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Maarten van der Graaf

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Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance.


Maarten is a partner at Stek and focuses on corporate and finance matters. Particularly mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, related (acquisition) financing as well as stand-alone debt financing. Maarten works closely together with leading international law firms on cross-border M&A and finance transactions.


2005: Partner Stek; 2003: Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; 2001: Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore; 1995: Associate NautaDutilh.


Dutch, English.


Netherlands Bar (1995), New York State Bar (1996).


Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tulane Law School (LL.M.), Grotius Securities Law Academy.


Private equity

Within: Private equity

The ‘knowledgeable, service-oriented’ practice at Stek delivers ‘high-quality work within tight timeframes’; AAC Capital Partners, Maas Capital and Paragon Partners are recent client wins. Eelco Bijkerk is ‘very responsive and accurate’; Dierik Cras is ‘extremely dedicated and solution-focused’. Maarten van der Graaf and Reijnoud Homveld are also recommended.

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Netherlands: Banking and finance

Borrower side

Within: Borrower side

Stek’s ‘very responsive’ practice often handles mid-market corporate lending and acquisition financings. Highlights included advising Transdev on its refinancing transaction with ING and BNG, as well as various financing issues. The team includes Maarten van der Graaf, Sharon Kaufmann, who made partner in 2017, and Jeroen Timmermans. Clients also recommend ‘dependable leveraged finance lawyersFrans Haak and Herman Wamelink.

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Lender or arranger side

Within: Lender or arranger side

Rated by clients as ‘consistent’ and ‘good to work with’, boutique firm Stek often handles corporate lending, healthcare financings and project financings. Recent highlights include advising ABN Amro on a number of bilateral acquisition financings. Key names include Maarten van der Graaf, Jeroen Timmermans and Sharon Kaufmann.

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