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Dechert LLP

Germany: Banking and finance

Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP’s ‘very good’ offering leads to regular instructions from national and international financial services providers, credit institutions, fund managers, investment companies and institutional investors. Its strength lies in handling the full remit of investment fund matters for open-end and closed-end investment funds and their fund managers, most notably in relation to alternative investments. These instructions frequently include assistance with setting up tax and regulatory efficient funds and investment structures, preparing fund documentations and licensing procedures. ICG Alternative Investment receives regular tax and supervisory law advice; recently, this included assistance with alternative investment funds and Solvency II matters, provided by Joachim Kayser. Hans Stamm acted for Wealth Management Capital Holding on the structuring and launch of a German closed-end real estate fund for institutional investors. Martin Hüwel and team head Achim Pütz have ‘in-depth knowledge of specific requirements for international and national investment structures’.

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Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)
M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m) - ranked: tier 4

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP’s M&A group in Frankfurt and Munich is ‘always available even when facing high workloads’. It frequently cooperates with the firm’s London and US offices when advising on joint ventures and acquisitions, acting for clients such as American Express Global Business Travel and Lazada. Managing partner Federico Pappalardo has ‘a business-oriented mindset and acts in the interest of the client’. Giovanni Russo has ‘excellent knowledge of transaction structures and related legal details’, and is ‘an excellent help in contract negotiations’. Armin Fary joined SNP Schlawien Partnerschaft MBB in September 2018.

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Germany: Private equity

Venture capital
Venture capital - ranked: tier 4

Dechert LLP

Dechert LLP stands out for offering ‘the highest level of professionalism and reliability’. While mainly acting for investors, the group also advises start-ups on financing rounds and portfolio transactions. The ‘excellentGiovanni Russo is recommended. Berthold Hummel and Katja Heuterkes joined Baker McKenzie in autumn 2017; the latter is a counsel at the new firm, as is Julia Braun, who joined the same firm in January 2018.

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