Established in 2004 in one of Germany’s key business and industrial centers, our Munich office strengthens Dechert’s position as one of the leading law firms in Europe focusing on corporate, international finance and financial services.
Multinational and domestic corporations across a variety of industries such as automotive, industrial, technology, life sciences, real estate and energy, as well as global providers of banking and financial services rely on our in-depth expertise to help them navigate the most challenging regulatory and business landscapes in a timely, cost-efficient manner. Leading legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, JUVE, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000 regularly recognize our lawyers for their profound legal knowledge and practical commercial judgment.
Fluent in German, English, Italian, French and Spanish, our lawyers, some of them dual-qualified to practice in Germany and the United States, offer true multinational legal advice and work closely with members of Dechert’s Frankfurt office and the firm’s global network on complex multi-jurisdictional matters.
Areas of Focus
Corporate and Securities
Dechert’s Munich lawyers handle all phases of the investment life cycle. We focus on accomplishing successful exits, structuring funds for efficiency and good governance, executing fund investments that maximize value and handling transactions that enhance portfolio companies.
We achieve our client’s objectives wherever they do business, advising on cross-border and national M&A, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate finance and capital markets matters, as well as on corporate restructurings, compliance and employee benefits matters.
Financial Services and Investment Management
Our lawyers are highly experienced advising asset managers, banks, institutional investors and financial services providers operating in Germany on regulatory, compliance, fund structuring, tax and fund distribution matters. We help our clients cope with the regulatory challenges on the European and global horizon.
Covering all legal disciplines from regulatory, derivatives to tax, and all relevant asset classes of investment funds, we advise across the spectrum of financial services matters. Clients value our unique position as the only law firm with offices in all leading onshore jurisdictions for international investment funds as well as offering the largest practice group in Germany focusing on investment funds and asset management products.
Finance, Tax, Labor and other relevant expertise
In addition to the Munich office’s main practice areas, our lawyers also possess significant experience in labor and transactional tax law, finance and real estate, Islamic finance and other business law. Clients also call on us when facing complex litigation or other disputes.