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Dechert LLP

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Douglas Getter, head of Dechert’s US corporate practice in Europe and corporate team in London, has extensive experience in US and cross-border M&A transactions, private placements, public offerings and joint ventures, representing purchasers, sellers, issuers, financial advisors, joint venture partners , underwriters, placement agents and depositaries.


Partner 2005. Former editor of Fordham Law Review at Fordham Univeristy School of Law.


University of Pennsylvania (1981 BA); Fordham University School of Law (1984 JD).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

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Douglas GetterDechert LLP

Dechert LLP‘s growing London team draws praise from a host of regulated corporates, banks, and investment firms its capabilities in high-value transactions. Practice co-chair Christopher Field‘s ‘excellent intellect’ makes him a key contact for some of the firm’s most significant financial services clients, who turn to him for his far-reaching expertise in multi-billion dollar, cross-border M&A. Douglas Getter‘s focus on international transactions sees him handling a significant volume of big-ticket mandates, most recently for clients in the tech, banking, and manufacturing sectors. Sean Geraghty is chiefly recognised for his TMT credentials, whereas Ross Montgomery – who was promoted to partner in January 2022 – has played critical roles in strategic telecoms divestitures and infrastructure investment transactions. Notable recent additions include PE transactional specialists Mark Thompson and Sam Whittaker, who joined the team from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP – arriving in July 2021 and August 2021, respectively.