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 are awesome. They’re at the top of their game and they have a truly international practice.

Clients describe the team as best in class.

A very sophisticated investigation[s] practice.

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

Chambers UK, 2020

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 in the top band for both Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption - Global-wide and Dispute Resolution Global-wide by Chambers Global (2020).

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

“Top-tier work product combined with straightforward and responsive client service make this team the real deal.”

“The team to go for when you need agile, forward thinking lawyers who will do things the right way.”

“Debevoise’s approach represents a perfect blend of high-level legal expertise, an understanding of how businesses operate in a fast-paced global environment, and a common sense approach to proposing solutions that can be deployed in real-life.”

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

—The Legal 500 UK, 2020

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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