Commercial Arbitration in Europe

Debevoise’s commercial arbitration team in Europe is a central component of the firm’s internationally recognized Arbitration Group. It advises around the world on cases governed under UK law, and is led by renowned leaders in the field. It is known for its powerful advocacy, and frequently argues multibillion dollar cases. Chambers UK describes the team as a “stellar international arbitration practice, regularly undertaking complex commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations.”

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The Debevoise team has authored various guides and tools to further the practice of international arbitration, including the industry standard setting Efficiency Protocol, and the Protocol to Promote Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.

These resources can be found here.

Recommended as a Band 1 firm for global-wide International Arbitration advice. Also ranked as a leading firm in the UK and Europe-wide, for International Arbitration.

“Debevoise's combination of international law expertise, strategic planning, collaborative approach … enables them to handle international aspects of cases in an exceptional manner.”

“They are the best international arbitration team in the world."

“ Debevoise & Plimpton are excellent. They think strategically with a forward-looking perspective. ”

“The best of the best.”

“Debevoise are an exceptionally talented group … the written and oral advocacy is of top quality.”

“The Debevoise team is superb … Coordination is entirely seamless and the different jurisdictions are used to the team’s advantage.”

Chambers Global, 2021-2024

Ranked as a leading law firm for Commercial Arbitration.

“They’re superb and are deeply experienced in this area. It is great to have them on your side and you wouldn’t want to be against them.”

“They have stellar people in the field.”

“Skilful execution is at the heart of their strengths, along with the ability to simplify very complex issues.”

“Outstanding firm that focuses on delivering excellence to clients.”

“They are head and shoulders the finest advocacy firm.”

“They are efficient, responsive, eager to help, collaborative and professional.”

Lord Goldsmith KC, Jeffrey Sullivan KC, Patrick Taylor and Samantha Rowe are ranked as leading individuals.

Tony Dymond is ranked in Band 1 for Construction – International Arbitration.

Chambers UK, 2020-2024

Lord Goldsmith, KC, Tony Dymond, Patrick Taylor and Samantha Rowe included in The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist.

Ranked in the top tier for International Arbitration.

“A go-to firm for international arbitration.”

“Almost unrivalled in its experience, expertise, depth and overall performance.”

“The Debevoise team has shown remarkable reactivity skills when needed – very pragmatic and solution-oriented advice and analyses.”

“The arbitration group has unique qualities which are hard to match.”

“The team has some of the best individuals in the London disputes market, and the quality shines through as a result.”

The Legal 500 UK, 2022-2024

Ranked as a leading law firm for International Arbitration in Europe. Lord Goldsmith KC and Jeffrey Sullivan KC are ranked as leading individuals.

Chambers Europe, 2024

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