Intellectual propertyIntellectual property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets that a business has. Nuans assists in protecting your ideas, know-how, trade secrets, company names, branding, products, software, data, inventions and other creations or valuable assets of your company. Nuans assesses your IP assets, in conducting IP audits and helping you identify any IP issues, opportunities, formalities and priorities for the best protection of your IP. We establish an effective protection and management system to protect your IP and reduce the risk of infringements of third-party IP. We advise in all aspects of protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademarks, trade names, software rights, databases, trade secrets, domain names, patents, and design as well as in unfair competition and trade practices.
Investments & fundraisingWe advise emerging companies and investors in the negotiation and closing of equity investments and fundraisings. Our expertise ensures that start-ups and scale-ups can raise capital efficiently. We draft letters of intent, term sheets, (convertible) loan agreements, as well as investment agreements and subscription- and shareholders agreements thereby securing your (pre-)seed, angel and other financing rounds. Nuans also represents private equity, venture capital and other investment funds in all the legal challenges they face, from fund formation, governance structures, acquisitions of majority or minority stakes through to equity investments or secondary transactions and exits of portfolio companies.
Nuans is a passionate corporate transactions firm.
We advise buyers, sellers, targets or management on all types of M&A transactions and have extensive experience to bring a transaction to a successful closing.
Our experts draft non-disclosure agreements (NDA), letters of intent (LOI), term sheets, share purchase agreements (SPA), as well as asset purchase agreements (APA). We are happy to perform (vendor or buyer) legal due diligence investigations and assist you in a negotiated transaction or an auction process.
Throughout the years, we have also acquired special expertise in the context of distressed M&A transactions. Both on buyer and seller’s side we advise in transactions that are conducted under a formal insolvency process, such as bankruptcy proceedings and judicial reorganisation.
Experience shows that a successful transaction is always the result of intensive multi-disciplinary teamwork, which is why we either work closely with your tax and financial advisors or we introduce you to our strong network of experts to assist you in all aspects of the process, either in Belgium or abroad.
Contracts are only as good as their drafting. Nuans works diligently to draft and prepare well-negotiated contracts. Good contracts often avoid conflicts.
Our lawyers advise you on the full spectrum of commercial contracts such as sales, services, general terms and conditions, distribution, franchising, agency, license agreements, partnerships, joint venture arrangements and other transactions.