Fund Finance

Preeminent fund finance practice

Dechert’s preeminent fund finance practice represents financial institutions, alternative lenders and asset managers on a wide array of fund-related financings and loan transactions. Our team is involved in all aspects of funds finance, including providing input on debt and leverage issues at the time of fund formation and downstream structuring and transactions. Dechert delivers effective deal structuring and execution, drawing on an understanding of fund structures and the financing options available to fund entities.

Combining international resources with a boutique focus

Dechert advises financial institutions, alternative lenders and asset managers on financial issues related to funds. Many of the funds we advise on have international and/or cross-border components. We have represented a diverse set of fund clients in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia and we are regarded as a legal adviser of choice for matters with complicated cross-border elements and varying legal structures. We are proud to be one of the few law firms with a physical presence in all five key European funds centers – London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Paris and Frankfurt.

Dechert is uniquely positioned to provide practical insight on fund financings and complex collateral packages and structures that other firms may not be able to deliver. Further, our global finance lawyers work alongside our top-ranked related practices to provide commercial advice across a wide range of issues surrounding fund transactions.

  • Consistently ranked in Tier 1 for Investment Funds: Hedge Funds by Chambers Global.
  • “Esteemed legal advisers within the alternative and mainstream asset management space with notable prominence in the hedge fund circuit. Clients benefit massively from the firm's physical presence in all five key European fund jurisdictions, as well as its transatlantic capabilities,” Chambers UK, 2016.
  • Ranked as a leading firm for open-ended funds and closed-ended listed funds by Chambers UK in 2016.