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 (2021). Patricia Volhard ranked as a leading individual for Investment Funds.

They offer global solutions from a single source, are creative, solution-oriented and have extensive knowledge of funds and fund investors.

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

IFLR1000, 2021/22


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.

Debevoise has tremendous experience in the private funds space, they’ve seen pretty much every issue we encounter and know how to solve it.

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, 2020-2021

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

The team and practice are leaders in their industry. The team have superior substantive knowledge; are always accessible and responsive; and work efficiently. The quality of the team makes them a pleasure to work with, and their advice is always valuable.

Their wealth of knowledge is crucial in the structuring of funds to reflect the latest trends not only in Europe but also in the US from both the GP and the LP perspective.

The investment management group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP … ‘provides a boutique-like experience wrapped up in a US powerhouse offering.’

Geoffrey Kittredge ranked as a leading individual and included in Hall of Fame. Matthew Dickman and John Rife ranked as Next Generation Partners.

The Legal 500 UK, 2020-2022

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

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, 2019-2021

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