Mr Eelco Bijkerk > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Stek
Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Eelco Bijkerk photo

Work Department

Corporate/M&A

Position

Eelco is a specialist in corporate law. He advises private equity firms, corporates and financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other corporate law issues. He also regularly works with international law firms on cross-border transactions. Eelco has particular expertise in private equity transactions and regularly acts for a number of leading Dutch mid-market private equity funds.

Career

2015: partner Stek
2011: senior associate Stek
2006: associate Allen & Overy LLP

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

Netherlands Bar (2006)

Education

University of Groningen.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a

Stek‘s team head Eelco Bijkerk, together with Dierik Cras and Maarten van der Graaf, advise private equity houses, corporates, and financial institutions on M&A and broader corporate law, as well as restructurings. ‘The hands-on attention from the partners results in high-quality legal work with the courage to be pragmatic’. The ‘proactive‘ Bijkerk is acknowledged for providing clients ‘with the comfort that nothing is left behind which should have been dealt with‘. In the renewable energy market, Cras advised the shareholders of Lagerwey, the wind turbines manufacturer, on the sale of their shares to Enercon of Germany.

Netherlands > Private equity

Clients praise Stek for delivering ‘partner attention whenever it’s needed’ and for providing ‘a good balance between legal knowledge and business interest‘. In recent work, Eelco Bijkerk acted for Rotterdam Port Fund on its investment in Tagpoint and assisted Bencis Capital Partners with the sale of a packaging company to Jindal. Dierik Cras, who is noted for his ‘sharp brain‘, is advising Ponooc on the sale of its wind turbines portfolio company. Maarten van der Graaf and senior associate Malu Dijkstra are other names to note.