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: lender or arranger side

As well as assisting with acquisitions and leveraged finance, Stek‘s team, which stands out for its ‘commercial‘ approach and ‘good sense of judgement‘, also advises on general corporate lending and asset-based financing. Sharon Kaufmann advised longstanding clients ABN Amro and BNG Bank on the €95m financing of Stichting de Opbouw, which provides care for the elderly and disabled, showcasing the team’s particular focus on the healthcare sector. Herman WamelinkFrans Haak and Maarten van der Graaf, who is ‘a real pleasure to work with‘, jointly head the team with Kaufmann.

Netherlands > Banking and finance: Borrower side

Stek houses a finance practice which is strong on acquisition and leveraged financing, financing work in the health and energy sectors, and local counsel work for high-profile international law firms and large corporates. Key lawyers include Maarten van der GraafFrans HaakSharon Kaufmann, and Herman Wamelink.