Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Firm Profile
1017 PS Amsterdam
Stek > The Legal 500 RankingsStek offers ‘extensive knowledge of energy law and the energy market’ and is particularly active in the electricity and gas distribution sector. The team, which includes key practitioners Jan Erik Janssen, Reijnoud Homveld and Herman Wamelink, acts for energy distribution companies and large international energy players; Janssen, in particular, is recommended for administrative and civil litigation before competition authorities and has experience interacting with policy makers. The practice was further strengthened with Claudia Beele's promotion to partner in January 2021 and the arrival of Coen Thomas from Allen & Overy LLP the following month.
Jan Erik Janssen; Reijnoud Homveld; Herman Wamelink; Jeroen Timmermans; Sharon Kaufmann; Coen Thomas; Claudia Beele; Sharon Kaufmann; Veii Jacobs
‘Stek Advocaten has a great team.‘
‘They respond quickly and expertly to questions and developments.‘
‘Prompt reactions and useful and practical advice.‘
‘They pay full attention to the customer and the specific case.‘
‘The team has done its utmost to gain sufficient knowledge and insight into our company.‘
‘Veii Jacobs has an extremely broad orientation and was able to assess our questions effectively.‘
‘Veii Jacobs is able to articulate things correctly in the legal sense.‘
Utility Support Group (USG)
- Representation of Netbeheer Nederland in shaping the new tariff regime for 2022-2026.
- Successful representation of Liander in shaping the congestion management regime.
- Representation of PZEM in a first-of-its-kind Remit sanctioning procedure.
Jan Erik Janssen; Reijnoud Homveld; Claudia Beele; Coen Thomas; Jeroen Timmermans; Herman Wamelink; Sharon Kaufmann
‘I’m very satisfied with Stek and their energy transactional practice.‘
‘They have been instrumental in helping us successfully implement our investment strategy in the Netherlands where we had no previous experience.‘
‘They were very quick to understand our needs and proposed a broad team from day one.‘
‘Claudia Beele is very dedicated and meticulous.‘
‘Reijnoud Homveld has shown a great level of flexibility in helping us transact with inexperienced and sometimes difficult counterparties.‘
‘The individuals are real experts and enjoy the law they practice.‘
‘They are client focussed and easy to deal with, nothing is ever too difficult.’
‘Without exception, all individuals involved understand the unique challenges we were facing, queried, challenged and collectively developed the right pathway.‘
- Advised Asper on its first investment, via its Dutch Energy Transition co-investment platform, in Dutch sustainable heat networks.
- Advised Vopak, Whitehelm Capital and Groningen Seaports on their joint venture in respect of the development of a large solar park located in Eemshaven, Groningen province.
- Advised Enercon on the sale of its 40% shareholding in Windpark Krammer to Kallista Energy.
Herman Wamelink; Sharon Kaufmann; Reijnoud Homveld; Claudia Beele; Coen Thomas
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Amsterdams Klimaat & Energiefonds
ASN Bank N.V.
BNG Bank N.V.
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.
ING Bank N.V.
Limburgs Energie Fonds (LEF) B.V.
Nationale Nederlanden Investment Partners N.V.
Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V.
NIBC Bank N.V.
Triodos Bank N.V.
- Advising Commerzbank on the financing of a solar park in Haarstdiek in the Netherlands.
- Advising ABN AMRO Bank and Rabobank on the financing of Rendo, one of the key parties in the Dutch glass fibre market.
- Assisting ABN AMRO Bank with the financing of the wind park located at the breaker dams of the Delfzijl port.
Netherlands > Transport Tier 2Stek has a strong focus on the aviation sector, handling transactional work, leasing issues, and the financing of commercially operated aircraft, business jets, helicopters and flight simulators. The practice, which handles both domestic and international matters, is well versed in aviation legislation and provides regulatory advice to clients, as well as handling contentious matters. Practice head Jeroen Timmermans handles cross-border deals and contract work.
‘We collaborated with Stek over the past few years on several transactions and they have always been very professional and diligent’.
‘The team is very proactive on transactions’.
‘We worked closely with Jeroen Timmermans on various transactions and he is be available, efficient and knowledgeable’.
‘Good value for money, service is excellent, hard-working and always accessible’.
