Dechert (London)

Douglas Getter

Dechert (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Douglas L. Getter, head of Dechert’s U.S. corporate practice in Europe and corporate team in London, has extensive experience in U.S. and cross-border M&A transactions, private placements, public offerings and joint ventures, representing purchasers, sellers, issuers, financial advisors, joint venture partners, underwriters and placement agents and works regularly with major corporates, private equity houses and hedge and alternative asset funds. In Chambers Global, 2019, Mr. Getter is one of two US practitioners in London ranked for USA: Corporate/M&A where sources describe him as "a trusted and valued consigliere on all things critical to our business” and is recognized as a notable practitioner for Global-wide: Agribusiness. In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 UK, Mr. Getter is noted for his work in equity capital markets, private equity transactions: high-value deals, M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+ and flotations: small and mid-cap. In the 2016 edition he is noted for M&A and is praised for his combination of "international experience, practical advice and a forward-thinking nature." Mr. Getter is recognized as a U.S. foreign expert in Chambers Global, 2015, "noted for his work on cross-border transactions with a particular focus on US inbound and outbound mandates." He is mentioned in The Legal 500 Latin America, 2015 for corporate and M&A and in The Legal 500 UK, 2015 for M&A: mid-market. He is also mentioned in Chambers UK, 2014 for corporate/M&A and in The Legal 500 UK, 2014 for M&A: mid-market, private equity transactions and finance: emerging markets. Chambers Global, 2013 recognized his work with cross-border transactions, corporate fundraisings and US securities matters and he is highlighted as "a cross-border specialist with vast experience in US transactions." He is mentioned for M&A and emerging markets in The Legal 500 UK, 2013. The Legal 500 UK, 2012 describes Mr. Getter as “a dedicated leader and, more importantly, an experienced professional with unquestionable commitment to ethical values and service.” In 2011, the directory described him as “extremely well-regarded” and in 2010 recognized his team as “excellent” and “highly efficient with a practical solutions-based approach.”

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Alec J. Burnside, Marjolein De Backer, Michael Okkonen, Adam Levin, Christopher Field, Douglas Getter The UK Competition Authority drafts guidance on its powers and procedures regarding foreign direct investments


Key takeaways FDI rules in the UK have recently been tightened in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK can now intervene in transactions on the grounds of public health emergencies. Also, lower jurisdictional thresholds apply to transactions relating to artificial intelligence, (...)

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