Funds/Investment Management in Europe

In Europe, Debevoise remains a premier private equity firm, with its Funds practice one of the few to have senior English- and U.S.-qualified fund formation practitioners on the ground. Chambers Europe quotes one client as saying the team is “one of the market leaders in what we do,” while Chambers UK lauds the team’s ability to “guide clients through regulatory, tax, investment and fund-raising matters with aplomb.”

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Recognised as a leading international law firm for having won 20 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia (2001-2019).

- Private Equity International Awards – Hall of Fame 2019


Ranked as a leading firm in Germany for Investment Funds by The Legal 500 EMEA (2020). Patricia Volhard ranked as a leading individual for Investment Funds and Private Equity.

Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK and France for Private Equity.

Excellent work all-around. Skilled, thoughtful, responsive, proactive.

The Debevoise funds team led by Geoff Kittredge was excellent. They are technically very strong and ran the matter efficiently and pro-actively.

IFLR1000, 2020

Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK for Investment Funds: Private Equity.

Incredibly knowledgeable and they operate both in Europe and the US, which is a great advantage.

Client-focused and very responsive.

They are one of the leaders in the secondary PE space; they have seen all types of transactions and have an ability to think through all the angles and leverage international capabilities.

Chambers UK, 2020

Ranked as a leading law firm for Investment Funds: Private Funds in the UK.

The firm's private funds practice provides outstanding services well informed not only by the latest European legal developments, but also by US private funds developments.

The London private equity practice at Debevoise & Plimpton is led by a group of excellent lawyers with extensive experience in the market who work well together as a team. When working with Debevoise you are confident that you will receive top quartile advice and will therefore be well placed in any legal discussion or negotiation.

Geoffrey Kittredge ranked as a leading individual. John Rife ranked a Next Generation Lawyer.

The Legal 500 UK, 2020

Lawyers have “a depth of resources, are pragmatic and hands-on, and have good judgement of what is commercially important for the client.”

[A] strong team with extremely capable key figures,” and “very knowledgeable and very good at building trusted relationships.

Chambers Europe, 2020

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