Start-ups and scale-ups are market leaders in terms of innovation and added value to the market. Due to their innovative capacity, they often operate in uncharted waters, facing issues at the cutting edge of their respective sectors as well as legal issues.

In this new environment it is even more important that start-ups and scale-ups obtain sound legal advice as early as possible, be it to help navigate the ever increasing complex regulatory context or to set up proper legal structures from the outset to avoid issues later on. Even where financial resources are often fully dedicated to growth, that legal advice from the beginning is crucial. This is why Liedekerke uses an approach that supports, rather than frustrates, the growth of start-ups and scale-ups through innovative and flexible fee arrangements tailored to the needs of your business.

Our Offer

We assist start-ups, scale-ups and their investors, on negotiating and documenting all aspects linked to their growth, ranging from:

  • Founders’ advice (equity split/ownership structure, salaries);

  • Assistance in the of investments and exits;

  • Managing shareholder relations;

  • Intellectual property advice;

  • The setting-up of management incentive plans;

  • Employment law advice (employee contracts, freelancers,...)

  • Confidentiality agreements;

  • Advice on the setting-up of distribution networks;

  • General contracting advice;

  • Setting up a distribution network;

  • Assisting with negotiations;

  • Advising on direct marketing frameworks;

  • Advising on employees’ incentives and corporate housekeeping.

Liedekerke offers start-ups and scale-ups access to a comprehensive legal expertise with specialists from all legal fields in a dedicated team.

Our Relevant Experience

  • Assisting on a continuous basis various Start-Up companies as part of Europe’s Nr.1 University-linked tech Start-Up Accelerator IMEC-iStart

  • Assisting two separate VC and PE firms in their investment in Belgian unicorn Deliverect, helping restaurants with online ordering services through its cloud software, as part of a USD 65 million Series C equity financing round.

  • Assisting an electric vehicle producer in the employment law aspects of the start-up for their activities in Belgium. Specifically, advising on the various obligations to be observed by employers in Belgium, drafting the required documentation and the actual implementation of the drafted company work rules.

  • Assisting Colruyt Group with its investment in a start-up meal delivery company.

  • Assisting Felyx, a successful scale-up offering shared electric scooters, in connection with the acquisition of certain business assets.

  • Assisting Spadel in its investment in Contaynor, a Belgian startup dedicated to environmentally friendly home delivery.

  • Assisting Australian listed company RightCrowd on its successful acquisition of TICTO, a new and groundbreaking Belgian start-up in the field of security and presence control

  • Assisting the shareholders of LearnCore, the leading provider of sales training and coaching software, acquired by the Belgian unicorn Showpad, the industry’s first integrated sales enablement platform.

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