Dechert’s finance practice is internationally recognized for providing comprehensive legal advice to clients involved in the capital markets worldwide. With a focus on sophisticated and efficient deal structuring and execution advice, we counsel on the full range of corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance and structured finance and securitization matters. Our diverse clients include leading investment banking firms, public and privately held corporations, private equity sponsors and hedge funds, mezzanine lenders, commercial real estate lenders, real estate funds and rating agencies.

Corporate Finance

Dechert’s corporate finance group structures and executes complex, market-leading financial transactions worldwide. We represent U.S., European, Latin American and Asian issuers, underwriters, financial sponsors, investors and selling shareholders in all types of public and private debt, equity, equity-linked and other securities offerings. We advise clients across a wide range of industries and draw on the experience of lawyers in related practices throughout the firm to help clients achieve their business goals.

Leveraged Finance

With more than 100 leveraged finance lawyers in the United States, the UK, continental Europe and Asia, Dechert advises clients globally in a broad spectrum of leveraged finance transactions and debt restructurings.

We have significant experience advising borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisors and agents in all capital structure layers, including senior credit facilities, first lien/second lien financings, subordinated/mezzanine debt, structured equity, workouts/restructurings, recapitalizations and Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings.

We provide comprehensive, practical and business-oriented advice, applying our tax, restructuring and private equity experience and knowledge of the full range of debt and equity capital structures.

Real Estate Finance

Dechert’s real estate finance group includes many of the global commercial real estate industry’s leading lawyers who have played a central role in numerous high-visibility real estate finance transactions.

Dechert is recognized as one of the few firms that maintains a premier commercial real estate capital markets practice concentrating in loan origination, loan acquisition and disposition, securitization, rating agency, representation, servicing, workouts/restructuring and bankruptcy matters. The group is described as a “great choice for the largest, most complex and fast-moving transactions” by Chambers USA, which also noted that Dechert’s real estate finance group has “unbelievable skills at handling complex financial structuring.”

We frequently advise clients on corporate strategy, including participating in, and the effect of, government programs to address financial market challenges and assist them with acquiring and disposing of large and complex commercial real estate loans and related tranches.