Disclaimer and Other Legal Notices 

Disclaimer

The Dechert LLP website provides general information about the firm. Although this information may be considered advertising under the rules of some courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Dechert’s site is not intended to advertise our legal services, to solicit clients, or to provide legal advice. The purpose is to provide information, with the understanding that the information on our site does not constitute or contain legal advice, and that prior results are no guarantee of similar outcomes. Our legal updates, lawyer publications, and other information have been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings. They should not be considered legal opinions or a substitute for legal counsel.

Dechert is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”) and offices of Dechert which are not authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority will not be able to provide any service which constitutes a regulated activity under the FSMA. Dechert London is able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because it is a member of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. It can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services it has been engaged to provide.

As a service to visitors, Dechert houses archived information in some areas of the site, which may be of value for historical or research purposes. This information may not be applicable to your situation, accurate, current, or complete. Our website may not always be operational or free of functional defects. We disclaim any liability in connection with any actions taken or not taken based on any of our website’s content.

Neither our presentation of the information on the site nor your receipt of the information creates a lawyer-client relationship or imposes any obligation on Dechert LLP.

Any electronic communication sent to Dechert may not be secure and thus may be disclosed. Accordingly, please do not send sensitive or confidential information electronically. In addition, the sending of electronic mail to any lawyer or other contact/address identified in the site does not create a lawyer-client relationship, and the contents of any such mail are not privileged, unless the sender is a current client of Dechert and the communication is sent pursuant to that relationship.

Photographs that accompany lawyer biographies in the “Lawyers” section of the site are those of Dechert lawyers. Other photographs or images of persons located on the site may or may not be of current Dechert lawyers or staff and are not to be construed as depicting such. All non-Dechert persons featured on website photographs and images are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.

You may download, print, and copy material on this website for your personal use as long as you do not alter any of the materials and that you ensure that each copy clearly acknowledges Dechert LLP as the source.

Online Privacy and Cookie Policy

Dechert recognizes the importance of your privacy. This online privacy policy is meant to inform users of our website about the information we collect online and how that information will be used. If you have additional questions about Dechert’s data collection practices after reading this notice, please contact us at privacy@dechert.com.

Dechert’s website collects personally identifiable information such as names and addresses only from visitors who voluntarily input such information in response to prompts we have placed at various points on our website. Dechert also will collect e-mail addresses from the e-mails you send us. Dechert’s computers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site, such as the type of browser you are using or the domain name of your Internet service provider. They also collect aggregate information on the site pages our users visit.

Dechert will use the personally identifiable information we collect online only to send you information about firm events or publications. We do, however, provide you the opportunity to decline placement on our mailing lists. The data we hold is kept securely and only accessed by authorized personnel.

Computer data containing no personally identifiable information will be used only for internal business purposes and then discarded.

To the extent permitted by law, Dechert LLP will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose any of the information it collects online without your permission. Exceptions are disclosures to third parties who monitor the website and to parties who assist or cooperate in preparing firm mailings.

The data gathered also will be shared appropriately with our offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Like many websites, we may use “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s device containing information about the user’s visit. Cookies are of various types and have different purposes including:

  • Google Analytics cookies: we use these cookies to track information about a user’s visit, including the IP address of the visitor, time and duration of visit, pages viewed, visit source/referring site and time zone. We use the information to check the usefulness of our website and help us improve it and so enhance visitor’s experience of its visitors.
  • Cookies to keep track of logon IDs and system favorites for our client extranets so that the visitor does not have to log on or set favorites on every visit. We also use them to keep track of pages viewed.You can change your user settings in your browser to prevent us storing cookies on your device. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Dechert may revise this policy or any part of it at any time. We suggest you review the policy periodically for changes. If you no longer wish us to hold data about you, or wish to change the type of information we send to you, please let us know by email at privacy@dechert.com.

Attorney Advertising

The Dechert LLP web site provides general information about the firm. Although this information may be considered advertising under the rules of some courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Dechert’s site is not intended to advertise our legal services, to solicit clients, or to provide legal advice. The purpose is to provide information, with the understanding that the information on our site does not constitute or contain legal advice, and that prior results are no guarantee of similar outcomes. Our legal updates, lawyer publications, and other information have been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings. They should not be considered legal opinions or a substitute for legal counsel.

Legal Notices

Dechert internationally is a combination of separate limited liability partnerships and other entities registered in different jurisdictions. Dechert has more than 900 qualified lawyers and 700 staff members in its offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Russia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US.

Dechert LLP in the US (“Dechert LLP US”) is a Pennsylvania limited liability partnership which has branch and representative offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt and Munich.

Dechert LLP in the UK  (“Dechert LLP UK”) is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (Registered No. OC306029) and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The registered address is 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ, UK. A list of names of the members of Dechert LLP UK (who are referred to as “partners”) is available for inspection at the above address. The partners are solicitors or registered foreign lawyers. The use of the term “partners” should not be construed as indicating that the members of Dechert LLP UK are carrying on business in partnership for the purpose of the Partnership Act 1890.

Dechert (Paris) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (Registered No. OC332363), authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, and registered with the French Bar pursuant to Directive 98/5/CE. A list of the names of the members of Dechert (Paris) LLP (who are solicitors or registered foreign lawyers) is available for inspection at our Paris office at 32 rue de Monceau, 75008 Paris, France, and at our registered office at 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ, UK.

Dechert in Hong Kong is a Hong Kong partnership regulated by the Law Society of Hong Kong.

Dechert Kazakhstan Limited, a private limited company registered in England & Wales (Registered No. 07978170), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dechert LLP US. Legal services in Kazakhstan are provided by the Almaty branch of Dechert Kazakhstan Limited. A list of the names of the directors of Dechert Kazakhstan Limited is available for inspection at its registered office: 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ, England.

