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Dechert LLP

Investment funds Tier 2

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’.

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

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.

Venture capital Tier 4

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.

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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Angelo Lercara  photo Angelo Lercara
 Federico G. Pappalardo  photo Federico G. Pappalardo
 Hans Stamm  photo Hans Stamm
Number of lawyers : Approximately 1000 worldwide
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