White Collar & Regulatory Defense in Europe

Debevoise has one of the leading European White Collar & Regulatory Defense practices, advising on government investigations and enforcement actions, conducting internal investigations, leading white collar criminal defense representations of individuals, and providing compliance advice (including reviews and due diligence).

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Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Financial Crime: Corporates.

“Boasts a superb international footprint and ensures an ability to assist easily on complex cross-border matters.”

“They are strong experts in their field, with the practicality and client-focus that made a difficult investigation a success.”

Karolos Seeger and Jane Shvets are ranked as leading individuals.

Chambers UK, 2023

Ranked as a leading firm for Internal Investigations in Germany.

The Legal 500 Deutschland, 2022

“Nothing to improve; they are stellar.”

Benchmark Litigation Europe, 2020

Ranked as a top-tier firm in the UK for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime.

“Incredibly strong team that brings together expertise across multiple offices to provide a seamless and joined-up end client experience. The strength of the bench is deep and the team is super responsive.”

“Debevoise is certainly the law firm which has the deepest understanding of different jurisdictions. They are very committed to the case and to the client.”

“The competence level, the effective and smooth operation, the non-negotiable client-focus and the sheer quality of the team was very impressive.”

Lord Goldsmith KC and Karolos Seeger are named to the Hall of Fame. Jane Shvets is ranked as a leading individual.

—The Legal 500 UK, 2023

Ranked as a leading firm for White Collar Crime in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (2023).

“The Debevoise team is exceptionally rigorous in business criminal law. No aspect of a dispute is ignored or treated as an afterthought. It also has a real sense of teamwork which gives great efficiency.”

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