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Pieter Capiau

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Cresco Advocaten

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Corporate and M&A - Venture Capital


Pieter Capiau’s practice focuses on representing technology companies throughout their growth cycle, from start-ups to large public companies. Among other aspects of his practice, Pieter represents domestic and international clients in venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, innovation counseling and complex corporate issues and transactions, such as strategic collaborations and off-balance sheet financings. Pieter also counsels companies on day-to-day general corporate and legal matters. In addition to representing a number of venture-backed emerging technology and growth companies, Pieter also has extensive experience representing venture capital investors and funds in connection with venture equity investments.


Prior to becoming a partner at Cresco in 2015, Pieter was senior associate in the corporate and transactions department of Ambos NBGO (2006-2014).


Dutch, English and French


Member of the Antwerp Bar


Master of Law (UA, 2005) Master of corporate law (KUB/KUL, 2007) Master of business law (UA, 2009) Postgraduate in corporate finance (KUL, 2008) Postgraduate in venture capital (UCLA, 2012)


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Cresco Advocaten’s team provides ‘legal advice that is practical and takes into account the business environment and goals’. It is well known for its work in the venture capital space, and acts as finance and capital markets counsel for fund managers, entrepreneurs and growth companies. Fintech is another area of expertise. David Dessers, Pieter Capiau and senior associate Yannick Verrycke are noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cresco Advocaten is a popular choice for start-ups, where it advises entrepreneurs, growth companies and investors on a range of corporate activities. The ‘extremely knowledgeableDavid Dessers and Pieter Capiau are ‘highly regarded and experienced’.

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Belgium: Industry focus

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Cresco Advocaten provides ‘an excellent service’ and ‘knows the trends before they hit the market’. It is well known for its start-up practice and also advises venture capital funds and well-established companies. In recent work, David Dessers advised an Antwerp-based start-up on the licensing of its technology to a distributor in Asia. Pieter Capiau is also noted.

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