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Dechert LLP

160 QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, LONDON, EC4V 4QQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7184 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 7184 7001
DX:
30 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com

Christopher Gardner

Tel:
Work 020 7184 7460
Email:
Dechert LLP

Work Department

Financial services and investment management.

Position

Christopher Gardener’s practice focuses on the structuring and establishment of private funds domiciled in a range of onshore and offshore jurisdictions and across a range of asset classes, including hedge, hybrid, debt, buyout, listed equity, real estate, renewable energy and agriculture/timber funds. Mr Gardner has acted for sponsors and investors from Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and the CIS.

Career

Partner 2013. Publications of note: ‘Law and Regulation of Investment Management’ (Private Equity Funds chapter, Sweet & Maxwell).

Languages

German.

Education

University of Exeter (1997 LLB European); The College of Law, York (1998 LPC); Universität des Saarlandes (1999 LLM).


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Partnership

Dechert LLP's cross-departmental partnership group brings together lawyers specialising in employment law, financial services, corporate, tax, litigation and regulatory compliance. The group advises partnerships, LLPs, LPs and individuals on the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious issues, with a real focus on the fund and asset management sectors. The team is led by Jason Butwick and includes financial services experts Christopher Gardner and Gus Black, and Charles Wynn-Evans, who acts for a variety of individual partners and members in disputes.

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London: Investment fund formation and management

Private funds

Within: Private funds

The financial services and investment management department at Dechert LLP has a clear focus on private debt and fund work. Thanks to additional practices in Luxembourg, Dublin, Munich and Paris, the group boasts a 'strong fund structuring knowledge when it comes to pan-European vehicles'. The practice receives further support from the firm's broader tax team, as well as from financial regulatory specialists who sit within the funds group itself. Gus Black, who leads the offering, represents both sponsors and cornerstone investors. Also recommended is Christopher Gardner, noted for his dual specialism in debt and credit funds and private equity buyout funds.

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