Dechert advises chemical industry clients in every phase of business growth on a broad range of business transactions. We handle complex, international mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of chemical companies; acquisitions and dispositions of particular business lines, facilities, and real estate; and all aspects of corporate finance; as well as general corporate matters and bankruptcy, reorganization, and dissolution.

We offer U.S. and European clients a wide range of services in antitrust matters, including pre-merger advice and representation in antitrust enforcement proceedings, civil and criminal investigations, and litigation.

Dechert provides a variety of services to help clients maintain compliance with current regulatory requirements and plan for future changes in laws and regulations in the United States, Europe, and other locales. We advise clients on compliance matters, regulatory and management audits and permitting, and Brownfields redevelopment. Clients can rely on Dechert for assistance in obtaining permits from federal, state, and local regulatory authorities, including permits for air and water emissions; waste treatment, storage, and disposal; and recycling and pollution prevention. We help clients maximize gains from the sale of air emission credits and navigate the market and rules for the purchase of air emission credits and allowances--important considerations for companies siting or closing certain new facilities. We also regularly advise clients on air compliance issues and air permit challenges.

Dechert represents a broad spectrum of chemical industry clients in litigation, environmental regulatory compliance and permitting issues, business transactions, and antitrust matters.

We represent chemical industry clients in virtually every form of litigation, ranging from breach of contract to securities litigation, from product liability and so-called “toxic-tort” cases to employment discrimination claims and environmental enforcement proceedings. Our mass tort and environmental litigators have extensive experience handling class actions and other complex, multidistrict litigation. They have developed an efficient administrative infrastructure to contain client costs relating to document and personnel management. Clients also benefit from our international network of experts in a wide range of chemical industry subjects, including toxicology, epidemiology, safety engineering, and regulatory schemes. We are highly experienced in cases involving environmental cost recovery, Superfund and Clean Water Act claims, complex eminent domain issues, and environmental justice-facility siting proceedings.