Mr Dierik Cras > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
Dierik Cras photo

Work Department

Corporate and M&A.


Dierik is partner and active in corporate and commercial transactions and advice, as well as corporate and commercial litigation. His practice comprises a wide range of national and international clients in various industries. Many of his clients have an entrepeneurial mindset, who appreciate his hand-on mentality.


Co-founder and partner at Stek since 2005. Independent legal adviser from 2000 to 2004. Associate at NautaDutilh (Amsterdam and New York) from 1994 to 2000. Admitted to the Bar in 1994.


Dutch, English.


Netherlands Bar Association, International Bar Association.


Utrecht University (1994). Université Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas).

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.