Debevoise has one of the foremost private equity practices in the world, and its global Private Equity Group is structured to provide a “one-stop-shop” service for the sector’s most successful financial sponsors. This approach continues in Asia, combining a market-leading fund formation practice with some of the region’s most talented transactional lawyers.
As one of the few firms to couple fund formation capacity in Asia, Europe and the United States with an acclaimed private equity transaction practice in the same markets, Debevoise is uniquely qualified to assist clients in navigating the complex issues surrounding fund formations, downstream investments, strategic as well as transformational transactions, and exits.
The team has a diverse client base in Asia, including sponsors, investors and portfolio companies. This sector-wide experience gives the team distinct insight into private equity in Asia, allowing them to remain at the cutting edge of market practice and the wider commercial environment.
The Private Equity Group in Asia includes market leading funds and transactional attorneys. The funds team is led Gavin Anderson, described by clients in Chambers & Partners as “very quick, very smart and gives very high-quality advice,” and Andrew M. Ostrognai, who was named by Private Equity International as one of the 30 most influential global private equity lawyers.
The transactional team includes William Y. Chua, who has successfully advised on M&A, private equity and financing transactions in Asia for over 15 years, and is described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as “one of the most diligent US lawyers in town.”