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Cresco enters the prestigious Legal 500 rankings in five practice areas

Cresco has been propelled into the prestigious independent legal rankings guide Legal 500. Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research program revised every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in 106 jurisdictions.

Cresco immediately enters the rankings with strong endorsements of clients and peers.  Only eleven months after its foundation our firm is acclaimed by Legal 500 as a recommended firm in the following five practice areas: Corporate and M&A, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Information Technology, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate.

Cresco’s five partners are recommended in these practice areas as leading lawyers.

Legal 500 recommendations – 2015 Edition

Banking, finance and capital markets

Founded in 2014 and comprising four partners and four associates, Cresco Advocaten provides ‘excellent service’ in banking and finance matters. Managing partner David Dessers has established a substantial client base, with a focus on the technology sector, venture capital companies, and corporate investors in start-up companies. Pieter Capiau is also recommended.

Corporate and M&A

Cresco Advocaten is a freshly founded firm. The 12-lawyer team ‘has a wealth of experience’ and ‘goes the extra mile’. Recent work includes assisting the Flemish government with a transaction, transferring five non-profit organisations to a separate foundation. Managing partner David Dessers is ‘extremely committed’, Filip De Schouwer has ‘great people skills’, and Pieter Capiau is also recommended.

Dispute resolution

Cresco Advocaten handles a broad range of corporate, commercial, insolvency and real estate litigation. Practice head Natalie Lemense is recommended.

Information technology

Founded in 2014 by David Dessers and Filip De Schouwer, Cresco Advocaten quickly gained a reputation as an ‘outstanding’ team with specialist expertise in the technology sector. The firm assisted HomeLab with compliance issues prior to the launch of its e-platform. Dessers and De Schouwer are recommended.

Real estate

Cresco Advocaten, founded in 2014, is valued for providing ‘proactive’ support and ‘great value for money’. The team counts catering group Autogrill and Axa Belgium among its key clients. Managing partner Filip De Schouwer and Tessa Gijbels are recommended.

Rankings a clear and solid validation of Cresco’s strategy

The entire Cresco team is very pleased with the accolades for each cornerstone practice area of the firm.

These rankings are a validation of our mission to provide total client satisfaction by exceeding expectations of expertise, quality, innovation, responsiveness, tenacity, accountability and personal service. They also serve as testimony to the long-term relationships we build with our clients as trusted counsel throughout the life cycle of their businesses.

More information on the rankings can be found on the Legal 500 website – 2015 Edition


For any further information on Cresco, its capabilities and service offerings, please contact any of our partners:

David Dessers, Filip De Schouwer, Pieter Capiau, Tessa Gijbels or Natalie Lemense.

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