Achim Pütz, Founder and Chairman BAI e.V., Managing Partner of Dechert LLP, has extensive experience in advising both German and international clients on traditional and alternative fund structuring, structured debt products and all aspects of complex alternative structures.
Institutional investors, especially insurance companies and pension funds, regularly call on Mr. Pütz with regard to their investments in alternative investment structures, and with regard to structuring dedicated, traditional and alternative investment platforms.
Mr. Pütz is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by several independent legal directories, including PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers in Germany and Chambers Europe, which noted in its 2012 edition that he is "highly efficient and client-oriented" and adds in its 2013 edition that "client enthuse over his expertise in German securities laws and investments". JUVE Handbook 2013/2014 endorsed him as one of the ten leading names in the area of investment funds and asset management in Germany, recognizing his "high professional expertise for alternative investments". Best Lawyers in Germany 2014 listed him among the leading lawyers in the areas of Investment and Investment Funds.
Mr. Pütz is founder and chairman of the German Alternative Investment Association (BAI). For many years he was also council member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA). He is a contributor to major financial services and asset management publications and a regular speaker at industry events.