Chairman: Andrew J Levander CEO: Henry N. Nassau
Number of partners: 306
Number of other lawyers: Approximately 1000
International Offices: Almaty, Austin, Beijing, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Hartford, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, Orange County, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington, DC
Corporate & Securities: Howard Kleinman
Financial Restructuring: Allan Brilliant
Financial Services & Asset Management: Douglas Dick
Global Investigations: Neil Gerrard
International Arbitration: Eduardo Silva Romero, Arif Ali
International Litigation: Dennis Hranitzky
International Trade: Amanda DeBusk, Miriam Gonzalez, Jeremy Zucker
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 offices around the world. Dechert advises on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients. Founded in Philadelphia in 1875, Dechert has advised on matters involving Latin America for more than three decades. The firm's international network of trusted local counsel is bolstered by the firm’s Foreign Lawyer Program, where lawyers from Latin American relationship firms are seconded to Dechert and vice versa.
Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Securities:
For more than three decades, Dechert’s corporate lawyers have advised companies seeking to expand their traction both within and outside Latin America. The firm represents buyers, sellers and advisers in connection with mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. It also handles a full range of corporate finance transactions, including initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, rights offerings, tender and exchange offers, and sovereign debt offerings.
Dechert represents distressed companies, buyers of distressed assets, investors in debt, equity holders and creditors in every phase of the insolvency and corporate recovery lifecycle in Latin America. The firm focuses on achieving clients’ financial and business goals in the most expedient manner possible, including advocating on their behalf.
Financial Services & Asset Management:
Dechert offers a broad range of transactional and regulatory services to Latin American banks, broker-dealers, investment managers, insurance companies and other financial institutions. It works closely with local counsel to facilitate public and private offerings of foreign collective investment schemes across the region. The firm has assisted clients in listing exchange-traded funds on Latin American stock exchanges and has also facilitated the approval of shares/units of investment funds for sale to pension funds administrators in Chile and Peru.
Dechert has considerable experience investigating and advising on anti-corruption compliance issues in Latin America, as well as matters involving tax and accounting fraud, money laundering and insider trading. It brings particular expertise to bear on matters involving FCPA and UK Bribery Act compliance. The firm also advises on civil and cartel investigations.
International Arbitration & Litigation:
Dechert lawyers have acted as counsel or arbitrator in landmark arbitration proceedings involving Latin American parties, acting for and against state parties, majority and minority shareholders in joint ventures, and independent contractors. The firm also advises clients regarding their rights and remedies under investment treaties and other international instruments. Governments, global corporations, corporate and sovereign debt holders, hedge funds and other financial institutions rely on the firm’s international litigators to resolve their most intractable cross-border commercial disputes, whether before courts, administrative tribunals or regulatory bodies. Dechert's recent experience includes handling cross-border insolvency, sovereign debt and other commercial disputes involving such countries as Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Nicaragua.
Dechert handles a wide range of international trade matters, including export controls, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, customs procedures, trade defence measures and national security reviews of foreign direct investment. The firm’s practitioners include former national and multinational officials, comprising regulators, compliance officers, enforcement agents, trade negotiators and public affairs experts.
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