Chairman: Andrew J Levander
Chief Executive Officer: Henry N. Nassau
Number of lawyers: Approximately 1000
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 26 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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Leading companies depend on Dechert’s guidance on the most difficult antitrust/competition issues in merger clearance, litigation and business planning. Dechert offers practical solutions and strategic counsel for derailing class actions, litigating monopolization and securing antitrust compliance.
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.
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity:
Dechert lawyers work with companies to design and implement global privacy and cybersecurity programs for lawful collection and transfer of data across borders. Dechert prepares clients for adverse events and helps them handle specific security and privacy issues raised by data breaches.
The choice of market makers for innovative deal structures, creative financing strategies and complex transactions, Dechert advises clients on corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance, structured finance and securitisation matters.
Dechert’s financial restructuring group represents clients in highly sophisticated, precedent-setting bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Dechert serves all parties of interest in corporate restructuring transactions, distressed mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy planning and related litigation.
Financial Services & Investment Management:
Dechert is a leading advisor to asset managers, investment funds and other financial services firms. It represents most of the world’s largest asset managers, as well as smaller and emerging managers. Dechert was the first and is the leading law firm with a funds practice in all key European fund domiciles — the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany and France — as well as the U.S., Middle East and Asia.
Dechert partners with clients to find business solutions that will enable them to manage, leverage and enforce their IP. Dechert regularly develops proactive risk mitigation, rights optimisation and IP enforcement strategies and defends clients against charges of patent infringement.
Dechert’s multicultural, multilingual and multijuris dictional arbitration group is recognised as a global leader in the field. The group represents sovereign states and state-owned enterprises, investors and businesses of every size, and high net worth individuals in treaty and contract arbitrations around the world.
Dechert advises major companies, governments and financial institutions on the requirements and enforcement of international trade regulations affecting their operations worldwide.
Labor & Employment:
Dechert represents employers and senior executives in complex disputes, advises on workforce aspects of transactions and restructurings, and advises on preventative workforce practices and policies. We also provide comprehensive employee benefits and executive compensation services, including advising on complex fiduciary questions that arise under ERISA and other laws.
Businesses and individuals turn to Dechert to resolve high-stakes domestic and international disputes. With a long history of successful trials, appeals, motions and strategic settlements, Dechert is recognised as the go-to firm for some of the most challenging litigation proceedings.
Product Liability & Mass Torts:
Dechert has a well-established, nationally-recognised product liability and mass torts practice. With deep experience in the most challenging jurisdictions, Dechert has achieved favourable outcomes for leading consumer goods, chemical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies.
Dechert lawyers devise solutions for all aspects of commercial property matters, drawing on an understanding of the marketplace and rapidly evolving regulatory challenges, plus global experience and a commercially-minded approach.
Dechert is widely recognised for offering sophisticated, results-oriented representation in virtually every area of tax law. Lawyers provide a thorough understanding of the business tax systems of the major trading nations as well as cross-border income tax rules. Private clients also rely on Dechert for personal estate planning advice and financial and tax planning services.
White Collar, 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.