Different types of clients call upon our services. We call them “impact entrepreneurs”. They manage not-for-profit associations, foundations, international associations, cooperatives, companies, health insurance funds, public administrations, government agencies, …
Our clients are active in many different not-for-profit and social profit sectors such as healthcare, welfare, culture and sports, education and science, social economics and social innovation, religion, development cooperation and philanthropy. Umbrella organizations representing the interests of specific industries, sectors or professions on (inter)national level, or active in fundraising also turn to us, as well as more traditional companies.
Our expertise is not only sought after by all types of social enterprises or their federations, but also by their partners among which social investors, insurers, project developers and banks. Hybrid structures or BCorps having a mixed business model consisting of a for-profit branch, on the one hand, and a not-for-profit enterprise, on the other, also find their way to impact lawyers.
These last few years, we are also increasingly consulted by universities, consulting firms and political authorities searching for advice within the scope of (public) contracts and consultancy tracks, or looking for support when implementing new policies. In these cases, our expertise is requested ‘ad hoc’ within the context of bigger, often multidisciplinary, projects.
Especially questions relating to the functioning and the governance of not-for-profits, social enterprises and their partners, is at the core of our expertise. These issues often appear at incorporation, in going concern or in discontinuity, in a partnership or network, as well as in all stages of change and transition or during reorganizations, mergers and splits.