Dechert is among the most active law firms in the private equity industry. Our private equity practice began more than 35 years ago - before it was even called "private equity" - when we advised on some of the first fund formations and buyout transactions.

With approximately 300 private equity and private investment clients, we are involved in a broad cross- section of transactions and can see and spot deal issues from multiple sides of the table. 

Today, the industry recognizes the firm as an international private equity powerhouse. Dechert has been named a top private equity law firm by Bloomberg, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, The Deal, Law360, IFLR1000, Private Equity International, PitchBook, Preqin and JUVE.

Dechert’s global team of more than 250 lawyers represents all types of private equity sponsors and other private investment firms, including sovereign wealth funds and family offices, and their portfolio companies, as well as institutional and corporate investors looking to invest in private equity funds.