All what you need to start up against a fixed fee.
This service may be eligible for a governmental subsidy.
We help you to define your objectives and your initial legal needs and set up a tailor-made package, anticipating your legal needs on a specific period of time. This package can include any of the services described on this start-up service page.
Maintenance of any items covered by the Initial Structuration can be included (Q&A, adaptation following a change of legislation).
In Belgium, the Regions have subsidies programs to incentive the start-up of businesses. We draw up a detailed service offer allowing you to apply for subsidies.
Few startups have the means to finance themselves. Therefore, many of them have to resort to a foreign investment.
We advise them on the best ways to approach this strategic step in order to remain, as far as possible, at the
orders for their entrepreneurial project.
We provide them with all the legal techniques that optimise the chances of achieving this objective (shareholders agreement, selection of the appropriate legal vehicle, etc.) while favouring a simple and effective solution.
We check the existence of possible barriers to the development of a new activity and advise our clients on the best way to navigate within the framework existing legislation.
This step is generally essential for startups. First of all, it is common that the activity developed is innovative. He sometimes the legislator has not yet really legislated in this area. Then, this step is usually the condition sine qua non to the validation of a business plan, the success of a fundraising campaign and the the development of good contracts.
A good protection of your sensitive data, patents, trademarks, copyrights,… undeniably allows a better valuation of your company. The intellectual property services we provide will allow you to protect your know-how and thus maintain an advantage over your competitors. It is also essential to sign confidentiality agreements when you enter into sensitive discussions and negotiations with third parties.
Such as simple financial claim collection, coordination with other advisors, access to your files via our Customers Web Access, systematic filling of documents into a database, accessible by you via our CWA, access to our programs.
Many other possibilities, including any item covered in our scaling up, troubleshooting, on demand and coaching services.
We are always available to provide you with sound advice during conferences calls, meetings, explanatory videos, etc. Our opinions are visual, complete and adapted to all audiences.
We have also developed a knowledge portal on which you can access a lot of information 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. It is also possible to request coaching sessions for the training of your employees.
We answer any specific request legal services, in addition to the Initial Structuration or Recurring Subscription.
We make sure to define the modalities of delivery of our advice in a Project Definition, specifying all terms and conditions of intervention.
We defend the interests of our clients and represent them before all substantive courts in all commercial and corporate matters. In addition to preventing and avoiding disputes, we favour alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, conciliation, arbitration and mediation) as much as possible. We are working together to develop a strategy for defense adapted to the stakes. As a preventive measure, we assist you in your commercial negotiations and draw your attention to ways to reduce the likelihood of legal disputes. We are able to offer a fixed price intervention if necessary.
Our advice extends to other aspects essential to an entrepreneurial project (such as taxation, intellectual property protection, GDPR, or labour law), directly and/or with the assistance of specialists.
Members of our firm are also available to assist our clients with matters of interest to business leaders and their families (including family law where applicable).
We draft all your legal documents in order to manage your relationships with your partners, suppliers, customers, collaborators, etc. A good agreement is the assurance of a healthy collaboration.
Some believe that the drafting of complete legal documents is not an absolute necessity. However, it is essential! For example, in the context of legal due diligence, it is not uncommon for the potential buyer to refuse to acquire the company because of poorly drafted contracts (= legal risk).
Having sound agreements often requires a fair amount of preparation and a good negotiation.
In the context of a court proceedings, long trial can in some cases represent a higher cost than the stakes of the dispute. It may therefore be useful to negotiate away from the competent courts, if necessary in the context of conciliation or mediation. Our lawyers are used to conducting this type of negotiation in their area of expertise. Some even say that in some cases, it is better to get a bad agreement than a good trial.
A young company needs funds to develop and achieve profitability. Often, it will proceed with what are called fundraising events. These can be both private funds (banks or private equity) and public funds (subsidies).
The mechanisms used are multiple:
Bank loan ;
Private loan ;
Contribution of an amount in exchange for a stake in the capital (private equity);
When you rent products whose purchase cost weights on your business’ finances, it may be interesting to imagine a leasing mechanism with a third party (bank, partner, etc.), the “leaser”. The latter will acquire the property and pay the price, with your client being responsible for paying rents, plus interest. a good leasing can be a win-win situation.
Companies whose ambition is to develop their activities and increase their financial strength often proceed by buying other companies or certain assets from other companies. All operations related to these mechanisms are often referred to as “Mergers & Acquisitions”.
Our lawyers are at your disposal to assist you in these mechanisms which can be particularly complex and/or risky, and which it is preferable to secure from a legal point of view given the financial stakes that this can represent.
Companies may experience internal blockages due to conflicts between their shareholders or directors. The legal provisions organise procedures to get out of these blocking situations.
To avoid procedures that can be cumbersome and costly, it may be preferable to sign, from the outset of the association, a shareholders’ agreement that will limit the risk or find solutions to avoid these blocking situations. We advise you both in the drafting of shareholder agreements (upstream) and in litigation before the courts (downstream).
Your company may experience some cash flow difficulties. There are mechanisms that allow you to benefit from a stay and avoid bankruptcy, if necessary to negotiate a settlement plan with your creditors. This is the procedure for judicial reorganisation by collective agreement. We are at your side to advise you throughout the procedure and in negotiations with your creditors.
When a company is in a state of suspension of payment and its credit is shaken, it risks being declared bankrupt (by confession or summons). We also assist you in all your dealings with the curator appointed by the Tribunal.
Your clients may also be declared bankrupt or initiate legal reorganisation proceedings or collective debt settlement.
We help you to declare your claims via the appropriate platforms and ensure that your rights are respected by following up with mediators, receivers or companies admitted to judicial reorganisation proceedings.