‘Jeroen Timmermans is professional, knowledgeable and attentive, with deep expertise and knowledge in the areas of need’.
ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance
Aircastle Advisor LLC
Corendon Holiday Group / Corendon Dutch Airlines B.V.
Fokker Services/Fokker Techniek
GEFA Bank GmbH
Netherlands Aircraft Company N.V. / Panta Holdings B.V.
Transavia Airlines B.V.
- Advised Dutch investment company Panta Holdings with respect to the acquisition of Fokker Services B.V. and Fokker Techniek B.V. from Fokker Technologies/GKN Aerospace.
- Advised aircraft leasing company Aircastle in respect of the lease of 15 new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft to Dutch operator KLM Cityhopper B.V.
- Representing Polar Air Cargo LLC in third party indemnification proceedings brought forward by KLM, Martinair, Air France, Lufthansa and Thai Airways in civil damages claim proceedings in the Netherlands related to alleged cartel arrangements in the air cargo industry.
Maarten van der Graaf; Frans Haak; Sharon Kaufmann; Herman Wamelink
‘Well-qualified staff who listen carefully, are proactive and understand our interests but also our customers.’
ABN AMRO Bank
Claret Capital Partners
Limburgs Energiefonds (LEF)
Raiffeisen Bank International
Silicon Valley Bank
- Advising Commerzbank on the financing of a solar park in Haarstdiek in the Netherlands.
- Advising BNG, ING and ABN AMRO on the financing of Stichting ‘s Heeren Loo Zorggroep (healthcare) and an intercreditor agreement with the European Investment Bank.
- Advising a consortium of lenders on the financing of Schiphol.
Jan Bart van de Hel; Gerben Smit
Other key lawyers:
Max Hetterscheidt; Tanja Schasfoort; Simon Boersen
‘Solid expertise in arbitration and litigation’.
‘The team is pragmatic and has a very hands-on approach’.
‘Gerben Smit is a quick thinker who provides excellent strategic advice’.
‘Tanja Schasfoort is a bright lawyer and very organised’.
‘Jan Bart van de Hel provides expertise, availability and very efficient work’.
‘Jan Bart van de Hel is an excellent litigation lawyer’.
‘The team is very well balanced with a perfect mix of experience, strategic thinkers and outstanding litigators’.
‘Jan Bart van der Hel, Gerben Smit, Tanja Schasfoort and Simon Boersen are all skilled lawyers and very nice to work with’.
Atlas Air/Polar Air Cargo
Corendon Holiday Group
Dynamic Credit Group
LitFin Capital Limited
Thomas Cook (bankruptcy estate)
Total Specific Solutions
- Representing Corendon Holiday Group in litigation against Sunweb/Triton claiming specific performance under a Share Purchase Agreement to close the transaction and claim damages.
- Representing Angolan state owned company Unitel in relation to its >450m euro international dispute with Mrs Dos Santos and some of her companies.
- Representing Airopack in multiple complex Dutch court cases against, among others, its former board members.
Ruben Elkerbout; Berend Reuder; Jan Erik Janssen
Other key lawyers:
Mattijs Baneke; Linde Bremmer
‘The specialised, dedicated and highly skilled staff members make Stek unique. It’s a true niche office in which you find partners and other members of the team that are fast-moving, flexible and available for their clients. In contrast to the large law firms, you mostly deal with partners and are never ‘handed over’ to associates.’
‘Berend Reuder is the partner at Stek dealing with competition law and is a dedicated, highly skilled and down-to-earth professional. He is not only an excellent lawyer but thinks further than the case at hand. Always one step ahead, and always there for his clients. A lawyer you can truly rely on.’
‘The Stek competition team delivers high-quality advice and service which is comparable to top law firms in the Netherlands. Thereby charging fees that are very reasonable. Exceptional value for money.’
‘Berend is able to deliver very clear-cut and pragmatic advice on a subject (ie competition) on which competitors tend to be somewhat vague.’
‘Very practical advice, great training skills.’
‘Berend Reuder was very easy to work with, he quickly understood our business and corresponding needs.’
