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Dechert LLP

Dechert is a leading global law firm with 26 offices around the world. We advise on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients. 35% of our approximately 1000 lawyers are based outside the U.S. and conduct business in 40+ languages, including Hebrew. Ranked among the leading law firms, our practices are recognized by the leading publications, including Chambers and Legal 500 among others.

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Dechert boasts a multi-disciplinary team with a practice dedicated to advising Israeli companies, funds and individuals. Having represented Israeli companies for more than 40 years, we have extensive experience advising on cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures, fund related matters, disputes and international trade issues for Israeli nationals.

Our knowledge extends across a broad range of industry sectors and clients benefit from our holistic view, having counseled clients on a wide gamut of issues impacting Israeli companies. Among our many successes, we have crafted joint venture agreements with competitors in order to avoid antitrust scrutiny, successfully defended class actions in U.S. courts, advised on high profile disputes and guided Israeli-owned companies through complex cross-border purchase and sale processes.

Our global platform enables us to assemble teams with lawyers who regularly advise on choice of law, local business practices and cross-border mandates. Of note, our Dubai office has a strong history of working with clients throughout the Middle East and North Africa. We advise clients on matters of local law and regulation in both the United Arab Emirates and the Dubai International Financial Centre, and assist regional and international clients on their transactions and projects throughout the region.

Key practice areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dechert represents buyers, sellers and advisers in sophisticated, complex mergers and acquisitions around the globe. Our deal portfolio includes public and private, negotiated and hostile and multi-million and multi-billion dollar transactions across scores of industries, including financial services, life sciences, healthcare, technology, industrial, consumer, retail, agribusiness, food and beverage, and travel and hospitality. As a result of our diverse M&A client base, we are involved in a broad cross-section of transactions and can see and spot deal issues from multiple sides of the table. We have deep knowledge about the requirements and tolerances of strategic clients and can anticipate economic constraints, risk appetite and other leverage points. We bring a business-oriented focus to transactions, assisting clients in not only the legal and technical aspects of complex transactions, but also economic and value-related implications.

Private Equity

For more than 35 years, Dechert has been at the forefront of advising private equity firms – long before it was called “private equity.” With approximately 350 private equity and private investment clients, we are involved in a broad cross-section of transactions. We have a deep understanding of the latest market terms and trends and provide creative solutions to the most complex issues in evaluating, negotiating, structuring and consummating private equity transactions. We form funds structured for market terms and tax-efficiency; negotiate investments that maximize portfolio value; advise on transactions that enhance portfolio value; and structure and execute exits accomplished at the right time and delivering the right return. We work in interdisciplinary teams, drawing on lawyers across various specialties to ensure that complex private equity assignments are handled seamlessly and efficiently. Our globally integrated team of more than 250 private equity lawyers advises clients at every phase of the investment life cycle.

Venture Capital

We represent international, national and regional corporate strategic and financial venture capital funds, registered investment companies, affiliates of money center banks, alternative and “crossover” funds, incubators, and angel and seed-stage investors on the full range of activities they undertake. Our venture capital team advises on growth strategies such as financings, expansion capital rounds, structure funding of initial and milestone-dependent equity investments through to exit strategies. Our team understands the entrepreneurial environment in which venture capital clients operate, including in the biotechnology, medical device, cleantech, FinTech, and technology software and hardware sectors. We help identify promising companies fueled by innovation and execute investments that will generate the returns clients’ seek.

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Dechert’s global Privacy & Cybersecurity practice provides a multi-disciplinary, integrated approach to clients’ privacy and cybersecurity needs. Our litigation team provides pre-breach counseling and handles all aspects of data breach investigations as well as the defense of government regulatory enforcement actions and class action litigation for clients across a broad spectrum of industries. We have handled hundreds of data breach investigations and handled cyber-attacks brought by threat actors of all types from nation state threat actors, to organized crime to insiders. We represent clients holistically through the entire life cycle of issues, from complex strategic counseling on key laws such as CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA, UK Data Protection Act, and the e-Privacy Directive to cross-border transfers of data as well as transactional diligence and deal support on private equity, corporate transactions and securities offerings. Our team draws on specific experience advising Israeli companies, including Israeli based information security companies, on issues relating to privacy and cybersecurity law, litigation and data breach response.


Our global network of more than 400 litigators and arbitration specialists works across practices and industries to assemble expert teams. Our team includes 12 former Assistant United States Attorneys, including former U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York and the District of Columbia, several inductees into the American College of Trial Lawyers, and former prosecutors from the UK Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Crown Prosecution Service. With a long history of successful trials, appeals, judgment enforcements and strategic settlements, Dechert is recognized as the go-to firm for some of the most challenging litigation, investigations, arbitrations, and administrative and regulatory proceedings in the world, including in the Middle East.

Our international arbitration team acts as counsel on behalf of multinational corporations, businesses of all sizes, high-net worth individuals along with sovereign States and State-owned enterprises. We have a strong reputation for cutting-edge work in large commercial and investment disputes. Our clients benefit from our keen understanding of tribunals, as our experience includes acting as arbitrators in scores of international arbitrations worldwide. Our diverse team, based in principal arbitration centers around the world, handles sensitive and complex matters for our clients in any forum and jurisdiction. We offer our clients the extensive resources available from a global law firm, while we maintain a boutique-sized arbitration practice led by twelve world-renowned partners that ensure the quality of our arbitrations.

International Trade

Dechert’s International Trade and Government Regulation Practice brings together lawyers and regulatory practitioners to offer a unique blend of legal and strategic advice. We draw on the firsthand experience of former regulators to minimize corporate and personal exposure to enforcement proceedings and enhance the likelihood of securing regulatory approvals.  Our clients turn to us to help avoid, mitigate and resolve high-stakes international trade matters.

Financial Services

Dechert has one of the largest investment fund practices in the world, with a record of innovation stretching back 40 years. We advise across the full range of mainstream and alternative asset classes and strategies, representing some of the world’s largest fund complexes, as well as small- and mid-size complexes. We were the first and are the leading law firm with a funds team that spans all five principal European fund centers — London, Luxembourg, Dublin, Frankfurt/Munich and Paris — as well as the United States, Middle East and Asia. Clients look to us for support across the entire fund lifecycle, from development and formation, to marketing, operations and transactions. We provide advice related to fund management and governance, as well as assist with the full range of regulatory and compliance issues. Our team also assists with investigations and litigations involving regulatory entities around the world.

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Practice Areas


Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate and M&A

Dispute Resolution


Investment Funds


Labor & Employment

Private Equity

Projects & Energy

Real Estate



Privacy & Data Security


3 offices

North America(1), Europe(1), Asia(1)

New York

Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797

+1 212 698 3500


160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ

+44 20 7184 7000


Unit 501, Level 5, Precinct Building 2, Dubai International Financial Centre, PO Box 506675, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

+971 4 425 6300