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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Ranked as a top tier international firm across Asia Pacific and in China for investment funds.

Chambers Global, 2020 and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021 

Andrew M. Ostrognai ranked a Senior Statesperson in China for Investment Funds: Private Equity. 

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021 

Gavin Anderson is also recommended as a leading lawyer for Investment Funds: Private Equity.

Chambers Global, 2020 and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021 

William Y. Chua is recommended in China as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global, 2020 and Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021 

William Y. Chua is also recommended in China as a leading lawyer for Private Equity Buyouts.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021 

“Debevoise has a world-leading practice in funds, tax and M&A.”

“The lawyers combine great technical expertise with industry knowledge and commercial problem-solving ability.”

“Very commercial and has a strong understanding of their clients’ needs.”

“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, 2020-2021


Gavin Anderson has taken part in a Private Equity International roundtable discussing the latest private equity trends in Asia.

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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.

“Debevoise is the Rolls-Royce of fund formation.”

“In the investment funds area, the knowledge and know-how across the firm globally are deep.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020

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

IFLR1000, 2020

Law Firm of the Year in Asia for Fund Formation

Private Equity International, 2019

Recognised as a leading international law firm for having won 20 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia (2001-2019).

- Private Equity International Awards – Hall of Fame 2019

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