Abacus Medicine A/S – Pluripharm
Bluestar Adisseo Nutrition Group Limited
Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken / Dutch Banking Association
Netherlands > Private equity Tier 3Stek utilises its corporate, competition and regulated markets, finance and dispute resolution teams to support private equity players and their portfolio companies on investments, acquisitions and commercial issues. The group is particularly strong in cross-border deals and is regularly engaged as local counsel by international law firms. Eelco Bijkerk, Ruben Tros and Maarten van der Graaf jointly lead the practice.
Eelco Bijkerk; Ruben Tros; Maarten van der Graaf
Bencis Capital Partners
BlackFin Capital Partners
Sony Start-up Acceleration Program Europe
TowerBrook Capital Partners
Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures
- Advised Egeria’s Evergreen Fund on the acquisition of its new portfolio company Social Blue.
- Advising TowerBrook Capital Partners and its portfolio company The Learning Network on the acquisition of Klik Onderwijs, a service provider for educational institutions.
- Advised 3i Infrastructure and its portfolio company Joulz on its acquisition of Zonel Energy.
Herman Wamelink; Maarten van der Graaf; Frans Haak; Sharon Kaufmann
‘Responsive and commercial.’
BlackFin / CED Group
Gilde Equity Management
- Advising Gilde on the financing of its acquisition of Andus Group.
- Advising garden furniture company Kees Smit on an asset- based financing transaction.
- Advising the company CleanLease (provider of integrated textile products and services) on a refinancing transaction.
Other key lawyers:
Coen Thomas; Reijnoud Homveld; Maarten van der Graaf; Dierik Cras; Eelco Bijkerk; Claudia Beele; Jasper Stek
‘Stek is an outstanding boutique law firm in the Dutch market which outperforms the traditional large firms both in terms of legal and service quality. You will find high partner attention, a business-focused approach (rather than legal lectures) and last not least a very motivated and likeable team.’
‘Claudia Beele is an outstanding young partner with excellent legal knowledge, outstanding transaction expertise and just a pleasure to work with.
‘With his vast experience, Jasper Stek is always a safe bet to work with.’
‘Good team, easy to reach, gives quick and practical advice.’
‘Claudia Beele – good sense for the needs of German clients. Friendly and down to earth.’
‘Stek run a highly committed team, which in particular is easily accessible for German cross-border matters; a growing boutique firm with professionals from the leading firms in NL.’
‘Claudia Beele as head of the German Desk has proven to be not only an excellent legal professional but also a very client-oriented and very responsive lawyer.’
‘Very efficient team which thinks outside of the box. The team was involved in a very complex global carve-out which involved the transfer of shares and notes. The team is very commercially minded and solution oriented and able to meet even very short notice deadlines of the client.’
Bluestar Adisseo Nutrition Group Limited
The Learning Network
- Advised Stedin on the €200m cumulative preference shares issuance to its municipal shareholders.
- Advised Iskes Holding on the sale of its towage and salvage activities in various ports in Europe to Boluda.
- Advised Simpel and its shareholders on the acquisition of Simpel by T-Mobile.
Stek > Firm Profile
The firm: Stek is an independent Dutch law firm. The firm was launched in 2005, combining expertise from leading international law firms and high-profile in-house positions. Stek brings this expertise and professionalism together in a leaner, smaller, direct and more approachable package. Stek distinguishes itself through excellent service via a focused, hands-on, personal approach. The firm prides itself in having assembled a top team of lawyers with in-depth legal and sector expertise and commercial awareness with a ‘can-do’ service attitude.
Stek’s partners have ample experience in co-ordinating cross-border projects. The firm has become a trusted partner for referral work of leading foreign law firms. Stek does not belong to any formal network, alliance or association.
Areas of practice: Stek provides legal services in four practice areas: corporate, dispute resolution, finance and competition and regulated markets.
For other specialist areas, Stek offers its clients an integrated, transparent solution by augmenting its own resources with its proven network of external specialists who have been carefully selected to operate at the same level of excellence as its own staff.
Corporate: Stek assists its clients in all types of corporate matters, such as M&A, joint ventures, restructuring, private equity and corporate governance. The firm’s commercial work includes all types of commercial contracts. In addition the firm has a strong niche in aviation and energy, and counsels on Dutch Caribbean law.
Dispute resolution: Stek represents its clients in administrative and civil courts, in arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Its lawyers have considerable experience in devising effective means of dispute resolution and avoidance of litigation.
