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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 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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