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A LEADING LAW FIRM IN THE STARTUP SECTOR
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STRONG EXPERTISE IN M&A
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IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE 
OF THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

MORE TO LAW THAN LAWS

We are a law firm focusing on the main areas of business law. Thanks to our drive and entrepreneurial spirit, we assist our clients in their strategic decisions establishing strong partnerships. We challenge our clients continuously providing them our specific point of view looking beyond the mere application of legislations, since there is more to law than laws.

WHO WE ARE

Moana Colaneri

Founding Partner

Moana specializes in both contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to IP, ICT, advertising and media.
 
Her practice spans the full spectrum of IP services, ranging from initial strategy, searches, freedom to operate and clearance searches through to trademark prosecution, IP litigation, exploitation and licensing work, with the development, review and implementation of IP enforcement and protection strategies throughout.
 
Her areas of expertise include moreover the production and distribution of media content and software as well as doing business on the Internet such as e-commerce, online media and digital marketing.
 
In addition to having worked in a Belgian and international law firm, both market leaders in her areas of expertise (Koan Lorenz and Olswang), Moana has gained experience as an in house counsel which is reflected in her proactive and solution minded approach.
 
Languages: Dutch, English, French and Italian

Thomas Daenen

Founding Partner

Thomas specializes in corporate law, banking and finance, in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
 
With a particular focus on startups and venture capital, Thomas represents his clients daily in a variety of corporate operations including M&A, fundraising, joint ventures and restructuring.
 
In addition, Thomas has developed an in-depth expertise in the banking and finance sector thanks to the work he has done for international companies and credit institutions, more precisely assisting them in the set-up of multi-jurisdictional operations. In this particular sector, he generally advises on securities law, financial services and regulation. Thomas has built an experience in prospectuses (derivatives) and closely follows the latest developments in the FinTech industry.
 
After an LLM in Germany, Thomas has worked in leading law firms in Germany (Linklaters), Luxembourg (NautaDutilh) and Belgium (Koan Lorenz) which enabled him to gain experience across a wide range of jurisdictions (mainly France, Germany, Luxembourg, UK and USA).
 
Languages: French, English, German and Dutch

PRACTICE AREAS

Intellectual Property

We have extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property (IP) transactions, and we combine our legal experience with business and technical knowledge to provide IP transactional services such as:
  • software development and licensing agreements
  • trademark, copyright and patent licensing agreements
  • assignments of technology, know-how and related intellectual property
  • manufacturing agreements
  • reseller and distribution agreements
  • research and development agreements
  • data protection agreements
We also advise our clients on the development and implementation of their IP strategy and assist them in the management of their IP portfolio.

Information & Communication Technology

We assist hardware manufacturers, software developers, system integrators, e-commerce players and suppliers of other ICT-related services – such as consulting, support and maintenance services – and advice them in a broad range of ICT-related matters, including regulation of privacy and data collection rights, e-commerce, electronic signatures, outsourcing and cloud computing.

Corporate Law – M&A

We advise entrepreneurs and investors on how to incorporate and organize their companies and focus in particular on optimizing the set-up of innovative businesses. We counsel our clients in relation to corporate operations and questions pertaining to corporate governance, directors’ liability and the relations between shareholders. We also assist (international) groups in the corporate housekeeping of their (Belgian) entities.
With a very strong expertise in complex operations involving several jurisdictions, we represent a diverse range of domestic and international companies, VC’s and business angels in M&A in addition to fundraising operations and joint ventures.

Banking and Finance

We offer some of the largest domestic banking entities the full range of banking, financial and securities law services and related regulatory matters. We especially assist international clients in relation to Belgian legal aspects of multi-jurisdictional financial operations and the implementation of various kinds of securities. Moreover, we represented clients for the drafting of financial prospectuses.

Commercial Law

We advise and assist our clients on contentious and non-contentious matters in relation to commercial agreements and transactions across different sectors covering licensing, marketing, distribution, franchising, international sales, e-commerce, management and services … In addition, we counsel our clients on matters of unfair trade practices and consumer protection.

SECTORS

TECHNOLOGY


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STARTUPS


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MEDIA - DIGITAL


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Fashion and Luxury


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Banking


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LIFE SCIENCES


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Our dynamic and pragmatic approach developed over the last years has resulted in partnerships with incubators and startup programs for which we often intervene as legal coach.

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