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

Stek
Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
Netherlands
Sharon Kaufmann photo

Work Department

Finance

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

Dutch, English

Memberships

Netherlands Bar, 2006

Education

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

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.