Dechert has been at the forefront of advising private equity firms for 40 years – long before it was even called “private equity” – when we advised on some of the first fund formations and buyout transactions.

Our globally integrated team of more than 350 private equity lawyers working out of 19 offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East represents all types of private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as other private capital firms, including multi-strategy asset managers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices. The firm also represents institutional and corporate investors looking to invest in private equity funds.

In today's market, sponsors and investors need lawyers who are well versed in the processes and dynamics critical to securing the right deals on the right terms. That’s why clients turn to Dechert. We provide creative solutions to the most complex issues in evaluating, structuring and negotiating private equity transactions anywhere in the world.

As a result of Dechert's experience and sector expertise, the firm provides a business-oriented focus to transactions, assisting clients in not only the legal and technical aspects, but also economic and value-related implications.

With more than 350 private equity and private investment clients, Dechert has unique insight into how the industry has evolved and where it’s going next.

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