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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Winner in the “International Arbitration Practice that Impressed” category

GAR Awards, 2020


Ranked as a leading law firm for Commercial Arbitration.

“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 QC and Patrick Taylor are ranked as leading individuals.

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

Chambers UK, 2020-2022

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

Ranked as a leading law firm for International Arbitration.

“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, 2022-2023

Ranked as a leading law firm for International Arbitration in Europe. Lord Goldsmith KC is ranked as a leading individual.

Chambers Europe, 2023


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 & 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.”

“Amazing quality … the people they have are all truly excellent.”

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

“Debevoise excels at handling global disputes. They have talented lawyers who speak many languages and understand cultural norms and sensitivities.”

Chambers Global, 2021-2023

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