Cresco Advocaten

Lange Kievitstraat 118-120
2018 Antwerpen

Cresco is a premier business law firm focused on providing business law advice and counsel to entrepreneurs, emerging, growth and established companies and various types of investors, including private equity investors, venture capitalists and strategic corporate investors.

Cresco has market-leading capabilities and thorough experience in private equity and venture capital, emerging and growth companies, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, technology and innovation counseling, entrepreneur and executive guidance, complex commercial agreements, real estate and dispute resolution, as well as in a large variety of operational legal, contractual and strategic matters.

The firm combines international legal know-how with business expertise acquired through extensive in-house experience at leading companies active in a broad range of sectors and industries.

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Corporate | Commercial | Economic

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Corporate, Domestic and International M&A, Venture Capital & Private Equity, Emerging and Growth Companies Practice, Real Estate, Complex Commercial Agreements, Intellectual Property and Innovative Counseling and Dispute Resolution.

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Mr. Filip De Schouwer (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 3 206 75 10

Mr. David Dessers (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 3 206 75 10

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Mr. Filip De Schouwer (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 3 206 75 10

Mr. David Dessers (Managing Partner)
Tel: +32 (0) 3 206 75 10

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New partner at Cresco

Cresco, a premier Belgian law firm for entrepreneurs, companies and investors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yannick Verrycke, as partner, effective from January 1, 2018.

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Cresco assisted Amplidata in its recent USD 21 million capital raising round

Cresco assisted Amplidata in the preparation, negotiation and closing of its most recent USD 21 million Series D capital raising round, consisting of a strategic USD 10 million investment by Western Digital Capital and USD 11 million of follow-on funding from existing investors (including Intel Capital Corporation and Quantum).

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iMinds and Cresco | Business Law Firm join forces to provide legal advice to Femish start-ups

Cresco | Business Law Firm, will be providing legal support to start-ups that participate in the iStart incubation program of iMinds, the digital research center of Flanders (Belgium). The objective is to ensure the start-ups are well prepared for the future, creating awareness for certain sensitivities and potential pitfalls. 

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Launch of Cresco | Business Law Firm

Cresco | Business Law Firm is pleased to announce its launch as the first Belgian and one of the first European business law firms dedicated to the business and legal needs of entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging and established companies and their investors.

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The Belgian national Pledge Register

Ever heard about the Belgian national Pledge Register? It might be useful for your current financing needs!

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Cresco blog – The Brussels International Business Court (BIBC): a new forum for international commercial dispute resolution

The recovery of international commercial debts, nor the resolution of international (commercial) disputes has ever been easy, but with the Brexit approaching (probably rendering the access to British courts more difficult) and the insecurity of its implementation, the need for an international commercial court is imminent.

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New out-of-court procedure for recovery of undisputed B2B receivables

For entrepreneurs, the recovery of receivables serves as an important tool for managing their cash flow. Swift recovery of overdue receivables at a minimal cost is therefore key. Prior to 19 October 2015, entrepreneurs faced with non-payment of overdue receivables, had, in the end, no other option than to introduce costly and time-consuming debt recovery proceedings before Belgian courts. The Belgian legislator has tried to remedy this situation by introducing a new out-of-court procedure relating to the recovery of undisputed but overdue receivables.

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Representations and warranties: tips & tricks

It is standard practice to include representations and warranties in share purchase agreements.  They are crucial in assessing risk allocation between seller and purchaser.  The list of representations and warranties can often be dozens of pages long, and require lengthy – and sometimes – exhausting negotiations.  To make matters worse, the warranties are usually relegated to the annexes, which can lead to a frenzy of last-minute activity, often frustrating to all parties involved.

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