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.

They always made themselves available and were willing to work overnight, which is important in litigation.

Chambers UK and Chambers Europe


Ranked as a leading firm for Litigation: Highly Regarded 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 leading firm for Litigation: Elite in France by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.

Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution: commercial litigation in France by The Legal 500 EMEA.

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 Commercial Litigation in the UK.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP “has become a leading player, with a group of absolutely star litigators from Magic Circle litigation practices”.

Kevin Lloyd is ranked as a leading individual.

— Legal 500 UK, 2017

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