Firm Profile > Dechert > Singapore, Singapore


Investment funds: foreign firms Tier 2

Focusing on private equity, private credit and real estate fund formation, Dechert has a strong record handling sizeable deals. Recent highlights include advising on the establishment of Dymon Asia’s second PE fund, which held a final closing at $450m, and Openspace Ventures’ second fund, which held a final closing at $135m. Key partner Dean Collins is frequently supported by associates Claire Bentley and Albert Tse.

Practice head(s):

Dean Collins

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Primavera Capital Group

GIC Private Limited

CDIB Capital International

Axiom Asia Private Capital

Asia Growth Capital Advisors (Singapore)

International arbitration Tier 3

Dechert has made a rapid emergence in Singapore as a true leader in the field of arbitration. It has attracted a multitude of big-name multinational clients, most notably in the energy and resources sectors, and now is routinely engaged in big-ticket and high-value cases. The firm has made a particular impression gas-price review cases and is involved in a third-party funded arbitration. Construction, shareholder and post-M&A disputes, and sports cases also feature strongly. Mark Mangan is widely praised for his technical and commercial expertise. Senior associate Henry Defriez is also making an impression.

Practice head(s):

Mark Mangan


‘A very good team with strong advocacy skills and a deep bench.’

‘The team has great knowledge and is very devoted to the case. As a result of this we had a very successful outcome in an arbitration case.’

‘Mark Mangan works on the case in a hands-on manner, has great knowledge and is very capable to provide practical solutions.’

‘Mark Mangan is a very prepared advocate, remains cool under pressure. He is exceptional.’

Key clients

Exxon Mobil

SK Engineering and Construction

Rio Tinto

IMF Bentham

Deeply committed to the Asia region, Dechert opened in Singapore, one of the world’s major financial hubs, in 2014.

Our Singapore lawyers focus on private equity, financial services and international dispute resolution throughout Asia, with a particular emphasis on South and Southeast Asia.

Working closely with our other offices in Asia and around the world, we advise investment funds, their managers and other industry participants across the entire investment management spectrum, particularly on the structuring and establishment of private equity investment funds and other private equity-related transactions. Our experience includes secondary transactions, carried interest and co-investment plans, team spin-outs, co-investments as well as the establishment of registered funds, hedge funds and products focused on other alternative asset classes (such as real estate, infrastructure and venture capital).

Our Singapore team also represents clients in complex cross-border disputes, including international arbitrations. We advise on drafting effective dispute resolution provisions in contracts and structuring investments to attain investment treaty protection in order to mitigate sovereign risk. In addition, Dechert has extensive experience in the enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards in Asia (including China) and throughout the world.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Singapore Office Dean Collins +65 6730 6988
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Siew Kam Boon  photo Ms Siew Kam Boon
Mr Albert Tse  photo Mr Albert Tse
Number of lawyers : approximately 1000 lawyers
At this office : 14
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