Public International Law in Europe

In Europe, the profile, volume and wide range of mandates undertaken by the public international law team, which includes lawyers in London and Paris, make it one of the most prominent practices in the world. The group advises sovereigns, multinationals, corporates, high-profile individuals, leading political figures and international organizations.

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The Debevoise team has authored various guides and tools to further the practice of international arbitration, including the industry standard setting Efficiency Protocol, and the Protocol to Promote Cybersecurity in International Arbitration.

These resources can be found here.

Ranked as a leading firm for Public International Law and Investor State Arbitration.

“They’re superb and are deeply experienced in this area. It is great to have them on your side and you wouldn’t want to be against them.”

“Absolutely brilliant. The team is thorough, rigorous and they are great in both the detail and the big picture.”

“The team has exceptional capacity for handling issues of any complexity, and can handle various international public law issues.”

“The quality of their work is impeccable and the attorneys are human rights specialists.”

“They have stellar people in the field.”

Chambers UK, 2023-2024


Debevoise named in top band for Arbitration (International) and Public International Law – Global Market Leaders. Also ranked as a leading firm for Dispute Resolution - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional by Chambers Global (2023).

“Debevoise & Plimpton are excellent. They think strategically with a forward-looking perspective.”

“Debevoise are an exceptionally talented group … the written and oral advocacy is of top quality.”

“The best of the best.”

“The Debevoise team is superb …Coordination is entirely seamless and the different jurisdictions are used to the team’s advantage.”

Chambers Global, 2021-2023

Ranked in the top tier in the UK for Public International Law.

“Continuously demonstrating exceptional legal expertise in public international law and arbitration, as well as professionalism, innovative thinking, and a commitment to client service.”

“Debevoise is one of the leading PIL firms in the world, and London is a key part of that status.”

“The public international law work that Debevoise does is fantastic and it is head and shoulders above other firms.”

Lord Goldsmith KC is ranked as a leading individual.

The Legal 500 UK, 2023-2024

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