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

A mid-sized but growing team at Stek comprises four experienced partners including co-heads of practice Jan Bart van de Hel and Gerben Smit, described as ‘both great lawyers and litigators‘. The practice has expanded considerably at associate level during the past year, in keeping with some impressive client gains, while its standout strength in competition law litigation is evidenced in its continued work on behalf of LitFin in the trucks cartel matter.