It is awards season and we here at Crunched Credit have much to celebrate!

Dechert LLP named “Law Firm of the Year” by PDI, PEI and PERE

Dechert LLP was recently honored in five “Law Firm of the Year” awards across Europe, the Americas, and Asia by Private Debt Investor (PDI), Private Equity International (PEI) and Private Equity Real Estate (PERE), respectively. The PDI Awards 2016 named Dechert “Law firm of the Year in the Americas,” for the second consecutive year. Dechert was also honored as a finalist in Europe. PDI award winners are nominated and voted upon entirely by industry participants and service providers.

Dechert’s Representation of Private Investment Funds Recognized

Dechert finished in second place in the PEI Awards 2016 for the Asia-Pacific Region, in connection with which it was lauded for its outstanding work representing private investment funds, particularly in matters involving fund formation, and also placed second in the “Law Firm of the Year in Asia-Pacific (Secondaries)” category. The PEI Award winners are nominated by the publication itself based on feedback from a broad swath of industry participants; nominees are then voted upon by PEI’s readership.

Dechert’s significant representations and achievements in fund formation garnered it recognition as a finalist in the PERE Global Awards 2016, which honor leading industry participants in the private real estate markets and are also decided by industry vote.

Richard D. Jones named Top Investment Management Author

Crunched Credit’s blogger-in-chief, Richard D. Jones, has been recognized as a Top Author in the Investment Management industry category in JD Supra’s 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Readers of Crunched Credit know Rick as a thought leader with a style of writing all his own (just last week he mused, “our business will continue to grind along in a kind of middling trailer trash Goldilocks sort of way”), so please join us in congratulating Rick on this achievement.

This is the second year that JD Supra has given these awards, which acknowledge top authors and firms for their excellent reach with readers in a specific industry or for thought leadership writing on a key, cross-industry topic. The awards are tallied based upon the total number of reads an author had over the course of 2016; and we are thrilled that Rick was named among the top 10 out of 6,000+ in the investment management category! From all of us here at Crunched Credit, thank you to the readers who voted for Rick’s work and we look forward to another year of blogging about the black and/or orange swans on Crunched Credit.

We would like to offer our sincere and humble thanks to those who participated in the voting for these awards.