Mr Berend Reuder > Stek > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile

Leidseplein 29
1017 PS Amsterdam
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Work Department

Competition and regulated markets / Dispute resolution


Berend Reuder is partner in the practice group Competition and Regulated Markets. Berend specializes in Dutch, EU and Curacao competion law, with a focus on merger control, the cartel prohibition and the prohibition on abuse of dominance. His merger control expertise includes both merger notification procedures and sanction procedures relating to late notification of a transaction (gun jumping). With respect to cartels and dominance, Berend’s expertise inclues compliance related questions, unannounced inspections by the authorities (dawn raids), leniency and fining procedures. He represents clients in both civil and administrative proceedings.


Law (2006); Economics (2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Stek’s team remains a key name for antitrust litigation across the financial, travel, audit and energy sectors, among others. Co-heads Jan Bart van de Hel and Gerben Smit are acting for an Intertrust Group affiliate, as issuer of notes in a €635m transaction, in litigation against leading US hedge funds. Other clients include Stopanska Banka, Komercijalna Banka and KPMG. The team was bolstered by the arrival of senior associate Max Hetterscheidt from Allen & Overy LLP  in February 2018 and Berend Reuder from Houthoff in August 2018.

Netherlands > EU and competition

Within: Next Generation Partners -

Berend Reuder


Praised for its ‘sound industry knowledge and professionalismHouthoff’s team further stands out for its ‘specific industry knowledge and high-quality associates‘. Enforcement and technology-related competition issues are key strengths. Group head Weyer VerLoren van Themaat is representing VBO Makelaar, an association of realtors, in civil proceedings before the court of Amsterdam against Funda, the dominant online real estate portal in the Netherlands. Counsel Gerrit Oosterhuis, who has ‘a solid legal knowledge combined with a very pragmatic and hands-on approach‘, is representing a Dutch-listed food and consumer goods wholesaler on its proposed acquisition of Heineken’s wholesale operations. Laura Parrett left for professorship at Utrecht University in December 2017.  Berend Reuder joined Stek as a partner in July 2018.