Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Antwerp-based business law boutique Cresco Advocaten specialises in assisting entrepreneurs, emerging companies and investors with transactions, and attracts praise for providing 'fast, no-nonsense' advice. The group has been particularly active in the technology, IT, biotech and data analytics sectors. Managing partner and 'great negotiator' David Dessers leads the team, which includes Pieter Capiau, who focuses on the technology arena, and Filip De Schouwer, who has particular experience in the hospitality sector.
‘Cresco has a very professional way of working. They react swiftly to any questions and provide clear, transparent answers.’
‘Cresco’s advice and work has only ever been exquisite, both in punctuality of delivery and in quality of materials. They have built a strong expertise in start-up & scale-up advisory.’
‘Cresco’s team acts with a client-first mentality in terms of reachability and work prioritization.’
‘Cresco as a legal firm is very business-minded. Pragmatism and speed are key assets.’
‘Great negotiators, they skip the fluff.’
Industry Focus: IT and Telecom
With 'great expertise in the start-up and scale-up fields', Antwerp-based boutique Cresco advises technology sector companies, technology-enabled companies and venture capital funds on corporate, commercial, IP and contentious matters. The group's sector focus spans the ICT, cleantech, medtech and digital health industries. Corporate and venture capital expert David Dessers heads up the practice, which includes senior associate Olivier Van Raemdonck, who focuses on commercial transactions.
‘Senior associate Olivier van Raemdonck has a thorough knowledge of intellectual property rights.’
‘David Dessers and senior associate Olivier Van Raemdonck offer great availability, even on the weekend or in the evening. They are solution-oriented and provide to the point and useful feedback.’
Real Estate and Construction
At Cresco, Filip De Schouwer leads a team which has established strength in acting for a client base of retail, food and beverage and hotel companies across a range of real estate litigation and transactional mandates. Key names include Natalie Lemense, who is noted for her expertise in dispute resolution; and senior associate Steven Daems, who is strong in corporate matters.
Natalie Lemense is the key name at Cresco. The firm reports an uptick in IT litigation, and is also adept at handling corporate, commercial, construction and financial disputes.
Filip De Schouwer
Olivier Van Raemdonck