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Dechert LLP

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Dechert is a leading global law firm advising 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.
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Chairman: Andrew J Levander
Chief Executive Officer: Henry N Nassau
Chair of London Management Committee: Gus Black
Number of partners in London: 54
Number of partners globally: 314
Number of lawyers in London: 140
Number of lawyers globally: approximately 1000

CONTACTS 

Commercial Disputes: Dorothy Cory-Wright
Corporate & Securities: Douglas L Getter
Employment & Partnerships: Charles Wynn-Evans, Jason Butwick
Financial Restructuring: Adam Plainer
Financial Services & Investment Management: Gus Black
Intellectual Property: Paul Kavanagh
International & Domestic Tax: Mark Stapleton
Investigations, White Collar Crime & Compliance: Roger Burlingame, Caroline Black

THE FIRM  

Dechert is a leading global law firm with 22 offices around the world. The firm 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.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK  

Commercial Disputes: Dechert’s international disputes practice in London is an acknowledged leader in handling high-profile, high-value domestic and international litigation and international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. In addition to handling difficult and reputation-threatening problems in the UK, Dechert’s lawyers are experts in coordinating large-scale, cross-border, multi-party actions for global financial institutions and large multinationals, sovereign states, sovereign wealth funds and other international clients.
Corporate: Dechert’s corporate and securities team advises clients on domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and disposals; private equity, including fund formation, investments and portfolio company transactions; corporate finance and capital markets; leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings; securities compliance and corporate governance; and general corporate matters.
Employment & Partnerships: Dechert’s employment lawyers provide advice and support on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, both domestic and international, across sectors as diverse as insurance, financial services, advertising, property, travel and manufacturing. They also offer comprehensive advice on partnership matters, particularly in the financial services sector, utilising a multidisciplinary team of corporate, employment, financial services and dispute resolution lawyers.
Financial Restructuring: Dechert’s financial restructuring group represents creditors, investors and troubled companies in all types of in-court and out-of-court restructuring matters around the world. The practice represents clients in highly sophisticated, precedent-setting matters and holds substantial market share of the largest and most complicated deals.
Financial Services & Investment Management: Dechert’s industry-leading London practice — including US-qualified lawyers — is one of the largest in the London market and advises clients from investment management boutiques to global financial services businesses. 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) and provides a ‘one-stop shop’ covering the full range of asset classes, strategies and structures.
Global Finance: Dechert’s internationally recognised global finance practice provides clients with innovative deal structuring, creative financing strategies and efficient execution across asset-backed securities and derivatives; collateralised loan obligations; commercial mortgage-backed securities; commercial real estate; fund finance; leveraged finance; and residential mortgage finance.
Intellectual Property: With years of experience managing high-profile IP matters in relation to brands and designs in the technology, consumer goods, leisure and other sectors, Dechert’s IP lawyers devise strategies to assert, protect and defend clients' rights in relation to matters such as trademark, privacy, data protection, trade secrets, copyright, distribution and license agreements, passing off, unfair competition and breach of confidence and covenant.
International & Domestic Tax: Dechert’s tax lawyers play an integral role advising clients on corporate, finance and financial services matters. Most notably, they are recognised for their expertise in advising investment managers and funds. They also have extensive experience advising on all aspects of corporate tax, both UK and international, and on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions.
White Collar Crime, Compliance & Investigations: Dechert has substantial experience in defending clients facing criminal investigation. The firm’s first-hand, practical experience of how enforcement is carried out by the world’s law enforcement agencies underpins its approach to compliance. The team handles the most sensitive cross-border corporate investigations and supports compliance efforts in areas such as anticorruption, accounting restatements and insider trading, money laundering, asset-tracing and recovery, tax and cartel investigations.

INTERNATIONAL 

Dechert has offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Washington, D.C.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 USA 2021 Europe 2022 Asia-Pacific 2022 Greater China Region 2022 Latin America 2022 High Net Worth 2021

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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market
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Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Band 4
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market
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Employment: Employer
Band 3
Financial Crime: Corporates
Band 2
Litigation
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Banking & Finance: Mid-Market


David Miles
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Eve Wright
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John Markland
Band 4
Philip Butler
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Smridhi Gulati
Up and Coming

Capital Markets: High-Yield Products


Jennifer Rees
Up and Coming

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Top Ranked Lawyers

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Charles Wynn-EvansEmployment: Employer
Jason ButwickEmployment: Employer
Judith SeddonFinancial Crime: Corporates
Judith SeddonFinancial Crime: Individuals
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David MilesBanking & Finance: Mid-Market
Philip ButlerBanking & Finance: Mid-Market
Charles Wynn-EvansEmployment: Senior Executive
Matthew CowieFinancial Crime: Corporates
Roger BurlingameFinancial Crime: Individuals
Jason ButwickPartnership: Contentious
Jason ButwickPartnership: Non-contentious
Adam PlainerRestructuring/Insolvency
Mark StapletonTax: Investment Funds
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Andrew HearnCommercial and Corporate Litigation
Abigail BellInvestment Funds: Hedge Funds
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John MarklandBanking & Finance: Mid-Market
Gus BlackInvestment Funds: Private Equity
Band 5
Caroline BlackFinancial Crime: Corporates

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