Finance: Stek represents financial institutions and corporate clients regarding all aspects of domestic and international financial transactions, from syndicated lending to acquisition finance and trade finance transactions, and from structuring investments to providing advice on restructuring and insolvency law transactions and regulatory and compliance issues.
Competition and regulated markets: Stek assists its clients with the full range of European and Dutch competition and regulatory matters. The firm is a market leader in the energy sector, and has strong expertise in other regulated markets, such as agri-food, health care, aviation and water. Its lawyers represent companies before various competition authorities, regulators, policy makers and in court.
|Competition and regulated markets||Ruben Elkerbout|
|Competition and regulated markets||Jan Erik Janssen|
|Competition and regulated markets||Berend Reuder|
|Corporate||Maarten van der Graaf|
|Dispute resolution||Dierik Cras|
|Dispute resolution||Ruben Elkerbout|
|Dispute resolution||Jan Bart van de Hel|
|Dispute resolution||Jan Erik Janssen|
|Dispute resolution||Gerben Smit|
|Dispute resolution||Jasper Stek|
|Energy and natural resources||Claudia Beele|
|Energy and natural resources||Reijnoud Homveld|
|Energy and natural resources||Jan Erik Janssen|
|Energy and natural resources||Coen Thomas|
|Finance||Maarten van der Graaf|
|Private equity||Eelco Bijkerk|
|Private equity||Maarten van der Graaf|
|Private equity||Ruben Tros|
|Public law||Jan Erik Janssen|
|Mr Mattijs Baneke||Mattijs Baneke is an attorney in the Competition & Regulated Markets group of Stek. Mattijs…||View Profile|
|Mr Merijn Batteram||Merijn is an associate in Stek´s finance department.He advises financial institutions and…||View Profile|
|Ms Claudia Beele||Claudia is a partner in Stek’s corporate group. She advises clients in…||View Profile|
|Mr Eelco Bijkerk||Eelco is a specialist in corporate law. He advises private equity firms,…||View Profile|
|Simon Boersen||Simon is a determined and experienced litigator. His practice covers the full…||View Profile|
|Ms Linde Bremmer||Linde Bremmer is a senior associate in our Competition & Regulated Markets…||View Profile|
|Mr Dierik Cras||Dierik is partner and active in corporate and commercial transactions and advice,…||View Profile|
|Mr Ruben Elkerbout||Ruben Elkerbout is partner in our Competition & Regulated Markets team. He…||View Profile|
|Mr Frans Haak||Frans Haak is a partner in Stek’s finance group. He specialises in…||View Profile|
|Mr Max Hetterscheidt||Max is counsel in the dispute resolution department of Stek. He has…||View Profile|
|Mr Reijnoud Homveld||Reijnoud is a partner in Stek’s corporate group and has ample experience…||View Profile|
|Veii Jacobs||Veii Jacobs is a senior associate in the Competition & Regulated Markets…||View Profile|
|Mr Jan Erik Janssen||Jan Erik is a partner at Stek and has ample experience in…||View Profile|
|Ms Sharon Kaufmann||Sharon Kaufmann is a partner in Stek’s finance group. She specializes in…||View Profile|
|Mr Berend Reuder||Berend Reuder is partner in the practice group Competition and Regulated Markets.…||View Profile|
|Mr Gerben Smit||Gerben is a every inch a litigator who stands out because of…||View Profile|
|Mr Jasper Stek||Jasper is a partner in Stek’s corporate and commercial team. He represents…||View Profile|
|Mr Jeroen Timmermans||Jeroen specializes in corporate and finance transactions, with a special focus on…||View Profile|
|Mr Ruben Tros||Ruben is a partner in Stek’s corporate group and has ample experience…||View Profile|
|Ms Stéphanie Verhelst||Stéphanie Verhelst is an associate in Stek’s finance group, specialising in finance,…||View Profile|
|Mr Herman Wamelink||Herman Wamelink is a Partner in Stek’s finance group, specialising in large…||View Profile|
|Mr Jan Bart van de Hel||Jan Bart is an expert in commercial and corporate dispute resolution. His…||View Profile|
|Katinka van den Brink||Katinka van den Brink is a senior associate in Stek’s finance group.…||View Profile|
|Mr Maarten van der Graaf||Maarten is a partner at Stek and focuses on corporate and finance…||View Profile|