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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London partner Katherine Ashton took part in a roundtable discussion led by Private Equity International on the latest trends and innovations in the global secondaries market.

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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 for Investment Funds: Private Equity.

“Incredibly knowledgeable and they operate both in Europe and the US, which is a great advantage.”

“Client-focused and very responsive.”

“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, 2020

The team is very strong in terms of commerciality and practical insight.

They try to understand what we are trying to achieve, and obtain the desired outcome.

Chambers Europe

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

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

“The investment management group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP … ‘provides a boutique-like experience wrapped up in a US powerhouse offering.’”

“The London private equity practice at Debevoise & Plimpton is led by a group of excellent lawyers with extensive experience in the market who work well together as a team. When working with Debevoise you are confident that you will receive top quartile advice and will therefore be well placed in any legal discussion or negotiation.”

“The Debevoise & Plimpton team differentiates itself by giving true advice at critical points of the process.”

Geoffrey Kittredge is ranked as a leading individual.

The Legal 500 UK, 2020

Ranked as a leading firm in Germany for Investment Funds.

Patricia Volhard ranked as a leading individual for Investment Funds and Private Equity, and noted for her compliance practice.

“Debevoise is valued by clients for its ‘excellent service level’ and ‘very good industry knowledge.’”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

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