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

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
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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.


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


Dutch, English


Netherlands Bar, 2001


Utrecht University, Grotius Law Academy

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Stek is highly active in the field of leveraged and acquisition financing, primarily for Dutch corporates, with a strong track record in the healthcare sector. The team is led by Maarten van der Graaf, Herman Wamelink, Frans Haak and Sharon Kaufmann, with van der Graaf and Wamelink focusing mainly on the firm’s cross-border work in collaboration with international firms.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

Stek remains highly active in the Dutch lending market, particularly for domestic clients, frequently acting for several of the largest banks including ING, Rabobank, and ABN Amro. Key figures within the team include leveraged financing specialist Herman WamelinkMaarten van der Graaf, who is frequently involved in matters with a cross-border nexus, Frans Haak and Sharon Kaufmann, who is highly active in the healthcare sector.