Whether you are in business already or are planning a start-up or even the purchase of an existing business, our team is here to help. In an ever-changing legal environment, it is important to follow the pace of change and keep up with the competition. Our firm offers the full range of corporate and commercial services you need to achieve your goals and succeed.
Corporate and Commercial
- General Corporate
Our general corporate services include maintaining your organization in good standing and in compliance with applicable law. We offer services and advice with respect to the preparation and holding of annual, special and extraordinary meetings of shareholders as well as of board of directors’ meetings. We also can provide advice with respect to maintaining your company or other legal entity in good standing with any regulatory or other authorities, including with respect to any filings and fees required.
- Constitution of Corporate and Legal Entities
Are you looking for advice and help in setting up a limited liability company or a non-profit organization? Brussels is a good place for business and for various reasons Brussels has become a veritable hub for international non-profits and our experts can explain why and examine whether this is good for you. Our team have all the information and advice you need to get you on your way. We will also keep you informed of any developments and changes that could affect your business.
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Geographically Belgium is at the cross-roads of Europe. If many Belgian companies are privately owned small or medium sized enterprises, access to the multi-lingual knowledge and talent available on the Belgian market is gaining in importance. Through years of practice and experience our M&A team have the background, knowledge and skills to advise on your deal whether making a strategic investment on the Belgian market or looking across borders whether for new market opportunities or to consolidate existing relationships. Our firm is used to advise on small to mid-cap transactions or on complex cases in specific sectors involving for example franchise, distribution or retail.
- Restructuring and Reorganisations
When things don’t go as planned or should you need to make structural changes to your business organization, it is key to be well surrounded by professionals who can help. We offer these important services and can also help you restructure your undertakings following changes to taxation or other laws affecting your business.
As part of the services we offer, our specialists, working with our ever-expanding network of professionals, can offer you top-notch tax advice as required to optimize your organization’s tax situation. Tax planning is an important part of business planning and we can help you with this too.
- Commercial Contracts
Businesses require a multitude of agreements and contracts throughout their existence. Contracts range from shareholders’ agreements to agreements with customers, suppliers, distributors, agents, licensors, licensees, debtors, creditors and banks. We can help you sort this all out to your advantage.
- Complex Debt Recovery
Sometimes clients may not pay you as quickly as you would like or have problems honoring their obligations. Many tools are available to help you in such sticky situations and our professionals can tell you about them and help you use these to meet your needs and take some pressure off your shoulders.
- E-Commerce and M-Commerce
In our ever-evolving world of commerce and industry, technical means are more and more important to every successful business. Our team keeps up-to-date with these technical means of commerce and can advise you as to the latest techniques and tools to keep pace with these changes. E-commerce, B2B, B2C or C2C and many others, our specialists can help you take advantage of these developments as well as those yet to come.
- Real Estate
Real estate and property transactions are also central to the operation of any business or household. Our experts can help you with the usual real estate transactions, such as a simple lease or purchase of property as well as the more complex real estate transactions which could be helpful to your business or household.
- Trading Practices and Consumer Protection
Laws and regulations keep piling up and can seem like a nightmare for certain businesses at certain times. Consumer protection laws and regulations continuously evolve and it is important, especially for retail and wholesale sales and/or distribution operations, to keep abreast of this legislation. We can do that for you and advise you as to how you can comply with and remain compliant with all of these laws and their changes throughout the lifetime of your business.