Dechert (London)

Adam Levin

Dechert (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Adam Levin is co-head of Dechert’s corporate group in London and focuses his practice on advising international corporates, private equity groups and high net worth individuals, particularly with regard to their corporate structuring, governance, private equity and transactional matters and in the course of his practice also handles their disputes and other contentious matters. Mr. Levin’s clients are often from Central and Eastern Europe or the United States of America, although typically they are based elsewhere, such as the UK and Switzerland, and have business interests worldwide. His work typically involves structuring around complex issues under an aggressive timeframe and has a significant cross-border element. Mr. Levin spent a number of years working in Australia where he accrued extensive experience in corporate and commercial transactions, funds, e-commerce, securities laws, venture capital, finance arrangements and joint ventures. He dealt regularly with leading financial institutions such as Bankers Trust, Citicorp, Deutsche Funds Management, ABN Amro and Westpac amongst others. Since returning to the UK in 1999, Mr. Levin has led significant deals notable for both transactional size and industry prestige. Mr. Levin is recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2016 for private equity and is described as "an excellent, precise and experienced lawyer for corporate structuring advice and execution." He was also recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2014 for private equity. Mr. Levin was formerly a partner in the London office of Baker McKenzie as well as an Australian law firm. He joined Dechert in September 2005 and is currently chair of the firm’s Innovation Task Force, a cross-practice collective of lawyers and technology specialists, responsible for the implementation and delivery of artificial intelligence and software systems in order to provide an efficient, seamless legal offering.

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61 Bulletin

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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