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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 Field

Tel:
Work +44 20 7184 7830
Email:
Web:
www.dechert.com/people/f/christopher-field.html
Dechert LLP

Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society, England and Wales

Education

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

Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+)

Within: Private equity: transactions ‚Äď high-value deals (¬£250m+)

'Stellar lawyers with excellent availability, sector-specific knowledge and smooth deal execution' are the hallmark of the corporate and securities practice group  Dechert LLP, according to one satisfied client. Further Global Capital Management, One Equity Partners, Quilvest Private Equity and Trilantic Europe are just four of the new clients to have instructed the team for the first time.  Long serving partner Douglas Getter, Christopher Field , who joined from Kirkland & Ellis in late 2017, and Ross Allardice , who joined from White & Case in 2016, are joint heads of team.

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London: Risk advisory

Brexit

Within: Brexit

The Brexit taskforce at Dechert LLP focuses on fund and financial services work, leveraging the firm’s European and global network to handle issues for UK-based and international clients. Other departments which contribute to the firm’s Brexit expertise include the international trade and government regulation practice, and the corporate, tax, IP, data protection and labour and employment teams. Competition specialist Alec Burnside, who divides his time between London and Brussels, leads the group, which also fields global co-chair of the financial services department Gus Black, private equity and corporate expert Christopher Field, tax specialist Mark Stapleton and Paul Kavanagh, who focuses on the IP issues arising as a consequence of Brexit. Senior director Richard Tauwhare is also recommended. The team saw some senior exits from its trade group with  Miriam Gonzalez now at Cohen & Gresser LLP, Andrew Hood joining Fieldfisher and Roger Matthews moving to Dentons.

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