Finance in Europe

The firm’s finance team in Europe has particular experience advising private equity sponsors. This includes advising on leveraged financings as well as advising portfolio companies on their ongoing financing requirements.

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Recognised as Banking and Finance Team of the Year on the back of creating a groundbreaking ESG-linked fund finance facility for client EQT.

British Legal Awards, 2020 (See detail)

Ranked as a leading law firm for Acquisition Finance in the UK.

“It is a fantastic team full of brilliant talent. They are incredibly knowledgeable about both bespoke finance arrangements and also the industry.”

“Sophisticated and commercial advisers with a deep understanding about the needs of private equity firms and their portfolio companies.”

“Exceptional market knowledge and technical and commercial acumen.”

“The firm has a first-class acquisition financing team which goes out of its way to help clients achieve their objectives efficiently whilst protecting their interests.”

—The Legal 500 UK, 2023-2024

Ranked as a leading law firm for Banking and Finance.

“They are our go-to firm when it comes to financings.”

“Debevoise is a clear leader … with a very commercial approach and sound technical and legal advice.

“Highly capable at handling complex and bespoke transactions.”

“The level of service provided by the Debevoise & Plimpton team is outstanding.”

“The Debevoise & Plimpton team has a deep understanding of the relevant markets and a sensible, pragmatic approach.”

Chambers UK, 2023-2024

“The team is very strong in terms of execution, advice and proactive efforts.”

—Chambers Europe, 2024

Highly Commended in the Finance Team of the Year category.

–The Lawyer Awards, 2022

Recommended as a leading firm in France for Capital Markets – Debt & Equity.

Recommended as a leading firm in the UK for Bank Lending – Sponsor Side and Borrower Side by IFLR1000 (2022).

They are well known for being deal-oriented, business-savvy, time and cost efficient. The lawyers always react promptly to the changing commercial background, and provide smart and innovative structuring and drafting solutions.

Very good, very knowledgeable of the market and the market players.

Deep knowledge, wide experience and excellent orientation.

IFLR1000, 2020

Ranked as a leading firm for global-wide Banking & Finance advice by Chambers Global.

“Debevoise brings a great ‘can do’ attitude and delivers.”

“Debevoise has an exceptional finance team.”

 —Chambers Global, 2022-2023

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