the shippers DONG Energy and Eneco Energy Trade in a dispute with Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). The dispute related to the tariff for the so-called Wobbe Quality Adaptation (WQA) service, the service to process the gas imported via the Gate LNG terminal. By decision of […]

Stek advises the Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund in vertical farming investment

Lawyers:
Jasper Stek
Frans Haak
Marjolein Paulus
Paulien Boiten

The Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund (AKEF) is investing in GrowX, which specializes in the building and exploitation of vertical farms. The investment is made partly in an equity stake and partly as a loan. The first project, GrowX Amsterdam, will be a multilevel ‘farm’ for salads and herbs in a 1300 m² empty office building, […]

Stek advises ABN AMRO and NIBC in the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in IGS GeboJagema by Nordian Capital

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Guy Pegels
Bart-Jan Heijnen

Stek has advised ABN AMRO and NIBC in the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in IGS GeboJagema by private equity firm Nordian Capital. IGS GeboJagema is one of the market leaders in the world of development, production and validation of moulds for plastic products in the optical and medical industries. Prior […]

Stek advises Rabobank in the financing of buy out in Dutch Power Company (DPC) by ABN Amro Participaties

Lawyers:
Sharon Kaufmann
Guy Pegels

Stek has advised Rabobank in the financing of the buy out in Dutch Power Company (DPC) by private equity firm ABN Amro Participaties. DPC is the parent company of the companies Conver, Herder, Precision Makers, Roberine and Votex. The companies specialize in roadside, green and ditch maintenance in combination with devices operated autonomously by […]

Stek advises Rabobank in the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in BouWatch by Nordian Capital

Lawyers:
Frans Haak
Guy Pegels

Stek has advised Rabobank in the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in BouWatch by private equity firm Nordian Capital. BouWatch is the market leading provider of temporary security solutions for outdoor locations, e.g. construction sites, industrial infrastructure, events or locations where high value goods need to be kept safe and secure.   […]

Stek advises management and banks in connection with the acquisitions of the Employment Group and KP&T by Egeria

Lawyers:
Eelco Bijkerk
Frans Haak
Guy Pegels

Stek has advised the Dutch banks ING Bank, NIBC Bank and Rabobank in the financing of the acquisition of the human resources services provider The Employment Group (portfolio company of Bencis) and secondment agency for technical professionals KP&T (portfolio company of Mentha Capital) by private equity firm Egeria. In addition, Stek has […]

Stek acts for Zenith in acquisition of Amsterdam terminal from BP

Lawyers:
Eva van Hees
Claudia Beele
Reijnoud Homveld
Maarten van der Graaf

Zenith Energy has signed an agreement to acquire a liquids storage terminal facility in Amsterdam from BP plc.  Zenith expects to take ownership of the terminal by the end of Q1 2016, following a transition process. The terminal assets are strategically located on the North Sea Canal in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) region, which […]

Stek successful for DONG Energy, RWE Trade & Supply and Eneco Energy Trade

Lawyers:
Jan Erik Janssen
Stephanie Dielemans
Martha Brinkman
Bart-Jan Heijnen

Stek has assisted the shippers DONG Energy, RWE Trade & Supply and Eneco Energy Trade in a dispute before the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) with respect to the qualification of the so-called WQA (Wobbe Quality Adaptation) service. This WQA-service is provided by Gasunie Transport Services (GTS) in the vicinity of the LNG-terminal of Gate […]

Stek successful for Eneco (Oxxio) before the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Lawyer:
Martha Brinkman

Stek has assisted energy supplier Oxxio, a part of Eneco, in a complaints procedure before the Dutch Advertising Committee. The case evolved around a complaint against the recent advertising competitor of competitor Energiedirect over the alleged “lowest tariff” of Energiedirect. On 4 December 2015 the Committee ruled all expressions that were part of the complaint of […]

Stek acts for Tideland in IMT acquisition

Lawyers:
Ruben Tros
Guy Pegels
Reijnoud Homveld
Maarten van der Graaf

Tideland Signal Corporation (“Tideland”) has acquired the IMT Group. The IMT Group develops innovative lighting, navigation and signalization products and systems and operates though subsidiaries in The Netherlands, the UK, Singapore, Germany and Dubai. Tideland delivers world leading aids to navigation solutions, products, services and customer care. Tideland is a portfolio company of Rock Hill Capital. […]