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Debevoise Named Law Firm (Fund Formation) of the Year in North America and Law Firm (Transactions) of the Year in Asia by Private Equity International
March 3, 2011

Firm Honored for Eighth Consecutive Year

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been named Law Firm (Fund Formation) of the Year in North America and Law Firm (Transactions) of the Year in Asia by the Private Equity International Awards 2010, presented by Private Equity International magazine and based upon an annual global readers’ poll. This marks the fifth time since 2003 that the firm received a top award in the North America category and the fourth time since 2005 that the firm received a top award in the Asia category. Debevoise was also honored as the Best Law Firm (Deals) in North America for 2006 and 2004.

In its award citation, Private Equity International notes that Debevoise "kept busy with numerous fund launches in 2010, including secondary- and distressed debt-focused private equity funds" and that in Asia, "High-profile deals Debevoise advised on in 2010 included AIG’s $2.16 billion sale of its Taiwan Nan Shan Life unit to a consortium led by local conglomerate Ruentex, and Baring Private Equity Asia’s investment in Hyderabad-based Coastal Projects, a deal reportedly valued at $60 million." The awards are listed in their entirety on and in Private Equity International’s 2010 Annual Review.

Debevoise has been a pioneer in private equity for over 30 years, and has been recognized as a global leader in both fund formation and private equity transactional work. Since 1995, Debevoise has acted as counsel for sponsors of, or investors in, over 1,350 private equity funds worldwide, with committed capital of over $1 trillion. With over 200 lawyers in the U.S., Europe and Asia devoted to and experienced in serving private equity firms and investors in every region of the world, Debevoise is among a handful of firms with a truly global private equity practice.

Eleven years ago, the firm introduced the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, which focuses on the ways in which legal and market developments impact private equity firms and their investors in their fundraising, investing, acquisitions, financing and monetization activities. In 2006, the firm published The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, a one-stop guide to the business, legal, tax and regulatory issues affecting private equity.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm has approximately 750 lawyers.



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