Steven De SchrijverPartner
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Much more than just lawyers
With five offices in Belgium, Agio Legal is a major Belgian independent law firm, boasting a strong team of lawyers with specialisations in areas including corporate, company, insolvency and tax law, in advice and in litigation Together with its business partners Agio Capital and Agio Finance, Agio Legal forms the Agio ecosystem of 80 professionals. Agio aims to grow further to 100 specialists by 2023
Agio Legal is much more than just a team of specialized lawyers. Entrepreneurs benefit more from a legal partner who is interested in your growth and success. Together we look at your goals and along the way we get to know your business.
We understand your needs and sense of urgency. We love to delve into cases. Our team consists of lawyers who know the law inside out and know exactly which arguments work during a negotiation or in court. The combination of academic knowledge and practical legal mindset ensured successful results.
We listen to your story and speak in understandable language. We provide you with advice that will help you make sustainable decisions for your company. Your business is our business. With our expertise, we create an environment in which clients can exceed their expectations.
Shortly Agio Legal is your management-team-member-with-legal-creativity. A certain must for taking your business to the next level.
Corporate social responsibility
As a company we consider it our responsibility to invest in socially relevant projects. Agio Legal chose to support the VZW Maxima Belgium Foundation.
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"The only way to do great work is to love what you do"
Steven is a partner at Agio Legal and specializes in M&A, corporate law, IT and media, data protection and privacy and outsourcing.
Steven has almost 30 years of experience in advising Belgian and foreign companies on corporate transactions and has been involved in numerous national and cross-border transactions in the IT, media, telecoms and life sciences sectors.
Steven also advises some of the largest Belgian and foreign technology companies, as well as innovative entrepreneurs on complex commercial agreements and projects dealing with new technologies, most of the time with a cross-border element.
Steven has been involved in many IT, outsourcing, software and cloud application development, digital transformation, telecom/media projects (establishment of first mobile telephone operator in Belgium, acquisition of Flemish broadband cable operator, joint venture to launch video-on-demand services) and data protection (now: GDPR) compliance projects. He has a passion for artificial intelligence, robotics and drones.
He is also is active in the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee and the IBA Technology Law Committee and in ITechLaw. He is past-President of IFCLA and a member of the Tech M&A Committee of ITechLaw. He is Honorary member of AIJA and the Belgian member of EuroITCounsel.
Steven De Schrijver received in 2022 (for the seventh time) the Who’s Who Legal award as Global Data Protection Lawyer of the Year and is considered a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in Data by Who’s Who Legal (https://whoswholegal.com/steven-de-schrijver). Steven received in 2022 also the Lexology Client Choice award for data protection. Steven is recommended for corporate & M&A in Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR and for IT law in Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Steven is known by his clients to go all the way to get the job done. He is pro-active, responsive, extremely available and pragmatic. Steven has an extensive international network of foreign lawyers with whom he closely cooperates on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions.
- Acquisition by Namsa of Medanex
- Acquisition by Archimed of Xpress Biologics
- Assistance of Pixid, the French vendor management system-specialist, with the acquisition of Connecting-Expertise, from the HR-group USG People Belgium.
- Acquisition by NYSE-listed HubSpot of PieSync.
- DoubleVerify on its acquisition of Zentrick.
- Alpina Capital Partners on its acquisition of Objective International.
- Horizon Ventures on investment in Cloudalize.
- LivaNova on Belgian aspects of several global transactions.
Relevant work IT:
- DPG Media with the launch of streaming platform Streamz and the set-up, in this respect, of their joint-venture with Telenet.
- Radius Payment Solutions with launch of telecom activities in Belgium.
- ISS Facility Services, Mazda Logistics Europe on IT infrastructure and services outsourcing projects.
- Microsoft on its day-to-day commercial matters.
- Skype on criminal case with respect to alleged refusal to supply users data.
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