Debevoise has been advising on Asian capital markets matters since the 1980s.
E. Drew Dutton
They have a combination of proactiveness, anticipation and a broad understanding of commercial implications.
—Chambers Asia Pacific
Ranked as a leading firm for equity capital markets in Hong Kong.
Since the Chinese government first traveled to the U.S. to learn about law and law firm organization in western countries, Debevoise has remained at the cutting edge of capital markets work in the region, working with clients on all aspects of their local and international needs.
The team works as part of a coherent, global unit, including lawyers in Asia, the U.S., Europe and Russia. The global capability and experience enables the team to work with Asia-based clients in accessing global capital markets, as well as assisting international clients with capital markets activities in Asia.
Through decades’ of experience in the region, the firm has established close relationships with law firms in China, Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and elsewhere in Asia. It regularly draws upon their experience in, and knowledge of, local legal issues to ensure a seamless and integrated approach to any capital markets activity.
As the regulatory environment has continued to evolve, the team has placed an emphasis on working closely with clients and regulators to understand exactly how developments impact on business activities and capital markets transactions. The team is one of the foremost in the region in this regard. Indeed, Chambers Asia-Pacific has said of the team that “they have a combination of proactiveness, anticipation and a broad understanding of commercial implications.”