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Dechert LLP

Investment funds Tier 3

Dechert LLP's cooperation with various other practices and offices within the firm's network, most notably its Luxembourg office, enables the team to cover a wide range of regulatory, investment, corporate and tax issues arising from mandates on regulated open-end and closed-end investment funds. Consequently, the team advises credit and financial services institutions, asset managers and fund providers on the structuring and launch of funds across various asset classes with a focus on alternative investments, as well as on structured investment products, while also advising institutional investors on investments. Banking regulatory and investment law experts Angelo Lercara and Hans Stamm, who also handles associated tax law matters, jointly head the practice, which was strengthened with the arrivals of national partner Arne Bolch from GSK Stockmann in November 2019 and Sebastian Bruchwitz, also national partner, from Linklaters in February 2020; both have extensive fund structuring experience. Joachim Kayser moved to Goodwin at the beginning of 2021.

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Key clients

Altarius Asset Management Ltd. / Malta Fund Manager/AIFM

Bentall Kennedy


Energy Infrastructure Group (EIG)

FERI Trust GmbH

Investec Bank

LGT Capital Partners (Ireland) Limited

LGT Group

NN Investment Partners

Prime Capital AG

Swiss Capital Alternative Investments AG / Stepstone

Wealth Management Capital Holding GmbH

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

Led by Federico Pappalardo, the M&A practice at Dechert LLP predominantly assists institutional investors as well as national and international companies with transactions in the mid-cap sector and shares a big part of its workload with the venture capital and private equity teams. Besides strong expertise in M&A, private equity and venture capital, Giovanni Russo also focuses on cross-border restructurings as well as joint ventures, while Carina Klaes-Staudt has experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital, especially with reference to different forms of management participation schemes.

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Mr Russo is an excellent expert advisor. He is very responsive to the needs and requirements of the client. Mr. Russo structures the M&A transactions in a very target and success-oriented manner. He is able to solve very complex and difficult tasks in the interests of the client.

Key clients

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)

Akka Technologies

Assmann Holding GmbH

Berwind Gruppe

Crown Holdings

Lazada Group

Mid Europa Partners

One Equity Partners

Onefootball GmbH

Osgood Capital

Shurgard Europe

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
Ms Carina Klaes-Staudt  photo Ms Carina Klaes-Staudt National Partner
Mr Angelo Lercara  photo Mr Angelo Lercara
Mr Federico G. Pappalardo  photo Mr Federico G. Pappalardo
Mr Hans Stamm  photo Mr Hans Stamm
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