Mr Herman Wamelink > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Stek
Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Herman Wamelink photo

Work Department

Finance

Position

Herman Wamelink is a Partner in Stek’s finance group, specialising in large domestic and cross-border financing transactions, acting for both financiers and borrowers. Herman has extensive experience in leveraged finance, project finance and general corporate lending in the mid-market/large corporates segment and has advised on multiple asset based financings. Key clients include ABN AMRO Bank, ING Bank, Rabobank, NIBC, BNG Bank and Deutsche Bank Nederland.

Career

2014, Stek partner 2012, Norton Rose Fulbright, partner 2001, Allen & Overy, counsel 1997, Boekel de Nerée, associate 1995, ABN AMRO Bank

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

Netherlands Bar, 1997

Education

Groningen University, Grotius Law Academy

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Project finance and PFI

Stek assists with the negotiating and drafting of finance and project documentation, often working alongside foreign firms and local counsel on multi-jurisdictional and domestic mid-market financing transactions. Biomass, solar and geotherm project financing are the main areas of activity. Key contacts Herman Wamelink and Sharon Kaufmann have ‘extensive experience’ in the sector. Reijnoud Homveld is also noted.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional

Stek’s energy and utilities team offers a mix of regulatory, transactional and project finance capabilities. It is well-placed to handle M&A and energy contracts. The group is also sought out in energy projects, and has recently been involved in a variety of renewables projects, in particular; the scope of its experience includes solar, wind, biomass and geothermal developments. Reijnoud Homveld acts for energy companies, financial institutions, and equity funds and investors, on transactions, joint ventures and projects. Herman Wamelink and Sharon Kaufmann handle financing matters. Jeroen Timmermans is another name to note.

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.