A global partner for finance

Dechert provides transformational advice to our financial sector clients on important matters and complex issues. We are committed to being creative, innovative and delivering actionable strategies designed to manage risk and maximize investment returns.

Broad industry coverage and deep knowledge of our clients’ businesses and the financial structures that are being developed day in and day out across these markets enable us to deliver a powerful competitive advantage for clients.

Our global finance team acts for clients across an extraordinarily wide range of financial markets, including in cross-border situations. This allows us to break down the barriers between the knowledge silos that develop and ossify among financial markets and products, so that we can migrate financial solutions and learning between these sectors; championing solutions that law firms unable to breakdown these barriers simply cannot match.

We operate on a cohesive global platform across the world’s major money centers, with unparalleled experience in ABS securitizations, including esoterics, commercial mortgage-backed securities, CLOs, commercial real estate finance, fund finance, debt finance, leveraged finance, direct lending, private credit, residential mortgage finance, the SFR space, structured credit, credit risk transfers, derivatives and fintech.

Our commitment is not only to serve clients across financial markets, but to be an active participant in those markets. We are engaged in all of the principal trade organizations serving our markets, where we contribute to industry initiatives spanning education, advocacy, standards development and broad efforts to foster liquidity.

By working in partnership with Dechert, clients benefit from our rich experience around the globe and across financial markets that stretches back decades. Our lawyers have been central to many financial innovations and integral to the financings of private debt and real estate platforms for large asset managers, the creation of the securitization markets in the 1990s, the development of the CLO and CRE CLO marketplaces, expansion of ABS technologies into new asset classes, the growth of the single-family rental (SFR) marketplace, the financing of top-tier funds in the growing private credit industry, the creation of the first green loans in Europe and the United States, debt financing of Fortune 1000 operating companies and private equity sponsors in their strategic acquisitions and sales, the management of the consequences of Dodd-Frank, including the risk retention rules and, in the here and now, transition from LIBOR both in the United States and around the world and the financing and securitization of mortgage loans on blockchain.