The Legal 500 – Edition 2017
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Laurius’ ‘modern and approachable team’ advised the management team of Xeikon on the sale of its participations in GIMV and Bencis, as well as its reinvestment in Flint Group. Dirk Wellens gives ‘sound, practical advice’; he and David Ryckaert are practice co-heads.
Stefaan Wauman and Karen Vermaere are also recommended.
Bert Luyten and Karen Vermaere are ‘client-friendly’ contacts at Laurius, which is instructed in contentious public procurement matters, and in corporate and commercial litigation. The firm is acting for three Belgium-based investors in a fund-related dispute involving concurrent proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
Laurius deals with all tax aspects of real estate and corporate transactions, financing and agreements, with specialist expertise in estate planning related to family-owned enterprises. Practice head Philippe Hinnekens is ‘always up to date’ with developments.
Inttra acquires Avantida
Avantida, founded in 2013, is a software platform active in the handling of empty containers worldwide . The company, based in Antwerp, is active in more than 7 countries.
The American company Inttra is the largest e-commerce maritime shipping platform for containers in the world.
PMV and Smartfin invested in Newtec
Laurius advised a selling shareholder in the context of the investment by PMV and Smartfin Capital in Newtec (www.newtec.be).