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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Winner in the “International Arbitration Practice that Impressed” category

GAR Awards, 2020


Ranked in the top tier for Public International Law and ranked as a leading law firm for Investor State Arbitration.

“[An] outstanding, champion team of lawyers."

“They are undoubtedly an exceptional firm and have such strength in depth.”

“Very obviously stands out as being one of the best. They understand how to do things internationally and create a team that works well together.”

“They bring an incredible strategic perspective and see around corners.”

Chambers UK, 2019-2020

Lord Goldsmith, QC, Tony Dymond, Patrick Taylor and Samantha Rowe included in The Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist.

Ranked as a leading law firm for International Arbitration.

“'The team's expertise covers multiple jurisdictions and different legal fields; it is very integrated and the lawyers work seamlessly with each other.”

The Legal 500 UK, 2020

Debevoise named in top band for International Arbitration – Global-wide, Public International Law Global-wide and Dispute Resolution Global-wide by Chambers Global (2019).

This is an exceptional firm […] one of the top three best arbitration firms in the world.

They provide top-notch analysis and their ability to bring in their expertise in both public and private international law is invaluable. They gave us an incredible amount of time and attention and the highest-quality legal advice.

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

“Debevoise & Plimpton is one of the very top firms in this field. It has a breadth of experience that not many firms can match.”

Lord Goldsmith QC is ranked as a leading individual, and Aimee-Jane Lee is noted as a next generation lawyer.

The Legal 500 UK, 2020

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