Mr Gerben Smit > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
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Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Litigation


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.


Stek (2010), Allen&Overy (2003)


Dutch, English


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


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


Running, field hockey

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Stek’s team remains a key name for antitrust litigation across the financial, travel, audit and energy sectors, among others. Co-heads Jan Bart van de Hel and Gerben Smit are acting for an Intertrust Group affiliate, as issuer of notes in a €635m transaction, in litigation against leading US hedge funds. Other clients include Stopanska Banka, Komercijalna Banka and KPMG. The team was bolstered by the arrival of senior associate Max Hetterscheidt from Allen & Overy LLP  in February 2018 and Berend Reuder from Houthoff in August 2018.