Asset-backed Securities and Derivatives

Cross-disciplinary service and innovative structures

Dechert’s securitization team handles large, complex products and structured finance transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes, derivatives and other complex structures.

We represent issuers, underwriters and other ABS participants in structuring both traditional debt obligations and novel securities transactions. 

With full access to Dechert’s resources in securities, tax, real estate, bankruptcy and other areas of corporate law that can affect the creditworthiness and attractiveness of an offering, we provide efficient, cross-disciplinary service, innovative structures and timely completion of our clients’ transactions, regardless of complexity or market conditions.

Dechert has a core team of professionals advising on the law, regulation, and practice of the development and execution of commodities and related derivative and structured transactions, products and vehicles. We have a unique perspective on the business and legal issues of primary importance to all market participants. Dechert regularly represents both buy-side and sell-side clients, including commercial and investment banks, in connection with a broad array of equity and fixed-income derivative transactions.

  • Dechert is known for “Renowned strength in asset-backed securities transactions. Large and well-connected global team, able to provide thought leadership on emerging and evolving regulatory requirements on a cross-border scale, with a particularly strong focus on risk retention matters” states Chambers USA, 2017.
  • Named “Best Securitization Law Firm of the Year” at the 2015 GlobalCapital Securitization Awards.
  • Ranked nationally by Chambers USA for Capital Markets: Securitization for the past five years (2013-2017). 
  • Recognized in The American Lawyer 2017 Corporate Scorecard for our work with asset-backed securities. 
  • Ranked Tier 1 for Structured Finance & Securitization by the U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 among the top law firms for Structured Finance in the United States in 2017.