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What the team is known for

Boutique practice known best for its high-quality niche in venture capital transactions, particularly those involving start-ups and entrepreneurs, with a notable presence in the technology sector. Also handles general corporate transactions and M&A, and advises on corporate fund-raising projects for emerging and growth companies. Continues to attract an impressive array of new clients in the technology, venture capital and private equity sectors.

Strengths

One impressed client considers the firm their "first point of contact for anything related to tech and start-ups," and adds: "They are very experienced advisers in the start-up and venture capital field."

Another client praises the team's "proactive and pragmatic" approach and ability to handle "complex transactions where you need to demonstrate certain skills to close the deal."

Work highlights

Advised PMV and SmartFin Capital on their joint acquisition of Newtec. Acted for the shareholders of Parcify on the partial acquisition of the company by bpost.

Significant Clients

imec, Fortino Capital, Teneo, Vortex Capital Partners, Gimv.

Notable practitioners

David Dessers is a "problem solver who will really go the extra mile," according to clients. He is also described as "a good listener who will not lengthen negotiations with minor issues, but will still pay attention to the details in a transaction." He is particularly noted for his expertise in the technology sector, regularly advising venture capital and private equity funds on transactions and investments.

Pieter Capiau advises emerging technology companies and large public companies on a wide range of corporate matters. He has recently advised Projective on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Wincor-Nixdorf. Clients regard him as a "very pragmatic" lawyer who is also "good in negotiations in terms of pushing forward the interests of the client."