Firm Profile > Dechert LLP > Munich, Germany

Dechert LLP

Investment funds Tier 3

The team at Dechert LLP stands out for its 'availability and profound industry knowledge' and, since spring 2019, is co-led by Joachim Kayser, Angelo Lercara and Hans Stamm, after former practice head Achim Pütz moved to Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in April 2019 together with Martin Hüwel and Frank Wilbert. Simultaneously, the team also lost investment tax law expert Klaus Hahne to WTS. With a client portfolio consisting of financial institutions, fund providers and institutional investors, the team specialises in matters concerning regulated investment funds within the meaning of the German Capital Investment Code (KAGB) and foreign legal systems as well as in alternative investments. This offering includes advice on regulatory, fund structuring and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Joachim Kayser; Angelo Lercara; Hans Stamm


Well connected.

Competent team which quickly finds efficient and pragmatic solutions.

Key clients

Altarius Asset Management Limited


FERI Trust GmbH


ICG Alternative Investment Limited

Investec Bank plc

LGT Capital Partners Limited

NN Investment Partners B.V.

Prime Capital AG

Robus Capital Management Limited

Sigma Analysis & Management Limited

Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG

StepStone Group LP

Wealth Management Capital Holding GmbH

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

Dechert LLP's M&A advice spectrum includes sector specific expertise in various areas, particularly with regards to digital media, internet, e-commerce, financial services and investment management as well as automotive. Cross-border deals are a strong focus of the practice, which is instructed by national and international corporations as well as financial investors. Assistance with distressed M&A matters and cross-practice restructuring advice complement the service offering. Frederico Pappalardo heads the German team.

Practice head(s):

Frederico G. Pappalardo


‘International structure and greatest expertise in all offered practice areas (experience with M&A, IPO and IP).’

‘Consistently high level of advice from all offices; very well coordinated among all locations, extensive range of experience.’

‘Federico Pappalardo displays exceptional specialist knowledge and leads the consultation process in a confident and goal-oriented manner; broad experience; great availability; very pleasant in personal interaction.’

Key clients

Akka Technologies

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)

Berwind Group

CIT Group

Laboratoire HRA Pharma/ Astorg und Goldman Sachs

Lazada Group

Mid Europa Partners

One Equity Partners

Sun Capital / Coveris Holdings

Established in 2004 in one of Germany’s key business and industrial centers, our Munich office strengthens Dechert’s position as one of the leading law firms in Europe focusing on corporate, international finance and financial services.

Multinational and domestic corporations across a variety of industries such as automotive, industrial, technology, life sciences, real estate and energy, as well as global providers of banking and financial services rely on our in-depth expertise to help them navigate the most challenging regulatory and business landscapes in a timely, cost-efficient manner.

Fluent in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish, our lawyers, some of them dual-qualified to practice in Germany and the United States, offer true multinational legal advice and work closely with members of Dechert’s Frankfurt office and the firm’s global network on complex multi-jurisdictional matters.

Department Name Email Telephone
Office Managing Partner Federico Pappalardo +49 89 21 21 63 0
Number of lawyers : Approximately 1000 worldwide
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