Dechert Taps Ex-PwC Exec Kayser As Germany-Based Alternatives Partner

Jun 2 2017 | 5:50pm ET

Global law firm Dechert has named former PwC executive Dr. Joachim Kayser as a financial services/alternative investment partner in the firm’s office in Germany.

At Dechert, Kayser’s practice will focus on legal and operational advice for investment funds as well as their asset managers, intermediaries and institutional investors on regulatory and tax matters, the company said in a statement. He has significant experience advising on the structuring and distribution of alternative investment funds and financial products, with particular emphasis on hedge funds, infrastructure funds, private debt and equity funds, ETFs and UCITS funds. 

Prior to his new role, Kayser was head of alternative investments and asset management regulatory for accounting and tax firm PwC’s German affiliate.

“We are delighted that Joachim and his team will be joining our German Financial Services Group. The addition of Joachim and his team in Frankfurt will nicely complement our existing German practices in Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich,” said Achim Pütz, managing partner of Dechert’s Frankfurt office.

Dechert`s financial services practice is comprised of some 200 lawyers practicing in 17 offices across the United States, Europe, middle East and Asia, advising on matters with complicated cross-border elements and varying legal structures. The firm advises 18 of the 20 largest global asset management firms.

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