Debevoise’s Frankfurt office has built an enviable reputation in handling high-end domestic and international matters.


Since opening in 2001, the Frankfurt office has developed deep expertise in some of Debevoise’s core practice areas, including M&A, private equity, finance, antitrust, corporate governance, investigations and international disputes. Market wise and expert in German and European law, the Frankfurt office is an integral part of a closely coordinated global practice that includes colleagues in London, Paris, Moscow, the U.S. and Asia.


The Frankfurt team advises leading German and international industrial and commercial companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies, banks and insurance companies. It is led by senior lawyers with long-standing experience in the market and across jurisdictions, including Germany, Austria and other European countries as well as the U.S. Many of Debevoise’s Frankfurt lawyers are also qualified to practice in the U.S.


According to Chambers Europe, “The team is very solution-oriented and manages clients’ questions very efficiently. It provides to-the-point advice and doesn’t waste our time with dozens of pages of theoretical evaluations.”


Debevoise’s Frankfurt office also has a proven track record in handling large, market-shaping matters in litigation. For example, the office was at the forefront of groundbreaking, large internal investigations for Siemens, Ferrostaal and other DAX 30 companies. The Frankfurt corporate defense team established much of the current best practice around simultaneous investigations conducted by different regulatory agencies.


Debevoise’s Frankfurt office is characterized by a team of lawyers passionate about the law and client service. Reflecting the firm’s wider commitment to create the most effective client solutions possible, the Frankfurt office places a premium on hiring and developing lawyers who approach client work with an emphasis on quality.