Internal Investigations in Europe

The long history of Debevoise’s internal investigations team in Europe makes it one of the continent’s most formidable teams in this area. It regularly represents boards of directors, board committees and corporations in conducting internal investigations into alleged corporate wrongdoing, and in responding to the results of such investigations.

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Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Financial Crime.

A superb international footprint enabling it to assist easily on complex cross-border matters.

Debevoise is top of the list when it comes to corporate investigations and regulator engagement.

The team’s particular strength is their hands-on experience and very strong knowledge of the regulatory framework. They are at the top because they have knowledge and experience, they work hard and they deliver.

Chambers UK, 2019

Ranked as a leading firm for Corporate Investigations – Europe-Wide.

An excellent firm. An extremely professional, full-service, one-stop shop for all complex matters.

Debevoise is a class act from start to finish. They are available for their clients at all times and the speed of response is phenomenal.

Chambers Europe, 2018-2019

Ranked as a top tier firm in the UK for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime.

Debevoise and Plimpton LLP is “a market leader in the area of complex global investigations” providing “practical and commercial advice whilst paying close attention to detail and to the needs of the business”.

Lord Goldsmith QC and Karolos Seeger are ranked as leading individuals.

The Legal 500 UK, 2017-2018

Ranked as a leading firm in Germany for Compliance & Internal Investigations

Thomas Schürrle is recommended, with clients regarding him as “a reliable, competent and skilful adviser and navigator.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

Recent Matter

Debevoise represents Léo Apotheker, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company, in securities class actions, derivative litigation and regulatory inquiries arising from HP’s acquisition of Autonomy.

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