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David Dessers

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Cresco Advocaten

Work Department

Corporate and M&A - Venture Capital


David Dessers is an experienced business lawyer with a strong focus on the technology sector. David frequently assists entrepreneurs and companies in their business and fundraising activities, working with entrepreneurs and senior management during all stages of the private company lifecycle including start-up, seed funding, venture capital and debt financing, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as employment, equity incentive, contracting and intellectual property needs. David represents venture capital and private equity funds, fund sponsors and limited partners in structuring the funds and raising capital, undertaking daily management and compliance activities, as well as structuring, negotiating and closing investments and divestments of portfolio companies. David furthermore represents acquirers, targets and sponsors in public and private mergers and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, strategic equity investments, spin-offs and corporate control contests across multiple industries.


Founded Cresco Advocaten in 2014 as managing partner. Prior to being managing partner at Cresco, David was partner of Ambos NBGO Advocaten (2010-2014), founding partner of Consilio Partners (2007-2009), an advisory firm specialized in assisting small and large companies in setting up their (family) governance and control structures. Prior to Consilio David served as managing director at Fortis Intertrust Governance Advisory (2005-2007), as corporate legal counsel at Capco (1999-2005), an international technology company, and as associate corporate and financial law at Loeff Claeys Verbeke (currently Allen & Overy) (1996-1999).


Dutch, French, English and Spanish.


Antwerp Bar


David holds a Law degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven as well as an LLM in Law & Economics from the University of Oxford, Hamburg and Rotterdam.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Cresco Advocaten has ‘a target-oriented, hands-on approach’. Handling lending and borrowing transactions as well as regulatory matters, the firm has a sizeable and growing client base, which mainly comprises entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors. Pieter Capiau has ‘excellent experience in venture capital transactions’. David Dessers is also a key contact.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘proactive and accessible’ team at Cresco Advocaten advises entrepreneurs, start-up companies and investors. Recent work includes assisting Projective with the sale of a controlling stake to Wincor Nixdorf. David Dessersimpresses with his business insight’, and Pieter Capiau is ‘an efficient negotiator’. Filip De Schouwer and Tessa Gijbels are also recommended.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Focusing on start-up companies, Cresco Advocatenunderstands the technological and business aspects behind a transaction’, and its ‘simply outstanding lawyers’ have ‘an eye for detail’. The firm assisted the Flemish government with reaching an IT agreement with Securitas. David Dessers is ‘extremely dedicated and versatile’; Pieter Capiau is another name to note.

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