Firm profile submitted by Dechert LLP
Chairman: Andrew J Levander
CEO: Henry N Nassau
Brussels Managing Partner: Eric Deltour
Dublin Managing Partner: Declan O’Sullivan
Frankfurt Managing Partner: Achim Pütz
London Managing Partner: Camille Abousleiman
Luxembourg Managing Partner: Marc Seimetz
Moscow Managing Partner: Laura M Brank
Munich Managing Partner: Federico G Pappalardo
Paris Managing Partner: Alain Decombe
Tbilisi Managing Partner: Nicola Mariani
Number of partners: 304
Number of lawyers: 900+
International Offices: Almaty, Austin, Beijing, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Hartford, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington, DC
Languages: 40+ including Dutch, English, French, German, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Dechert is a global specialist law firm focused on sectors with the greatest complexities and regulatory demands, delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters.
Antitrust / Competition:
Dechert provides practical solutions and strategic counsel for derailing class actions, litigating monopolisation and other complex cases, responding to criminal and civil investigations, and securing antitrust compliance.
The firm represents global issuers, underwriters, placement agents, equity sponsors and others in corporate finance transactions around the world, and handles public and private issuances of equity, debt and hybrid securities.
Dechert represents governments, global corporations, corporate and sovereign debt holders, hedge funds and other financial institutions in complex disputes.
Dechert advises on domestic employment matters, cross-border issues and the coordination of collective consultation programs.
Energy & Clean Technology:
The firm advises on corporate transactions, financings and other operations in the oil, gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), power generation, and metals and mining sectors.
Financial Services & Investment Management:
Dechert advises on fund formation across the full range of asset classes, management company issues, regulatory and compliance matters, fund and management company transactional matters, commodities and derivatives law, and financial institutions regulation. The firm advises Europe and domiciled fund clients and European-domiciled promoters, investment advisers, distributors and other service providers to funds established in various European and non-European jurisdictions. The firm advises funds, managers, advisers and others on matters such as collective investment schemes organised in different jurisdictions, pension schemes and insurance-linked investment products.
Dechert is a preeminent advisor for innovative structures, creative financing strategies and complex transactions around the world. Dechert offers sophisticated financing advice to a diverse client base across the leveraged finance, fund finance, commercial real estate finance, structured finance and securitisation practice areas.
Dechert advises on licensing regulations, patents, trademarks and copyrights; IP issues arising from mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures; and IP licensing and assignment transactions.
The firm represents states, state entities, majority and minority shareholders in joint ventures, multinational corporations and others on all sides of the table, and has acted as counsel or arbitrators under all major arbitration rules and in proceedings.
International Trade & Government Regulation:
The firm advises on export controls, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, anti-corruption, customs procedures, trade defense measures and national security reviews of foreign direct investment, as well as on trade and investment barriers, EU internal market law and trade policy and public affairs matters.
The firm advises multinational companies and financial sponsors on acquiring and monetising life sciences assets in Europe, and on compliance and IP matters.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Dechert helps structure domestic and crossborder mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances in Europe. The firm’s strong ties and experience help clients with M&A strategy, due diligence and transactions.
Dechert advises clients at every phase of the investment lifecycle, providing creative solutions to the most complex issues in evaluating, structuring, negotiating and consummating private equity transactions.
The firm structures, negotiates and executes taxable and tax-free transactions, implements transfer pricing strategies and resolves tax disputes.
White Collar & Securities:
Dechert advises on securities fraud matters; securities transactions disputes; derivative, mutual fund, private equity and financial institution litigation; broker dealer disputes; shareholder derivative proceedings involving public companies; and director misfeasance and corporate governance.