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Dechert LLP

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Christopher Field

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Dechert LLP

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Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance; Corporate Finance and Capital Markets; Financial Services M&A; Distressed Mergers and Acquisitions; FinTech




Chris Field advises clients on a broad range of domestic and international private equity and corporate matters, including acquisitions, disposals, equity investments, initial public offerings (IPOs) and other equity capital markets transactions, as well as take privates and public M&A transactions.

He has developed particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional corporate carve-outs.

Mr. Field is a guest lecturer on private equity at the London Business School, has worked extensively on the training and mentoring of young lawyers and has been involved with Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation and its charities on various venture philanthropy matters, including being the recipient of its Transforming Lives pro bono award.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Field served for 11 years as a partner in the corporate group at Kirkland & Ellis.




Law Society, England and Wales


University of KwaZulu-Natal, B.A. (Hons), 1992; University of KwaZulu-Natal, LL.B., 1994; The University of Nottingham, LL.M., International Commercial Law, 1996, Distinction

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

The team at¬†Dechert LLP¬†is ‚Äėhighly responsive‚Äô, ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable in the support of M&A‚Äô and ‚Äėdisplays a deep bench of resources to help maintain comprehensive coverage‚Äô. The practice is active in a wide variety of sectors, including energy, telecoms, life sciences and insurance. Practice head¬†Douglas Getter¬†has led on a wide range of cross-border deals this year, including CIT Group‚Äôs sale of its European rail leasing business for ‚ā¨920m and the UK aspects of Crown Holding‚Äôs $3.9bn acquisition of Signode Industrial Group.¬†Sean Geraghty¬†acted for Columna Capital in connection with the sale by Identitag Secondary Opportunities of the share capital of the Datamars Group and advised SQS Software Quality Systems on its proposed acquisition by Assystem Services Deutschland. On the energy front, the ‚Äėfirm, thorough and pragmatic‚Äô¬†Jonathan Angell¬†advised Chrysaor Holdings on its $3bn purchase of a package of oil and gas in the North Sea from Shell UK.¬†Christopher Field¬†and¬†Robert Bradshaw¬†both joined the practice in 2017 from¬†Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Dechert LLP, whose global private equity platform expanded significantly in 2016 off the back of a number of key hires (including the arrivals of Ross Allardice and John Markland from White & Case LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP respectively), has made further investments to build out its offering; corporate and debt finance expert Robert Bradshaw joined from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in April 2017, with corporate/private equity partner Christopher Field and tax specialist Jane Scobie subsequently making the same move in September that year. The growth of the practice has also been reflected by the firm successfully winning work from a number of new clients, including Ares Capital Management, Astorg Partners and Nordic Capital. Markland, Bradshaw and finance partner Giles Belsey acted for South Korean memory chip manufacturer Sk hynix Inc as one of the members of a consortium (led by Bain Capital), which acquired Toshiba Corporation's NAND flash memory and solid state drive business for $18bn. In another matter, Field, Scobie and Markland were part of the team which advised an affiliate of Sun European Partners and other selling shareholders on the potential sale of Albéa SA to PAI Partners. Field and Allardice co-head the team with Douglas Getter and Jonathan Angell. Mark Evans and Tony Brown are notable associates.

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