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Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Croatian

Firm Overview:
Stek is an independent Dutch law firm. The firm was launched in 2005, combining expertise from leading international law firms and high profile in-house positions. Stek brings this expertise and professionalism in a leaner, smaller, direct and more approachable package. Stek distinguishes itself through excellent service via a focused, hands-on personal approach. The firm prides itself in having assembled a top team of lawyers with in-depth legal and sector expertise and commercial awareness with a ‘can-do’ service attitude. The firm’s lawyers work in small teams and the firm ensures partner involvement in all assignments.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Competition & Regulated Markets
■ Corporate
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Finance

General: Stek provides legal services in four practice areas: competition and regulated markets, corporate, dispute resolution and finance. For other specialist areas, Stek offers its clients an integrated, transparent solution by augmenting its own resources with its proven network of external specialists who have been carefully selected to operate at the same level of excellence as its own staff.

Competition & Regulated Markets:
Stek assists its clients with the full range of European and Dutch competition and regulatory matters. The firm is a market leader in the energy sector, and has strong expertise in other regulated markets, such as agrifood, health care, aviation and water. Its lawyers represent companies before various competition authorities, regulators, policy makers and in court.
Contacts: Ruben Elkerbout, Jan Erik Janssen, Berend Reuder

Stek assists its clients in all types of corporate matters, such as M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, private equity and corporate governance. Stek’s commercial work includes all types of commercial contracts. In addition, Stek has a strong niche in aviation and energy and counsels on Dutch Caribbean law.
Contacts: Eelco Bijkerk, Claudia Beele, Dierik Cras, Maarten van der Graaf, Reijnoud Homveld, Ruben Tros, Jasper Stek, Jeroen Timmermans

Dispute Resolution:
Stek represents its clients in administrative and civil courts, in arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Its lawyers have considerable experience in devising effective means of dispute resolution and avoidance of litigation.
Contacts: Dierik Cras, Ruben Elkerbout, Jan Bart van de Hel, Jan Erik Janssen, Gerben Smit, Jasper Stek

Stek represents financial institutions and corporate clients with regard to all aspects of domestic and international financial transactions, from syndicated lending to acquisition finance and trade finance transactions, from structuring investments to providing advice on restructuring and insolvency law transactions and regulatory and compliance issues.
Contacts: Maarten van der Graaf, Frans Haak, Sharon Kaufmann, Herman Wamelink

International Work:
The contacts listed have ample experience in co-ordinating cross-border projects. The firm has become a trusted partner for referral work of leading foreign law firms. Stek does not belong to any formal network, alliance or association.