Firm profile submitted by Dechert LLP
Chairman: Andrew J Levander
CEO: Henry N Nassau
Number of partners: 300+
Number of lawyers: 900+
Languages: 40+ including Dutch, English, French, German, Georgian, Greek, Italian, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Dechert is a global 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.
Dechert represents global issuers, underwriters, placement agents, equity sponsors and others in capital markets transactions around the world, and handles public and private issuances of debt, equity, and hybrid securities.
Complex Commercial Litigation:
Dechert’s multi-jurisdictional team guides clients including governments, corporations, corporate and sovereign debt holders, funds and other financial institutions through disputes wherever they arise. Employment: Dechert advises on complex disputes, workforce aspects of transactions and restructurings, and workforce practices and policies.
Energy & Natural Resources:
Dechert’s energy and natural resources lawyers use their multidisciplinary knowledge of international best practices as well as local requirements to solve client issues in the energy and natural resources sector across the globe.
Dechert has across-the-board experience representing creditors, investors and troubled companies in all types of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters around the world and holds substantial market share of the largest and most complicated deals.
Financial Services & Investment Management:
Dechert was the first and is the leading law firm with a practice in all key European fund domiciles, including the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany and France (as well as the United States, Middle East and Asia).
Dechert is a preeminent advisor for innovative structures, creative financing strategies and complex transactions around the world. The firm offers sophisticated financing advice to a diverse client base across leveraged finance, fund finance, commercial real estate finance, structured finance and securitisation.
Dechert has extensive experience assisting companies with monetising and extracting value from their IP portfolios, including managing strategic worldwide licensing campaigns and conducting enforcement litigation when necessary.
Dechert represents sovereign states, investors, businesses and high net worth individuals in treaty and contract arbitrations worldwide. The team, based in the world’s principal arbitration centres, works across multiple industries, languages, arbitral forums and jurisdictions.
Dechert advises on export controls, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, anti-corruption, customs procedures, trade defence measures and national security reviews of foreign direct investment, trade and investment barriers, EU internal market law and trade policy, and public affairs matters.
Investigations & White Collar Defence:
With litigators in major commercial centres inside and outside the United States, Dechert is a leader in managing complex, high-stakes matters on behalf of businesses; boards of directors and audit committees; executives, officers and other individuals.
Dechert helps clients navigate the most complex issues confronting life sciences companies and the industry’s most active investment banks, venture/growth capital firms and research institutions.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
Dechert represents buyers, sellers and advisers in sophisticated, complex mergers and acquisitions around the globe. The team’s deal portfolio includes public and private, negotiated and hostile, and multimillion and multibillion dollar transactions across a wide range of industries.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Dechert’s global team advises private equity sponsors and other private investment firms, their portfolio companies, and institutional and corporate investors looking to invest in private equity funds.
Dechert works closely with corporate owners, investors, and developers to gain a thorough understanding of their real estate goals, and devise solutions for all aspects of commercial property matters.
Dechert provides inventive tax solutions to meet clients’ objectives in the context of corporate and finance transactions, restructurings, fund