Ms Sharon Kaufmann > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
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Sharon Kaufmann is a partner in Stek’s finance group. She specializes in banking and finance with a focus on hospital financing, project financing and real estate and asset based financing transactions. Key clients in this area are ABN Amro Bank, BNG, Deutsche Bank, ING Bank and Rabobank. Before she joined Stek in 2012, Sharon was an associate in the banking & finance and insolvency departments at Houthoff Buruma. Sharon regularly teaches, amongst others in the field of insolvency law.


2012: Stek (partner since 1 July 2017); 2006: Houthoff Buruma


Dutch, English


Netherlands Bar, 2006


University of Amsterdam (UvA), Grotius Law Academy (Finance and security rights)

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.