Post-COVID-19 – Les écueils du financement par les fonds de venture capital

En ces temps mouvementés, de nombreuses start-up/scale-up à forte croissance se verront contraintes de réinjecter du sang neuf afin de pallier le cash « burné » donc l’impact s’est vu accentué par la diminution de rentrées financières.

L’objectif de cette note est de dresser un portrait succinct de la clause dite de liquidation préférentielle ainsi que d’aborder certains écueils que celle-ci pourrait représenter pour les actionnaires dans le cadre d’un exit futur.

Pour plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à contacter notre Corporate/M&A team.

 

Impact inattendu en droit des sociétés de la nouvelle législation belge relative aux clauses abusives dans les contrats d’entreprise

Cette semaine, Sandro Christiaens (Junior Associate Corporate / M&A) a apporté sa première contribution à la doctrine juridique. Au sein de son article, publié par le Rechtskundig Weekblad, Sandro effectue une analyse du champ d’application de la nouvelle réglementation belge relative aux clauses abusives dans les contrats B2B sous l’angle du droit des sociétés.

Etant donné que les nouvelles règles s’appliquent à tous les contrats d’entreprise (à quelques exceptions près), cela peut notamment avoir un impact sur les conventions d’actionnaires. En outre, il est intéressant d’analyser en quoi et dans quelle mesure les statuts et, en général, le droit des sociétés, sont affectés par ces nouvelles règles.

L’opportunité d’une telle application extensive est toutefois sujette à débats.

Référence : S. Christiaens, « Vennootschapsrechtelijke bedenkingen bij de B2B-Wet van 4 april 2019 », R.W. 2020, n°39, pp. 1554-1557.

Laurius ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Legal 500 has released its 2020 ranking of Europe’s most prominent law firms. We are proud to announce that Laurius has been ranked as one of Belgium’s leading law firms. A warm thank you to our clients for their wonderful comments and to our team for all the hard work!

Some client testimonials

‘Professionals with the quality of the global firms, but with more feeling for the individual client and the local practices.’

‘What makes Laurius stand out is the rare combination of being a highly professional, yet very approachable law firm. The team is always accessible and ready to assist, even on short notice.’

‘Key strengths of the team are client focus, solution focus with the basis of knowledge and technical creativity.’

All partners are recommended within Legal 500 in their respective practice areas.

Gouvernance et responsabilité des organes de gestion durant l’épidémie Covid-19

Quel est l’impact du Covid-19 sur la gouvernance de votre entreprise ? Quelles sont les responsabilités auxquelles doivent faire face les organes de gestion ?

Laurius se fera un plaisir de vous aider pour toutes questions que vous pourriez avoir pendant cette crise sanitaire.

Nous vous invitons à prendre connaissance de la note complète rédigée à cet effet.

Pour plus d’informations, n’hésitez pas à contacter l’un de nos avocats.

 

Laurius ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

We are proud to announce that Laurius has been ranked in the Chambers Europe 2020 guide for its Corporate M&A practice and that Bert Luyten (Dispute Resolution) and Dirk Wellens (Corporate/M&A) are both individually ranked.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Bert Luyten (individually ranked) is described by Chambers as best known for assisting shareholders and corporations with commercial litigation and handling disputes concerning defamation and abuse of state aid. Clients describe Bert as “not only a top lawyer but also very committed and pleasant to work with.”

CORPORATE M&A

Our Corporate M&A practice has been ranked in the Corporate M&A overview and is described by Chambers as best known for its advice to clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and sales, in addition to corporate restructurings. Clients applaud the practice’s « excellent value for money and clear and straightforward advice ».

Dirk Wellens (individually ranked) focuses on sales and acquisitions, particularly within the real estate and construction sectors. He also handles pan-European restructurings. He is valued by clients for his “in-depth technical knowledge, creativity and personality.”

Click here to see our Chambers profile and rankings.

Buysse & Partners élargit son portefeuille immobilier iconique avec l’achat de Glaverbel

Laurius a conseillé Buysse & Partners Smart Assets NV (BPSA), la branche immobilière de la société d’investissement Buysse & Partners, dans le cadre de l’acquisition de l’immeuble emblématique de Glaverbel à Watermael-Boitsfort.  La branche immobilière de Buysse & Partners possède, entre autres, la tour BP dans le ‘expowijk’ à Anvers et le bâtiment CBR, où se trouve le célèbre concept de collaboration Fosbury & Sons.  L’été dernier, BPSA a vendu l’emblématique bâtiment Hilton sur la Groenplaats à Anvers.

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We’re attending #MIPIM2020!

Michael Bollen and Dirk Wellens will attend Mipim 2020 and look forward to catching up. Please feel free to reach out.

Laurius ranked in Chambers Global 2020

We are proud to announce that Laurius has been ranked in the Chambers Global 2020 guide for its Corporate M&A practice and that Bert Luyten (Dispute Resolution) and Dirk Wellens (Corporate/M&A) are both individually ranked.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Bert Luyten (individually ranked) is described by Chambers as best known for assisting shareholders and corporations with commercial litigation and handling disputes concerning defamation and abuse of state aid. Clients describe Bert as « not only a top lawyer but also very committed and pleasant to work with. »

CORPORATE M&A

Our Corporate M&A practice has been ranked in the Corporate M&A overview and is described by Chambers as best known for its advice to clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and sales, in addition to corporate restructurings.

Dirk Wellens (individually ranked) focuses on sales and acquisitions, particularly within the real estate and construction sectors. He also handles pan-European restructurings. He is valued by clients for his « in-depth technical knowledge, creativity and personality. »

ESAS acquires Spitters

Laurius assisted ESAS with the acquisition of Spitters, a key player in the Netherlands telecom market. With this acquisition, ESAS reinforces its expertise and presence in the Benelux to offer end-to-end solutions in the ‘Internet of Things’ sector as well as its strong market leadership position in the field. The ESAS Group offers complete and leading (remote and on-site) IoT services and tools.  It has a strong track record of organic and acquisitive growth, integrating and optimizing various businesses.

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