Tax in Europe

Debevoise’s European Tax practice is led by a strong team in London. It identifies the key issues in play and creates thoughtful solutions that are communicated in clear terms. Chambers UK praises partners in the practice for distilling “complex tax principles into comprehensible advice.

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The lawyers are very reliable and also have the capacity and imagination to solve problems.

Chambers Europe

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP stands out for its private equity work, which includes multi-jurisdictional planning and structuring, designing tax-efficient arrangements and consultation of tax reform in the UK and US.

Legal 500 UK, 2018


Ranked as a leading law firm for Tax in the UK by Chambers UK and Chambers Global, 2018. Clients say Richard Ward, chair of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's tax practice, “is calm, brilliant and just remembers everything.”

Richard Ward recommended for Tax in the UK by Chambers Europe.

Ranked as a leading firm for Tax in Germany and the UK by The Legal 500.

Ranked as a leading law firm for Tax in France by Chambers Europe.

Global Rankings

Debevoise ranks among the leading tax law firms in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States by the Tax Directors Handbook.


Richard Ward is praised for being one of the “best tax brains in the City” by The Legal 500.

Matthew D. Saronson is recognised for his ability to “distil sophisticated concepts into plain English” by The Legal 500.

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