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.

“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.” “They are one of the leaders in the secondary PE space; they have seen all types of transactions and have an ability to think through all the angles and leverage international capabilities.”

Chambers UK, 2021-2023


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

“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.”

“Highly commercial team with deep intellect and problem solving capabilities.”

“Very strong secondary private equity capabilities, able to give best-in-class advice on structuring all type of complex secondary deals.”

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

The Legal 500 UK, 2021-2023


Ranked as a leading firm in Germany 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 for Investment Funds.

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

“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, 2022-2023

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

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

Debevoise & Plimpton has an excellent and well-rounded team with industry-leading lawyers for fund formation as well as regulatory and tax advice.

They’re proactive, commercial and creative.

Chambers Europe, 2023

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