Disclaimer, Privacy Policy & Cookies


The Dechert LLP website provides general information about the firm. Although this information may be considered advertising under the rules of some courts, including the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, Dechert’s site is not intended to advertise our legal services, to solicit clients, or to provide legal advice. The purpose is to provide information, with the understanding that the information on our site does not constitute or contain legal advice, and that prior results are no guarantee of similar outcomes. Our legal updates, lawyer publications, and other information have been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings. They should not be considered legal opinions or a substitute for legal counsel.

Dechert is not authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”) and offices of Dechert which are not authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority will not be able to provide any service which constitutes a regulated activity under the FSMA. Dechert London is able in certain circumstances to offer a limited range of investment services to clients because it is a member of the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. It can provide these investment services if they are an incidental part of the professional services it has been engaged to provide.

As a service to visitors, Dechert houses archived information in some areas of the site, which may be of value for historical or research purposes. This information may not be applicable to your situation, accurate, current, or complete. Our website may not always be operational or free of functional defects. We disclaim any liability in connection with any actions taken or not taken based on any of our website’s content.

Neither our presentation of the information on the site nor your receipt of the information creates a lawyer-client relationship or imposes any obligation on Dechert LLP.

Any electronic communication sent to Dechert may not be secure and thus may be disclosed. Accordingly, please do not send sensitive or confidential information electronically. In addition, the sending of electronic mail to any lawyer or other contact/address identified in the site does not create a lawyer-client relationship, and the contents of any such mail are not privileged, unless the sender is a current client of Dechert and the communication is sent pursuant to that relationship.

Photographs that accompany lawyer biographies in the “Lawyers” section of the site are those of Dechert lawyers. Other photographs or images of persons located on the site may or may not be of current Dechert lawyers or staff and are not to be construed as depicting such. All non-Dechert persons featured on website photographs and images are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.

You may download, print, and copy material on this website for your personal use as long as you do not alter any of the materials and that you ensure that each copy clearly acknowledges Dechert LLP as the source.

Online Privacy Policy

Dechert recognizes the importance of your privacy. This online privacy policy is meant to inform users of our website about the information we collect online and how that information will be used. If you have additional questions about Dechert’s data collection practices after reading this notice, please contact us at privacy@dechert.com.

Dechert’s website collects personally identifiable information such as names and addresses only from visitors who voluntarily input such information in response to prompts we have placed at various points on our website. Dechert also will collect e-mail addresses from the e-mails you send us. Dechert’s computers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our site, such as the type of browser you are using or the domain name of your Internet service provider. They also collect aggregate information on the site pages our users visit.

Dechert will use the personally identifiable information we collect online only to send you information about firm events or publications. We do, however, provide you the opportunity to decline placement on our mailing lists. The data we hold is kept securely and only accessed by authorized personnel.

Computer data containing no personally identifiable information will be used only for internal business purposes and then discarded.

To the extent permitted by law, Dechert LLP will not sell, share, or otherwise disclose any of the information it collects online without your permission. Exceptions are disclosures to third parties who monitor the website and to parties who assist or cooperate in preparing firm mailings.

The data gathered also will be shared appropriately with our offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

Like many websites, we may use “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user’s device containing information about the user’s visit. Cookies are of various types and have different purposes including:

  • Google Analytics cookies: we use these cookies to track information about a user’s visit, including the IP address of the visitor, time and duration of visit, pages viewed, visit source/referring site and time zone. We use the information to check the usefulness of our website and help us improve it and so enhance visitor’s experience of its visitors.
  • Cookies to keep track of logon IDs and system favorites for our client extranets so that the visitor does not have to log on or set favorites on every visit. We also use them to keep track of pages viewed.

You can change your user settings in your browser to prevent us storing cookies on your device. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Dechert may revise this policy or any part of it at any time. We suggest you review the policy periodically for changes.

If you no longer wish us to hold data about you, or wish to change the type of information we send to you, please let us know by email at  privacy@dechert.com.