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Dierik Cras

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Corporate and M&A.


Dierik is partner and active in corporate and commercial transactions and advice, as well as corporate and commercial litigation. His practice comprises a wide range of national and international clients in various industries.


Co-founder and partner at Stek since 2005. Independent legal adviser from 2000 to 2004. Associate at NautaDutilh (Amsterdam and New York) from 1994 to 2000. Admitted to the Bar in 1994.


Dutch, English.


Netherlands Bar Association, International Bar Association.


Utrecht University (1994). Université Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Noted for its ‘excellent industry knowledge, practical, thorough advice and great value for money’, Stek’s six-partner practice ‘never fails, even when the deadlines are very tight’. Jeroen Timmermans advised the shareholders of Nuts Groep on the sale of their 50% stake to Waterland Private Equity, and Dierik Cras assisted Simpel with purchasing all shares in Simpel held by De Hoge Dennen Capital, and selling a minority stake in Simpel to Parcom Capital.

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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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