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Dechert LLP

Investment Funds

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Broad funds practice frequently engaged by asset management clients to advise on the authorisation, listing and regulatory maintenance of registered funds. Provides particular expertise with regard to unit trusts and mutual funds. Extensive offshore experience covering formation, structuring and management, and also well versed in advising on cross-border mandates. Active counsel on hedge and hybrid fund formations and increasingly involved in the private equity sphere.

Strengths

The team's ability to tailor services to the mandate is often recognised by clients, who observe that the team "has proven itself to be flexible and to have the experience to provide customised solutions to its clients."

A client appreciates that the team "have a strong reputation among fund managers, a leading regulatory practice and a good sense of the issues that are important to clients. We also like that they can handle projects across a variety of jurisdictions."

Another market source notes that they "represents their clients in every phase of a fund’s life-cycle. They know the market well. We can always get fully informed advice on both legal requirements and commercial implications."

One client also appreciates the team's up-to-date knowledge of fund regimes, noting the value of "its insight into the latest regulation frameworks."

Work highlights

Represented Apeiron on the restructuring of the Apeiron Global Opportunities Fund from a standalone corporate fund into a master-feeder structure.

Assisted Primavera Capital in the formation USD3.4 billion private credit fund Primavera Capital Fund III.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Michael Wong and Singapore-based Dean Collins are the key contacts.

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Overview

Doing business successfully in Asia Pacific requires commitment, local knowledge and adaptability. Faced with complex regulations and business practices, incoming investors appreciate counsel that combines robust representation with respect for local sensitivities. Asian corporations, in turn, often require a law firm with sophisticated commercial judgment and cross-border capabilities when establishing or expanding a footprint outside the region.

Dechert’s offices in Asia are staffed by an interdisciplinary team comprised of US-qualified, UK-qualified and locally qualified lawyers. As a result, financial services entities of all types — from banks to broker-dealers, from investment managers to insurance companies — rely on Dechert’s investment fund lawyers in Asia. Our clients in Asia include both U.S. and European financial services companies of global breadth, as well as Asian financial services companies of all sizes.

With offices in the financial hubs of Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore, Dechert helps global corporations, financial institutions and private investors meet their legal and regulatory needs. Our team includes eminent legal figures, who facilitate clients’ expansion by maintaining a network of relationships with regulatory authorities throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea.

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Location

31/F Jardine House

One Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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