Litigation in Europe

Debevoise’s European litigation team, based in London, Paris and Frankfurt, focuses on delivering the most strategically advantageous and practical solutions for client’s problems.

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Ranked as a leading firm for Litigation.

Chambers UK, 2020 and Chambers Europe, 2019


Ranked as a leading firm for Litigation in the UK. “They have good strength in depth, with people on the ground who are well versed in legal theory” by Chambers Europe.

Ranked as a top tier firm for Dispute Resolution – Global-wide by Chambers Global (2020).

Ranked as a leading firm for Commercial Litigation and White Collar Crime in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (2020).

Ranked as a leading law firm for Commercial and Transactional Litigation by Benchmark Litigation Europe (2020).

“An absolutely first-rate firm at the top of its game. A go-to firm for the largest, most complex commercial disputes. The litigation team is fantastically led and stacked with talent.”

Partner Highlight

Partner Kevin Lloyd and international counsel Richard Lawton are advising BAT Industries in relation to various legal proceedings to determine which parties will bear ultimate liability in respect of the costs of cleaning up the Fox River in Wisconsin and the Kalamazoo River in Michigan, which have been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls.

The total clean-up related costs in respect of the Fox River alone are estimated to be around $1 billion.

Kevin Lloyd

Richard Lawton 


Ranked as a leading law firm for Litigation and Commercial and Corporate Litigation in the UK.

“Distinguished team with impressive international capabilities.”

“Excellent in every respect.” “They are efficient, responsive, collaborative and eager to help.”

“The team’s work and advice has consistently been of high quality, and their attention to detail and thoroughness has been outstanding.”

“They are very strong on strategy and are always thinking of angles that would give their clients an advantage in proceedings.”

Chambers UK, 2020

Ranked as a leading law firm for Commercial Litigation in the UK.

“This absolutely first-class firm is involved in the biggest and most complex commercial disputes and is stacked with talented lawyers who are also commercially aware.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton LLP fields ‘profoundly capable lawyers who will truly get to the heart of a case.’”

Kevin Lloyd is ranked as a leading individual, Christopher Boyne is ranked as a Next Generation Partner, and Akima Paul Lambert is ranked as a Rising Star.

—The Legal 500 UK, 2020

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