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VIJZELSTRAAT 72-FLOOR 7B, 1017 HL AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tel:
Work +31 20 530 5200
Fax:
Fax +31 20 530 5299
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Web:
www.stek.com

Gerben Smit

Tel:
Work +31 20 530 5200
Email:
Stek

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Position

Gerben is a every inch a litigator who stands out because of his solution-driven approach. Gerben’s practice covers the full range of corporate and commercial dispute resolution, with an emphasis on contractual liability, discovery proceedings, banking and finance litigation and follow-on (cartel) damage claims. Gerben has particular strengths in contract law and has ample experience acting for financial institutions and global (listed) companies active in the transportation, leisure, retail and industry sectors. He represents his clients in both local courts and before (international) arbitration tribunals.

Career

Stek (2010), Allen&Overy (2003)

Languages

Dutch, English

Member

Netherlands Bar (2003), Corporate Litigation Association, the Dutch Association for Procedural Law, International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

University of Groningen, Grotius Academy National and International Contracts (post doc)

Leisure

Running, field hockey


Netherlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Stek’s ‘friendly’, ‘no-nonsense’ group has extensive experience in handling antitrust litigation across a broad range of sectors. The team, which includes ‘excellent litigatorGerben Smit, was bolstered by the arrival of Jan Bart van de Hel from Allen & Overy LLP.

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