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, 2019 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, 2019.

Ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution: commercial litigation in France by The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019.

Ranked as a leading law firm for Commercial and Transactional Litigation by Benchmark Litigation Europe, 2019. “First rate team, strength in depth, very good team players, fun to work with.”

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.”

“The performance of the firm was quite outstanding.”

Chambers UK, 2019

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

“Debevoise and Plimpton LLP is ‘outstanding in commercial litigation’”.

Kevin Lloyd is ranked as a leading individual, and Christopher Boyne is ranked as a next generation lawyer.

— Legal 500 UK, 2018

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