Since opening in 2001, the Frankfurt office has developed deep experience in Debevoise’s core practice areas, including M&A, private equity, finance, investment management, white collar and regulatory defense, and antitrust and competition.

In Frankfurt, the firm has built an enviable reputation in handling high-end domestic and international matters. It works closely with the firm’s other offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Funds/Investment Management

With a history of over 200 filings with the German funds regulator, the Debevoise funds team in Frankfurt is regarded as a market leader. The team advises clients on structuring their funds, developing marketing strategies, regulatory filings, and compliance.


Debevoise is recognized as one of the preeminent international firms in cross-border M&A. We regularly represent large corporations, strategic investors, private equity funds, hedge funds and investment banks in connection with complex, high-value public and private transactions, as well as joint ventures.


Our integrated European finance practice regularly advises clients on corporate loans and bond offerings, acquisition and project financings, private placements and refinancings. We also advise clients in the sale and purchase of debt instruments.

White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Debevoise has unparalleled experience in working on high profile, large scale regulatory matters and investigations around the world. We offer both prevention and cure across the whole spectrum of regulatory defense and corporate compliance work.

Antitrust and Competition

Debevoise’s competition law practice in Germany works as part of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Group, offering advice on all aspects of competition and antitrust matters.