Dechert in Ireland is an Irish partnership regulated by the Law Society of Ireland.

Dechert (Luxembourg) LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales (Registered No. OC391300) regulated in Luxembourg by the Luxembourg Bar and authorised and regulated in England & Wales by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and registered with the Luxembourg Bar. A list of the names of the members of Dechert (Luxembourg) LLP (who are solicitors or registered European lawyers) is available for inspection at our Luxembourg office at 1, Allée Scheffer, B.P. 709, L-2017 Luxembourg, and at our registered office at 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ, UK.

Dechert Russia LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dechert LLP US, is a Delaware Limited Liability Company with a registered branch in Moscow. 

Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., a private limited company incorporated in Singapore (Registered No. 201420707M), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dechert LLP US. The Data Protection Officer for Dechert (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., is Esther Wong who can be contacted by emailing Esther.Wong@dechert.com

Data Protection Privacy Notice

The scope and purpose of this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how Dechert (“Dechert”, “we”, “us”, “our”), collects, uses, shares and otherwise processes your Personal Data in connection with your relationship with us as a Dechert client, acting for a client or being generally interested in our services and our publications in accordance with applicable data privacy laws and the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which will become applicable as of 25 May 2018.

Should you have any questions about this Privacy Notice you can contact us at privacy@dechert.com or at the address mentioned below.

We may provide supplemental privacy notices on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing Personal Data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your Personal Data. Those supplemental notices should be read together with this Privacy Notice.

Dechert

Dechert globally is made up of different legal entities and partnerships registered in different jurisdictions some of which are limited liability entities. For full details please view our Legal Notice available on our website. This privacy notice is issued on behalf of all Dechert entities, and to the extent we are a data controller, each of our entities is a joint data controller of your Personal Data.

You can contact us at Dechert LLP, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4QQ, United Kingdom or on privacy@dechert.com.

Personal Data

The term “Personal Data” as used in this Privacy Notice means any information relating to you such as your name, contact details, bank account details etc. Personal Data does not include data from which you can no longer be identified such as anonymised aggregate data.

What information do we collect about you, how do we collect it and what do we use it for?

The kinds of Personal Data we may collect include your contact details (such as your address, email address and telephone number) and information such as your job title which we will request from you. In addition, we collect the Personal Data you choose to provide to us, e.g.  if you contact us by letter, telephone, email or any other means of electronic or personal communication.  We will process your Personal Data if and to the extent applicable law provides a lawful basis for us to do so. We will therefore process your Personal Data only:

a) if you have consented to us doing so;

b) if we need it to perform the contract we have entered into with you;

c) if we need it to comply with a legal obligation; or

d) if we (or a third party) have a legitimate interest which is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Such legitimate interests will be the providing of legal services by us, administrative or operational processes within Dechert and direct marketing.

We will use your Personal Data to deliver legal services to you and/or the institution you work or act for. We may also use your Personal Data to inform you about our services, new (legal) developments in the jurisdictions we act and our marketing events.

Please note that we may use or disclose Personal Data if we are required by law to do so or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with judicial or regulatory proceedings, a court order or other legal process.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Accuracy of information

It is important that the Personal Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please let us know if your Personal Data changes during your relationship with us.

What if you do not provide the personal data we request?

It is in your sole discretion to provide Personal Data to us. If you do not provide us with all or some of the Personal Data we request, we may not be able to accept an engagement from you, to provide all or some of our legal services, to enter into a contract with you or to send you the requested (marketing) information.

Change of purpose, anonymisation

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason which is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer Personal Data.

With whom will we share your information?

When using your Personal Data for the purposes and on the legal basis described above we may share your Personal Data with our other Dechert offices around the world as well as other law firms and services providers we work with. We may also have to share your Personal Data with regulators, public institutions, courts or other third parties.

For the purposes described above we may have to transfer your Personal Data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to a Dechert office or a third party outside of the EEA and in a jurisdiction not being subject to an adequacy decision of the European Commission. We will always ensure that there is a legal basis and a relevant safeguard method for such data transfer so that your Personal Data is treated in a manner that is consistent with, and respects the EU laws and other applicable laws and regulations on data protection. We have put in place EU standard contractual clauses as our safeguard method. If you require further information about this you can request it from privacy@dechert.com.

Your rights in relation to your information

You have rights as an individual which you can exercise under certain circumstances in relation to your Personal Data that we hold. These rights are to:

  • request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”) and request certain information in relation to its processing;   
  • request rectification of your Personal Data;        
  • request the erasure of your Personal Data;      
  • request the restriction of processing of your Personal
    Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data.

If you want to exercise one of these rights please contact us at privacy@dechert.com.

You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues, or, as the case may be, any other competent supervisory authority of an EU member state.

Right to withdraw consent

In case you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your Personal Data, you have the right to fully or partly withdraw your consent. To withdraw your consent, please contact privacy@dechert.com. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s) to which you originally consented unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for further processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. In case we processed your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time, in which case we will no longer process your Personal Data for such marketing purposes.

How long will we retain your information?

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and processed, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for your Personal Data, we will consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case it is no longer Personal Data.

Upon expiry of the applicable retention period we will securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Fees

You will in general not have to pay a fee to exercise any of your individual rights mentioned in this Privacy Notice. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request to exercise your individual rights is manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

Changes to this privacy notice

We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will make an updated copy of such privacy notice available on our website.

Further information

If you have any concerns or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact privacy@dechert.com.

Gender Pay Equality

Dechert has long been dedicated to providing a supportive, high performance culture that enables our talent to achieve their full potential. Among our guiding principles is a pledge to build an inclusive firm that reflects the diversity of the world in which we practice.

UK Gender Pay Gap Report 2017