Recommended Firm

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

Cresco has ‘a target-oriented, hands-on approach’. Handling lending and borrowing transactions as well as regulatory matters, the firm has a sizeable and growing client base, which mainly comprises entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors. Pieter Capiau has ‘excellent experience in venture capital transactions’. David Dessers is also a key contact.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A

The ‘proactive and accessible’ team at Cresco advises entrepreneurs, start- up companies and investors. Recent work includes assisting Projective with the sale of a controlling stake to Wincor Nixdorf. David Dessers ‘impresses with his business insight’, and Pieter Capiau is ‘an efficient negotiator’. Filip De Schouwer andTessa Gijbels are also recommended.

Industry Focus: IT and Telecom

Focusing on start-up companies, Cresco ‘understands the technological and business aspects behind a transaction’, and its ‘simply outstanding lawyers’ have ‘an eye for detail’. The firm assisted the Flemish government with reaching an IT agreement with Securitas. David Dessers is ‘extremely dedicated and versatile’; Pieter Capiauis another name to note.

Real Estate and Construction

Cresco’s ‘highly qualified and diverse team’ has expert knowledge of the hotel sector and green energy projects. Martin’s Hotels was assisted with the takeover of several luxury hotels. The ‘no-nonsense’ Filip De Schouwer and Tessa Gijbels are recommended.

Dispute Resolution

Cresco’s thorough and hands-on’ team is led by Natalie Lemense, who is highly knowledgeable about corporate and commercial cases, such as director’s liability, international distribution and conflicts between shareholders.