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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One of the market leaders in what we do. There are three or four firms out there that are dominant players in the market - they are our preferred legal adviser.

Chambers UK, Europe and Global

They do so much work in private equity that they have a very solid breadth and depth of exposure to the market. The quality of their work and their extraordinary access are what set them apart. I give them extremely high marks.

They're a very impressive outfit.

Chambers Europe

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

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has “very high business acumen and provides high-quality advice”.

Geoffrey Kittredge ranked as a leading individual.

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Patricia Volhard is named as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds in Germany by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA.


Debevoise partner Patricia Volhard participated in the latest Germany roundtable published by Private Equity International.

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

“The team is very strong in terms of commerciality and practical insight.”

Geoffrey Kittredge ranked as a leading individual.

Chambers UK

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