Scale-ups and start-ups

Corporate venturing

Start-ups often need to collaborate and partner with corporations for their business models to function. As they grow, they must ensure their legal needs and obligations are covered.

From start-up to scale-up: the challenges of growing into the corporate world

The Belgian start-up and scale-up scene is booming. In recent years, records have been set for fundraising and our country’s start-up culture is growing.

We support start-ups by providing them with legal advice in relation to all matters at each stage of their development, as well as helping them scale up their business. We’ve been advising and assisting corporations, small and mid-size companies and family businesses for years. We were early supporters and enablers of the start-up and scale-up community, both locally and internationally.

PwC Legal acts as a catalyst to provide a connection between corporate clients and the start-up community and accompanies both  on their venturing journey with legal, tax, strategic and financial expertise. We work hand in hand with these businesses to help them find the right fit.

How we can help start-ups and scale ups


  1. Creation of the right legal framework, advice on structure and corporate governance
  2. Intellectual property protection and development
  3. Legal and business contract support
  4. Consumer protection


  1. Fundraising, introduction to potential investors and advisors, investment and shareholders’ matters
  2. Growth strategy
  3. Tax advice, including tax incentives


  1. Privacy and personal data protection, including support in GDPR compliance
  2. Regulatory issues and compliance support


  1. IT advice and guidance
  2. Emerging technology and innovation

Contact us

Pierre Queritet

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 7113

Bart Vanstaen

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 43 10

Carolyne Vande Vorst

Advocaat Vennoot / Avocat Associé, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 91 28

Ophélie Snoy

Senior Associate, PwC Legal cvba

Tel: +32 2 710 7896

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