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Dechert LLP

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Robert W Helm

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Dechert LLP

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Financial Services and Investment Management


Robert W. Helm, a leader of Dechert’s financial services practice group, represents some of the world’s leading investment management firms, investment funds and their boards of directors. Mr. Helm’s clients include registered investment companies, private funds, European registered funds (UCITS), and traditional and alternative investment funds organized in other jurisdictions offered on a public and private basis.


Member, Investment Funds Committee, International Bar Association; Advisory Committee, Mutual Fund Directors Forum; Advisory Committee, Independent Directors Council


Stanford University, A.B., 1979, with Distinction; Stanford Law School, J.D., 1982, Fulbright-Hays Direct Exchange Fellow to Italy (1982-83) and Attaché de Recherche, European University Institute, 1982-84

United States: Investment fund formation and management

Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Within: Leading lawyers

Robert Helm - Dechert LLP

Within: Mutual/registered/ exchange-traded funds

Dechert LLP continues to ‘exceed the expectations’ of an array of leading managers and their funds’ trustees, and has a particular strength in cross-border work. Stuart Strauss, Allison Fumai, Richard Horowitz and Jeremy Senderowicz in New York continue to serve as counsel to Morgan Stanley Mutual Funds’ retail funds, while in Washington DC, Thomas Bogle advises MainStay Funds’ funds and trustees. Also in Washington DC, Robert Helm and Douglas Dick continue to advise a leading manager on its retail funds fleet, while Helm and Boston-based John O’Hanlon act as fund counsel for a family of funds with $2tn under management. Christopher Harvey, Christopher Christian and Geoffrey Kenyon (whose ‘years of experience enable him to provide perspective on a wide range of matters’) in Boston and Stephen Cohen in Washington DC are also noted. Harvey and Helm share leadership of the practice. Stephanie Capistron in Boston and Brenden Carroll in Washington DC are new partner promotions. Other clients include Deutsche Bank ETFs and Van Eck ETFs.

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