Quorum is a boutique law firm, offering specialized legal services to local and international corporations, investors and authorities concerning Corporate, M&A and Tax.

OUR EXPERTISE

Mergers and Acquisitions

Quorum supports its clients in a myriad of corporate law matters such as general corporate law matters, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, buy-outs, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, etc,.. If necessary Quorum teams up with domestic and/or foreign specialists with which it has a “best friend” working relationship. This guarantees integrated support both in a national and International context.

Investments and Private Equity

Quorum assists private equity investors on a regular basis. Our team advises and supports the investor(s), the target company and, as the case may be, the management as from the first negotiations up to the closing of the transaction. Over the years, our lawyers have built up extensive experience with respect to negotiating and structuring these types of investments, resulting in contractual documentation of the highest standard.

Finance

In its M&A, private equity and venture capital practice Quorum also advises its clients as regards the legal aspects of financing the envisaged transaction.

Real Estate Transactions

Quorum often supports clients in real estate transactions. If necessary Quorum teams up with real estate and/or environmental specialists with which it has a “best friends” working relationship to secure comprehensive legal support.

Insolvency and Restructuring

Our office boasts a considerable experience in a judicial composition and insolvency procedures. In these matters we offer advisory and procedural support. Our experience pertaining to acquisitions, corporate restructuring and related tax issues, guarantees an integrated and coordinated approach.

(Semi)public law entities and public private partnerships

Our partners have acquired a special expertise in public law entities. Quorum advises authorities and stakeholders as regards the corporate and tax aspects related to the set-up and restructuring of (semi)public law entities. If necessary Quorum teams up with other specialists with which it has a ‘best friends’ working relationship to secure integrated legal support.

General Business Law

Evidently our lawyers have excellent competences in general and specific contract law as a part of and basis for their specialized corporate law and tax law practice. Thus, Quorum is also able to support its clients in matters pertaining to general commercial law.

M&A Tax

Quorum helps investment funds, Belgian and international companies and high net-worth individuals on all tax aspects of their transactions and investments.

  • Tax due diligence/ quick-scans/red-flag reporting
  • Acquisition financing/structuring
  • Tax structuring of management participations (MIP)
  • Post-deal restructuring and integration (mergers, demergers, VAT grouping).
  • Fund structuring.

As we believe M&A tax and M&A corporate law are mutually reinforcing, our tax advisory services are provided in close cooperation with our corporate team.

General corporate tax advice

Quorum helps companies on the full spectrum of Belgian and international corporate tax matters.

  • R&D tax incentives
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Corporate restructuring (mergers, demergers, transfer of seat)
  • Tax deductibility considerations
  • Belgian GAAP accounting treatment of transactions
  • Interpretation of double tax treaties/MLI and permanent establishment risks.
  • Withholding tax
  • Real Estate Transfer Tax and real estate restructuring

Personal income tax advice

Quorum helps private individuals in assessing the personal income tax impact of their investments and other dealings:

  • Real estate investments
  • Direct investment in Belgian and non-Belgian companies
  • Internal capital gains
  • Cross-border employment
  • Withholding tax implications

Dispute Resolution

Quorum aims at avoiding expensive and time-consuming legal proceedings. Therefore, it offers conclusive legal advice and legal documentation and deploys effective negotiation strategies and competences. This being said, Quorum offers clients efficient support during juridical procedures if necessary.