Chairman: Andrew J Levander
Chief Executive Officer: Henry N Nassau
Chair of London Management Committee: Camille Abousleiman
Number of partners in London: 42
Number of partners globally: 306
Number of lawyers in London: 135
Number of lawyers globally: Approximately 1000
Commercial Disputes: Dorothy Cory-Wright
Corporate & Securities: Douglas L Getter
Employment & Partnerships: Charles Wynn-Evans, Jason Butwick
Financial Restructuring: Paul Fleming
Financial Services & Investment Management: Gus Black
Intellectual Property: Paul Kavanagh
International & Domestic Tax: Mark Stapleton
International Trade & Government Regulation: Alex Burnside, Richard Tauwhare
Investigations, White Collar Crime & Compliance: Neil Gerrard
THE FIRM Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 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
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.
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.
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 top-ranked 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.
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.
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 secret, 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.
International Trade & Government Regulation:
Dechert’s practice includes former national and multinational (EU) officials, including regulators, compliance officers and enforcement agents; trade negotiators; and political and public affairs advisers. This composition results in integrated legal, commercial and politically sensitive counsel and solutions.
Investigations, White Collar Crime & Compliance:
Dechert has substantial experience in defending clients facing criminal investigation. The firm’s first-hand, practical experience of how enforcement is actually carried out by the world’s law enforcement agencies underpins its approach to compliance. The team is particularly noted for its expert handling of the most sensitive cross-border corporate investigations. It also supports compliance efforts in areas such as anticorruption, accounting restatements and insider trading, money laundering, asset-tracing and recovery, tax and cartel investigations, while audit committees, boards of directors, companies and senior officers call on the firm for crucial, timely advice on matters surrounding internal and regulatory investigations.
INTERNATIONAL Dechert has offices in Almaty, Austin, Beijing, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hartford, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore and Washington, D.C