Mr David Dessers > Cresco Advocaten > Antwerp, Belgium > Lawyer Profile

Cresco Advocaten
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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.

Lawyer Rankings

Belgium > Industry focus: IT and telecoms

With ‘great expertise in the start-up and scale-up fields‘, Antwerp-based boutique Cresco Advocaten advises technology sector companies, technology-enabled companies and venture capital funds on corporate, commercial, IP and contentious matters. The group’s sector focus spans the ICT, cleantech, medtech and digital health industries. Corporate and venture capital expert David Dessers heads up the practice, which includes senior associate Olivier Van Raemdonck, who focuses on commercial transactions.

Belgium > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Antwerp-based business law boutique Cresco Advocaten specialises in assisting entrepreneurs, emerging companies and investors with transactions, and attracts praise for providing ‘fast, no-nonsense‘ advice. The group has been particularly active in the technology, IT, biotech and data analytics sectors. Managing partner and ‘great negotiatorDavid Dessers leads the team, which includes Pieter Capiau, who focuses on the technology arena, and Filip De Schouwer, who has particular experience in the hospitality sector.