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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. Additionally handles corporate transactions with a significant presence in the technology sector, assisting with a range of investment strategies. Continues to act for a number of private equity houses with considerable activity relating to fund formation.

Strengths

Clients highlight that the team is "extremely dedicated and focused, always putting the client first," and the lawyers have "a deep understanding of deal dynamics and the potential risks."

Other clients praise the team for being "efficient, pragmatic and responsive."

Work highlights

Acted for Fortino Capital on a number of investments in Belgian technology companies totalling EUR20 million.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe David Dessers as a "very pleasant, hands-on and creative" lawyer who "always finds a workaround." He acts on a range of corporate transactions and venture capital mandates, with particular expertise in technology start-up companies. He recently acted for Hummingbird Ventures on various cross-border investments.

Pieter Capiau advises emerging technology companies on venture rounds, while also acting on behalf of serial investors. One client appreciates that he is "always available and very flexible," while another interviewee describes him as "an innovative deal maker."