Mr Maarten van der Graaf > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance.


Maarten is a partner at Stek and focuses on corporate and finance matters. Particularly mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, related (acquisition) financing as well as stand-alone debt financing. Maarten works closely together with leading international law firms on cross-border M&A and finance transactions.


2005: Partner Stek; 2003: Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; 2001: Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore; 1995: Associate NautaDutilh.


Dutch, English.


Netherlands Bar (1995), New York State Bar (1996).


Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tulane Law School (LL.M.), Grotius Securities Law Academy.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Private equity

Stek ‘proves to be a good sparring partner’ for mid-market transactions, acting for Dutch private equity funds, portfolio companies and management teams as well as international funds. The group also receives a variety of cross-border instructions from notable international firms. Key practitioners include Eelco Bijkerk, who handles private equity and venture capital matters, co-founder Maarten van der Graaf and the ‘extremely knowledgeableRuben Tros.

Netherlands > Commercial, corporate and M&a

Stek handles a variety of corporate mandates involving M&A for private equity houses, issues with strategic elements, leasing matters in the energy sector, and cross-border corporate work. The group is also able to assist clients with the competition and finance elements of various transactions. Key practitioners include Eelco Bijkerk, Dierik Cras and Maarten van der Graaf.

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.