Steve Bonte graduated in law from KU Leuven in 2010 and then gained additional master’s degrees in company law from the Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels and corporate finance from EHSAL Management School in Brussels. He joined DLPA in 2014.
Steve focuses on company law and takeovers, insolvency law and business criminal law. In these areas, he advises businesses and their stakeholders, provides support in negotiations and complex transactions and represents their interests in legal proceedings.
Languages: NL - FR - EN
DLPA has extensive experience and a thorough knowledge of company law. We can advise you on the right choice of legal form for your company, help you edit your articles of association and draw up your shareholder agreements.
We take you through the preparations for a business transfer or acquisition process and help you conduct a due diligence investigation. You can rely on our all-round knowledge and experience of all aspects of company law. We will support you in conducting negotiations, issuing watertight contracts and initiating legal proceedings in the event that the contract is not complied with.
We also provide advice and support in disputes over the liability of directors and members of the supervisory board, disputes between shareholders and other business conflicts.
In family businesses, we advise you on issues such as succession, sound management, family governance and conflicts between shareholders.
Emily Van Damme
If you are facing financial difficulties or at risk of defaulting customers or suppliers, we put our years of experience as insolvency practitioners, liquidators of companies or advisers for companies under the Law on the Continuity of Businesses (WCO) or at your disposal.
We assist you in the context of reorganisation, act resolutely to obtain payment of your outstanding debt claims, coordinate the confiscation measures to be taken and advise you in the choice of recommended procedure to achieve a turnaround. We also have a team available to deal with the aspects of social law involved.
We maintain excellent relations with the leading auditing and accountancy firms, and aim always to supply custom work through coordinated cooperation with your financial advisers.
Emily Van Damme
We give advice and provide support to businesses, directors, employees or victims concerning all aspects of business criminal law, including financial and economic crimes such as the misappropriation of corporate assets, forgery, money laundering, the criminal liability of legal entities, criminal tax law, fraudulent bankruptcy etc.
We support you both in the court investigation phase and when the case is defended in the criminal courts.
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