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Netherlands

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Stek

At Stek, the β€˜very responsive, friendly’ Maarten van der Graaf and the β€˜pragmatic, hands-on’ Eelco Bijkerk assisted Duvel Moortgat with its acquisition of a stake in Brouwerij β€˜t IJ. Senior associate MichaΓ«l Rijnja joined from Allen & Overy LLP in May 2016.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Stek

The β€˜flexible, competent and entrepreneurial’ team at Stek has built up a strong reputation in the competition field, with experience in state aid, merger control, cartel investigations and follow-on litigation. Ruben Elkerbout made partner in 2016 and is highly recommended.

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Private equity
Private equity - ranked: tier 4

Stek

Stek’s β€˜proactive, pragmatic’ and β€˜highly knowledgeable’ team acts for clients such as Baird Capital, Bancroft Private Equity and Bencis Capital Partners. Eelco Bijkerk, Dierik Cras, Maarten van der Graaf and Reijnoud Homveld are the key partners.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Stek

Aviation transations are the key strength of Stek’s department, which is led by Jeroen Timmermans with support from senior associate Laetitia Kunst-den Teuling. Clients include Mass Jet Lease and Next Generation Aircraft.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side
Banking and finance: borrower side - ranked: tier 2

Stek

Stek’s β€˜outstanding’ team has a strong presence in mid-market borrowing. The sizeable team continues to expand at the associate level and Sharon Kaufmann was promoted to counsel in 2015. Jeroen Timmermans is also recommended.

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Lender or arranger side
Banking and finance: lender or arranger side - ranked: tier 3

Stek

Stek’s key attributes are its β€˜commercial outlook’ and β€˜proactive approach’. The firm often receives work from major Dutch banks and referrals from international law firms. It recently advised ABN AMRO, ING, NIBC and Rabobank on the financing of a Dutch company. Maarten van der Graaf and Jeroen Timmermans are recommended.

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Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 3

Stek

Stek’s β€˜very strong and dedicated disputes team’ has been representing a utility company in litigation following a major gas explosion. Dierik Cras and Gerben Smit are recommended.

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Netherlands: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 2

Stek

Reijnoud Homveld and β€˜incredible regulatory lawyer’ Jan Erik Janssen lead Stek’s practice, which is β€˜very good value for money’. Recent work includes handling transactions for Zenith Energy and regulatory disputes for Liander and Stedin.

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Netherlands

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Legal Developments in Netherlands

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    Despite the implementation of Directive 2000/35/EC on combating late payment in commercial transactions in 2002, the European Commission (the β€œCommission”) concluded in 2008 that late payments were still widespread in the EU. It also turned out that public authorities in certain Member States were stipulating unjustifiably long contractual payment periods for transactions.
  • Amendment of the Collective Redundancy Notification Act

    On 1 March 2012 the Collective Redundancy Notification Act (Wet Melding Collective Outslug, "WACO") will be amended. What changes does this involve?
  • New Corporate Law Legislation

    In the field of corporate law, there are four (coming) Acts that attract attention, namely the introduction of the tenth book of the Dutch Civil Code, the amendment of the Marital Property Act and, to conclude, the coming entry into effect of the Management and Supervision Act and the Flexibilization of BV Act. Please find below a short explanation of each Act.
  • Shipping & Transport - Netherlands

    Attaching maritime assets in insolvency
    - AKD
  • The employment of foreign workers. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer?

    The employment of foreign workers regularly raises questions. A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
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  • Non-solicitation agreement violated via LinkedIn

    A non-solicitation agreement usually restricts the ability of an employee - after an employment contract has ended - to approach the clients of the former employer. The former employee of a software company recently discovered that the scope of such an agreement can also include contacts made via LinkedIn.
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    - AKD
  • Forming a company in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands and Dutch law The Netherlands is a perfect business location for foreign entrepreneurs (2,000 subsidiaries in Amsterdam, 140,000 jobs). It is the gateway to densely populated Western Europe and has a well-developed logistic and technical infrastructure.
  • Leasing of commercial premises in the Netherlands

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  • Employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands

    The employment of foreign workers in the Netherlands regularly raises questions. What issues do you need to be aware of as an employer? A brief summary of the most important areas of attention will be dealt with in this article.
    - AKD