The Yearbook & Directory of Ireland's international financial services industry Monday, 24th February 2020
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Dechert LLP


Investment Management [Investment Funds & Asset Management]

Profile: Our lawyers represent some of the largest fund complexes in the United States, as well as small- and mid-size complexes. We counsel funds, their advisers, fund boards, independent directors and audit committees. Currently, we represent approximately 50 mutual fund groups, amounting to hundreds of separate mutual funds and boards of directors/trustees.

Dechert has a team that focuses on European-domiciled fund clients and European-domiciled promoters, investment advisers, distributors and other service providers to funds established in various European and non-European jurisdictions. Our International Funds practice is world class and continues to grow in depth and strength.

The firm has established offices in Hong Kong and Beijing staffed by an interdisciplinary team comprised of both U.S.-qualified and locally qualified lawyers. Our clients in Asia include both U.S. and European financial services companies of global breadth, as well as Asian financial services companies of all sizes. We advise them on a wide variety of fund formation and financial services regulatory issues.

Lawyers in our leading Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) practice have expertise in ETF fund formation and regularly counsel ETF fund sponsors in the United States, Europe and Asia on the development of new products, as well as advise on related regulatory matters. We also have extensive experience drafting and negotiating operational documents for ETFs.

Recognized internationally as a leading adviser for the hedge fund industry, Dechert is the firm of choice for many of the world's largest hedge fund and emerging fund managers seeking comprehensive, cross-border service. Our lawyers help clients launch funds, raise capital, achieve tax efficiency and meet regulatory requirements. We advise hedge and alternative asset/strategy funds that engage in private equity/activist strategies through the use of tailored fund structures.