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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As part of the new edition of International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Investigations, our team has contributed a chapter giving an overview on the key trends of corporate investigations in Germany. A PDF of the chapter can be found here.

The FCPA Report

The European team are regular contributors to the firm’s FCPA Update publication, adding a European perspective to international bribery and corruption topics.

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Ranked as a leading firm for Corporate Investigations – Europe-Wide.

[A]n excellent firm. An extremely professional, full-service, one-stop shop for all complex matters.

Chambers Europe, 2019

Debevoise is a class act from start to finish. They are available for their clients at all times and the speed of response is phenomenal.

Chambers Europe, 2018


Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Financial Crime: Corporates by Chambers UK, 2019

“Debevoise is top of the list when it comes to corporate investigations and regulator engagement.”

“The team’s particular strength is their hands-on experience and very strong knowledge of the regulatory framework. They are at the top because they have knowledge and experience, they work hard and they deliver.”

Lord Goldsmith QC and Karolos Seeger are ranked as leading individuals.

Chambers UK, 2019

“Everything I have done with DP has been of the highest quality. The lawyers bring a good mix of authority on white collar crime… There are no weaknesses that I have seen.”

Benchmark Litigation Europe, 2018

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

“Debevoise and Plimpton LLP is a market leader in the area of complex global investigations” providing “practical and commercial advice whilst paying close attention to detail and to the needs of the business”.

Lord Goldsmith QC and Karolos Seeger ranked as leading individuals.

Legal 500 UK, 2018

Lots of practical experience in compliance - you can really tell that the team has worked with international businesses extensively before.

Chambers Europe

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