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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The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) will have the power to investigate and prosecute crimes against the EU budget including fraud, corruption and tax avoidance. 

Visit our EPPO Resource Center, which provides regular updates, insights and resources on the EPPO.

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.

Find past issues of the FCPA Update


Ranked as a Band 1 firm for Financial Crime: Corporates by Chambers UK (2022).

“The team is very professional, has deep knowledge and knows how to handle complex issues.”

“A Premier League firm at the top of its game.”

“They are very knowledgeable and have valuable experience when it comes to investigations relating to compliance issues.”

“Debevoise are awesome.” “They’re at the top of their game and they have a truly international practice.”

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

Chambers UK, 2020-2022

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.

“A great cocktail of excellence mixed with pragmatism.”

“A firm which everyone would like to work with.”

“The “go-to” firm on corporate crime.”

“Fantastic team of professionals with deep experience on major matters.”

“The team is clear, insightful, respected by the authorities and very clever.”

“A dedicated team of exceptionally well-trained individuals, with a truly global experience base.”

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

—The Legal 500 UK, 2021-2022

Ranked as a leading firm for White Collar Crime in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (2022).

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