Dechert’s business restructuring and reorganization lawyers represent buyers, sellers and investors in distressed merger and acquisition transactions, including transactions under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. We have designed and executed transactions in the form of asset sales, stock sales and recapitalizations, including execution of various forms of capital raising to enable the consummation of transactions. In addition, our lawyers are adept at using Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code to structure merger and acquisition transactions that accomplish our clients’ business goals. Working with our top-ranked M&A and private equity lawyers, our leading restructuring lawyers help examine and assess the possible outcomes of various courses of action and to execute on the best strategy for the business.
Dechert is also well positioned to advise investors focused on raising money and investing in distressed debt and equity. We employ our transactional, litigation and bankruptcy experience to assist investors, including private equity, hedge and other investment funds, in evaluating investment opportunities and risks. Our lawyers help clients navigate the complex regulatory issues affecting distressed investment transactions, including antitrust and competition regulations, employee benefit and ERISA matters, environmental compliance, securities laws and taxation issues. We also assist companies with arranging distressed debt and equity financing and creating alternative investment vehicles. Our firm always strives to help clients realize maximum value in distressed investing, applying our in-depth understanding of the trading of public and private debt.