News – General corporate and securities matters
23 April 2018
Cresco is proud to announce that it has once again been ranked in all of its core practice areas in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000, moving up for the fourth consecutive year since its launch. The following seven lawyers are recognized as leading practitioners in the fields of corporate, M&A, banking, finance, capital markets, IT and telecoms, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution.
- David Dessers
- Filip De Schouwer
- Pieter Capiau
- Tessa Gijbels
- Natalie Lemense
- Yannick Verrycke
- Steven Daems
Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500and IFLR 1000 conduct research on the legal markets across the globe and are considered to be the most prestigious worldwide legal rankings. These rankings are compiled by international research teams on the basis of in-depth feedback of the market, clients and peers.
Rankings a validation of Cresco’s strategy
The accolades serve as a continued validation of Cresco’s mission statement, which is to stand out as a premier law firm for entrepreneurs, companies and investors:
“Boutique practice known best for its high-quality niche in venture capital transactions, particularly those involving start-ups and entrepreneurs, with a notable presence in the technology sector. Continues to attract an impressive array of new clients in the technology, venture capital and private equity sectors.”
“Cresco is a popular choice for start-ups, where it advises entrepreneurs, growth companies and investors on a range of corporate activities.”
“Belgian firm Cresco is known as a strong mid-market boutique practice, recognized for its strength in the M&A space especially. It is particularly active in the tech space, where it often works with entrepreneurs and startups.”
The firm’s continued aim is to provide total client satisfaction by exceeding clients’ expectations, of which the following client quotes serve as testimony:
- Expertise, quality and availability
“highly regarded and experienced” and “know the trends before they hit the market”
“ability to handle ‘complex transactions where you need to demonstrate certain skills to close the deal.’” and “first point of contact for anything related to tech and start-ups"
“very experienced advisers in the start-up and venture capital field" and“provides ‘an excellent service’”
“clients highlight the team’s ‘availability’” and “legal advice that is practical and takes into account the business environment and goals”
- Efficiency and innovation
“clients highlight the team’s ‘responsiveness and pro-activeness’ among its major strengths” and “will not lengthen negotiations with minor issues, but will still pay attention to the details in a transaction”
"creative, pragmatic and results-oriented"and "diligent, competent, and dedicated"
"very pragmatic" and "good in negotiations in terms of pushing forward the interests of the client."
“speedy and professional treatment of questions, pro-active approach” and“will really go the extra mile"
“we receive excellent personal attention from the partners and senior associates”
They also serve as testimony to the long-term relationships Cresco has built and will continue to build with its clients as trusted counsel throughout the life cycle of their businesses.
The full rankings are reproduced on the Awardspage of our website.