Private Equity in Asia

Debevoise’s private equity team in Asia was one of the first to advise the private equity sector as the industry emerged in the region, and today continues to blend its international strength with an intimate knowledge of local markets.

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Recognised as a leading international law firm for having won 19 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia (2001-2019).

- Private Equity International Awards – Hall of Fame 2019

Ranked as a leading firm for Private Equity in Hong Kong.

“Displays ‘excellent market insight’ on behalf of local and international sponsors on their pan-Asian investments.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

Ranked as a Tier 1 firm for Investment Funds in Hong Kong, and Andrew Ostrognai is recommended as a leading individual.

“Well-known for its standout private funds practice, and has featured in many of the largest and most sophisticated fundraisings in Asia for over 15 years.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2019-2020

Ranked as a leading firm for private equity and a top tier firm for private equity funds in Hong Kong.

IFLR1000, 2020


Ranked as a top tier international firm across Asia Pacific and in China for investment funds. Also ranked as a leading fund in China for Private Equity Buyouts and M&A.

Andrew M. Ostrognai is in Band 1 in China for Investment Funds: Private Equity. Gavin Anderson is also recommended as a leading lawyer.

William Y. Chua is also recommended in China as a leading lawyer for M&A and Private Equity Buyouts (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020) and as a leading lawyer in China for Corporate/M&A (Chambers Global, 2019)

“The cooperation with them has always been very robust and perceptive, and for the Asia-Pacific region they are definitely a top-tier law firm for this market.”

“They have deep knowledge and experience in fund formation matters as well as negotiating with investors during the fund documentation stage.”

“Debevoise's service has been very strong, in terms of comprehensiveness, the insight in the due diligence and advice provided, and the timeliness and thoughtfulness of the documentation.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020 and Chambers Global, 2019

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