Glenn L'hoëst

Senior Associate

Glenn L’hoëst is a busi­ness lawyer with a strong focus on the tech­nol­o­gy sector.

Glenn has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in assist­ing entre­pre­neurs and com­pa­nies in their busi­ness and fundrais­ing activ­i­ties dur­ing all stages of the pri­vate com­pa­ny life­cy­cle includ­ing start-up, seed fund­ing, ven­ture cap­i­tal financ­ing, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, joint ven­tur­ing, and ini­tial pub­lic offer­ings, as well as gen­er­al cor­po­rate advi­so­ry work, intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty needs and com­mer­cial contracting.

Glenn assists ven­ture cap­i­tal funds and pri­vate equi­ty hous­es in struc­tur­ing their funds and rais­ing cap­i­tal, in set­ting up incen­tive mech­a­nisms and car­ried inter­est arrange­ments, as well as in the nego­ti­a­tion and clos­ing of their invest­ments, acqui­si­tions and divest­ments of port­fo­lio companies. 

Glenn advis­es domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al clients with respect to com­plex com­mer­cial trans­ac­tions designed to pro­tect and max­i­mize the val­ue of tech­nol­o­gy assets, includ­ing tech­nol­o­gy licens­es and acqui­si­tions, research and devel­op­ment col­lab­o­ra­tions, joint own­er­ship and com­mer­cial­iza­tion arrange­ments, and cor­po­rate part­ner­ing transactions.

Fur­ther­more, Glenn is the chair­man of IFESE vzw, an aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tute for philo­soph­i­cal and social-sci­en­tif­ic edu­ca­tion and has giv­en a num­ber of guest lec­tures in cor­po­rate law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hasselt.

Expertise

Pri­or to pur­su­ing a career in law, Glenn was part of the found­ing team of two start-up com­pa­nies and pur­sued an inter­na­tion­al career in show jumping.

Pri­or to join­ing Cresco as a Senior Asso­ciate in Octo­ber 2021, Glenn worked as a (man­ag­ing) asso­ciate in the Cor­po­rate and M&A depart­ment of Clif­ford Chance LLP main­ly focus­ing on pri­vate equi­ty trans­ac­tions, and worked as a Cor­po­rate – Tech­nol­o­gy asso­ciate at Cresco. 

Glenn obtained a Mas­ter of Laws degree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Has­selt, qual­i­fied for Top Sport Sta­tus and obtained an LLM in Cor­po­rate and Com­mer­cial Law at Maas­tricht University.

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