Our full-service corporate practice is equipped to handle complex corporate issues, including business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, business incorporation and compliance matters. Over the course of the past two decades we have worked with international and domestic public companies, mid-sized and emerging businesses, privately held firms, private equity and investment funds and high net worth individuals across a wide range of industries, both in Belgium and abroad. At Vanbelle, we are more than just a legal advice team: pragmatic business judgment, lots of real industry experience and creative problem solving skills represent all of our work.
Here are some of the services we offer to our clients within this area of law:
Prior to setting up a company, our experts analyze the defined business plan to assess what is the best route for setting up e.g. a private limited company, a limited partnership or joint venture etc., Every project is different and it is vital to know the root of each one in order to be able to provide professional advice. At Vanbelle we have experts in commercial law who advise and guide our clients towards the best option for each particular project, accompanying them towards the creation of their companies and other legal structures in Belgium and abroad from A to Z.
There are a lot of different types of legal contracts for domestic and international use. At Vanbelle we have extensive experience in drafting and interpreting various forms of legal agreements under Belgian and foreign law and such related to business activities, corporate arrangements, real estate operations and service related actions.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
At Vanbelle we have worked on acquisitions, mergers and spin-offs of all types of companies, businesses, assets and production units for private traders and public companies, industrial firms, financial investors as well as private equity funds. Furthermore, we frequently take part in direct multilateral or bilateral negotiations, as well as bidding processes, where if acting as adviser to the promoter, we provide advice on all legal and procedural aspects required for the proper conduct of the process.
We add value through our total commitment to our clients and to achieving their goals, in strict observance of the laws and best practices of each market. In order to accomplish that, we take a hands-on approach, allocating our best resources to each engagement and taking an active role in designing, selecting and implementing the structure of the deal.
Our services range from high-volume, pre-legal debt collection through to all aspects of litigation and insolvency action. We act for organizations of all sizes including large commercial businesses, insurance and utility companies, as well as government departments and local authorities.
Investment Funds and Asset Management
We advise on the structuring, formation, taxation and regulation of all types of investment funds for investments in all types of asset classes. These include traditional as well as alternative asset classes such as real estate, debt, derivatives and other alternative financial instruments, private equity, infrastructure and green energy type investments.
Setting up and running a small business involves risk. It also carries opportunity to thrive and expand. When operating a small business, it is vital to have an experienced counsel to address ongoing legal issues. Vanbelle offers consulting services for small to medium-sized businesses in Belgium and abroad. With more than two decades of experience, firm founder Mr. Jo Vanbelle understands the ongoing legal concerns that arise and how to effectively meet the daily and future needs of a business.
The internet has changed the way all businesses operate today, but it has especially changed retail through e-commerce. Any company that sells products, services or other items online is subject to not only traditional laws, but also a host of legal issues specifically affecting e-commerce. Understanding the range of laws and regulations that apply to e-commerce activities requires a wide breadth of knowledge and experience. This is where Vanbelle comes in.