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 Band 1 firm in Hong Kong for Investment Funds. Also ranked as a leading firm in Hong Kong for Private Equity.

“They have deep market knowledge, an agile thought process and provide an excellent work quality.”

“Debevoise & Plimpton is our go-to law firm for investments funds work. They have a very deep-bench of excellent lawyers in Hong Kong and across their international network, and really understand the funds space and how to help their clients achieve their objectives efficiently.”

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Greater China, 2024

Ranked as a leading firm for Investment Funds and Private Equity.

“Debevoise & Plimpton is our go-to law firm for investments funds work.”

“Definitely one of the heavyweights in the Asian investment funds formation space. No compromise on quality.”

“The team continues to impress with its unparalleled knowledge of the industry, solutions-focused advice and impeccable service.”

“They are able to provide advice rooted in their deep understanding of market practice.”

—The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022-2023

Ranked in Tier 1 for Private Equity Funds in Hong Kong.

—IFLR1000, 2022

Recommended for Private Equity in Hong Kong.

IFLR1000, 2022


Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Investment Funds: Private Equity in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

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

Chambers Global, 2021-2023

Ranked as a Band 1 firm in China and the Asia-Pacific region for Investment Funds: Private Equity.

Andrew M. Ostrognai is ranked as a Senior Statesperson in China for Investment Funds: Private Equity. Gavin Anderson is ranked in the top band of lawyers in the same category.

“The team is analytical and experienced.”

The team wins praise for its “good depth of knowledge” and is commended for its “collaborative approach to problem solving.”

“Eminent team of private equity specialists.”

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

—Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2021-2023

Law Firm of the Year in Asia for Fund Formation

—Private Equity International, 2019

Recognized 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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