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Dechert LLP

Investment Funds: International

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded practice, noted for its strength advising on issues affecting private equity and real estate funds. Active on fund formation for a range of leading investment companies and fund managers. Also has experience handling fund management and restructurings. Often works alongside its Hong Kong office, advising on complex cross-border investment fund projects, and is also well placed to advise on venture capital funds. Increasingly active in the fund secondaries space, acting for both the sellers and buyers.

Strengths

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

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

Work highlights

Assisted Primavera Capital with the formation of Primavera Capital Fund III, a USD3.4 billion private credit fund.

Notable practitioners

Dean Collins is a pre-eminent lawyer with expertise advising fund managers on the formation of a range of funds, particularly closed structures. A client lauds him as "by far one of the most experienced and commercially astute legal counsels I have come across in the funds industry," adding that "he is able to offer alternative vantage points on commercial matters and explains himself eloquently and convincingly."

Zachary Oswald is developing a strong reputation in fund formation, advising on a range of matters including private equity and real estate fund formation. He is also active advising on fund management and regulatory issues. One client notes: "We have tremendous confidence in him. He is an exceptionally efficient and competent lawyer who pays great attention to detail."

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Overview

Our Singapore office has a diverse, multijurisdictional team of experienced lawyers who are fluent in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bahasa Indonesian, Malay and Hindi. Our lawyers have advised on numerous complex corporate transactions throughout Asia and other emerging markets, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, with significant experience in the technology, health care and life sciences, outsourcing, media, telecommunications, fast-moving consumer goods, energy, infrastructure and resources industries.

Financial services entities of all types rely on Dechert’s team in Singapore. With a reputation as a market leader in investment funds, we handle the full range of private equity, hedge and registered fund work. We also advise major institutional investors – particularly Asian sovereign wealth funds and fund-of-funds – on investments into financial products, both in Asia and elsewhere.

  • Asset managers regularly contact us for advice on:
  • Fund formation and offerings
  • Compliance and governance
  • Fund restructuring and consolidation
  • Product development and regulation
  • Investigative proceedings and enforcement actions

Investment Funds: International

Dechert LLP

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One George Street

#16-03

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

049145

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Investment Funds: International


Dean Collins
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Zachary Oswald
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