Private Equity in Europe

Debevoise’s global strength in private equity is reflected in its European team, which works on some of the continent’s most complex deals and fundraisings, and leads on emerging markets work.

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Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK for Private Equity Funds. Also recommended for Investment Funds in Luxembourg.

IFLR1000, 2022


Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK and France for Private Equity.

“Excellent work all-around. Skilled, thoughtful, responsive, proactive.”

“The Debevoise funds team led by Geoff Kittredge was excellent. They are technically very strong and ran the matter efficiently and pro-actively.”

IFLR1000, 2020-2022


Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK for Investment Funds: Private Equity.

“Debevoise & Plimpton offers exceptional quality.”

“They are a top-quality firm with lawyers who work efficiently and teams that are the right balance of smart and practical.”

“Debevoise has tremendous experience in the private funds space, they’ve seen pretty much every issue we encounter and know how to solve it.”

Chambers UK, 2021-2024


Ranked as a leading firm in the UK for Private Funds and Private Equity Transactions.

“The team is commercial, committed, available, responsive and pro-active.”

“Highly experienced and capable team. Very commercial and astute with their advice.”

“Exceptionally strong private funds formation team, being able to leverage Debevoise’s New York and Hong Kong teams as well as specialist teams in secondaries, fund finance and regulatory is what sets Debevoise apart from its peers.”

“They are our go-to firm for complex, large value transactions. They have a deep bench, and their specialist advice is excellent.”

Geoffrey Kittredge is ranked as a leading individual and included in the Hall of Fame.

The Legal 500 UK, 2022-2024


Ranked as a leading firm in Germany and Luxembourg for Investment Funds.

“The combination of Debevoise's extremely strong practice in Frankfurt and access to a broader network of private equity fund lawyers in London, Hong Kong and New York, makes Debevoise unique. Debevoise is able to deliver commercially oriented advice based on the experience of working for so many other clients.”

The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2022


Ranked as a leading firm in Germany and Luxembourg for Investment Funds.

Patricia Volhard ranked in the Hall of Fame for Investment Funds.

“The team has always provided excellent service. They are incredibly knowledgeable, give clear and concise advice.”

“The D&P team always reacts very quickly, recognizes the problems and reliably delivers good results very promptly.”

“High quality; high level of responsiveness; strong regulatory competence.”

“They offer global solutions from a single source, are creative, solution-oriented and have extensive knowledge of funds and fund investors.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2022-2024

Ranked as a leading law firm in the UK and Germany for Investment Funds.

A solid firm in the private funds and secondaries space.

The team … possesses deep experience in funds laws and structuring matters.

The lawyers show very good commercial thinking … they’re top-notch.

Chambers Europe, 2024

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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