Mr Frans Haak > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Stek
Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Frans Haak photo

Work Department

Finance

Position

Frans Haak is a partner in Stek’s finance group. He specialises in large domestic and cross-border financing transactions. His key focus is leveraged finance in the mid-markets and corporate finance in the mid-markets and of large corporates. Key clients in this area are ABN Amro Bank, ING Bank, Rabobank, NIBC Bank and Deutsche Bank.

Career

2008: Stek (partner since 1 January 2011); 2005: ABN Amro Bank; 2001: Houthoff Buruma.

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

Netherlands Bar, 2001

Education

Utrecht University, Grotius Law Academy

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Stek fields a ‘great’ and ‘very commercial’ team, which is best known for its work on mid-market corporate lending and acquisition financings. Recent highlights include advising Standard Investment on the financing of its acquisition of Riedel from dairy company Friesland Campina, and acting for Boels, a rental company, on its growth refinancing of €2.8m. The ‘excellentMaarten van der Graaf, Herman Wamelink, Frans Haak and Sharon Kaufmann lead the practice.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Stek‘s team is ‘pro-active and cooperative‘ and ‘thinks in possibilities‘.  Core strengths include corporate lending, healthcare financings and project financings. A major client is Rabobank, which the team advised on an acquisition finance transaction for Avedon of its double acquisition of Visions Connected and Viju. Key names include Maarten van der Graaf, Herman Wamelink, Frans Haak and Sharon Kaufmann, who are heads of team.