Banking M&A

Debevoise combines its top-ranked insurance, investment management and bank regulatory practices with its leading M&A and capital markets practices to create a financial services M&A and capital markets powerhouse. The firm’s financial institutions M&A and capital markets lawyers are, first and foremost, experienced deal lawyers, who work on the largest and most complicated transactions worldwide. This experience, coupled with extensive exposure to insurance, asset management and banking transactions, allows the FIG team to spot and resolve the sector-specific issues that arise in these types of deals.

Debevoise’s Banking Group counsels domestic and international banks, thrifts and insurance firms with respect to a broad range of complex banking mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. Recent transactions include representing U.S. financial institutions in international investments in the banking sector and non-U.S. financial institutions on the establishment and operation of branches and affiliates in the United States. The banking team also has in-depth experience in developing bank and thrift acquisition structures for private equity clients.

The M&A and capital markets teams are supported by a deep bench of top regulatory and tax experts who are experienced in dealing with regulators in a transactional context and who are adept at structuring transactions to achieve a desired regulatory or tax result. In addition, the firm’s global financial institutions practice – with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai – gives Debevoise strong cross-border and local capability.