Dean Collins > Dechert > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Investment Funds and Investment Companies




The Managing Partner of Dechert’s Singapore office, Dean Collins is recognized as one of the foremost private equity lawyers in Asia and worldwide, being named in the most recent “The Legal Power 30,” Private Equity International’s list of the thirty most influential private equity lawyers in the world. He is the only lawyer based in Southeast Asia and one of only two fund formation experts in Asia named to the list.

Mr. Collins counsels clients on the structuring and establishment of private equity investment funds, secondary transactions, carried interest and co-investment plans, team spin-outs, co-investments and other private equity related transactions. Mr. Collins also acts on the establishment of other types of alternative investment funds, such as real estate, venture capital, infrastructure and hedge funds, as well as providing advice to major institutional investors on their investments into funds both in Asia and elsewhere.


  • University of Cambridge, B.A. (Hons), 1992
  • The College of Law, London, 1993

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Investment funds: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Dean CollinsDechert

Dechert‘s longstanding presence in Singapore, which includes the senior figure Dean Collins, has enabled the firm to carve out an impressive market share in private equity, private credit, tech funds (including venture capital funds) and fund secondaries. The team also represents a number of institutional investors. The practice has made a particular impression in the tech space, in growth capital and venture capital, and is at the forefront of the credit fund segment. Zachary Oswald is an experienced senior associate, as is Thomas Kim, who is ‘organised, responsive and commercial.’