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. 

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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 (2020).

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

Clients describe the team as “best in class.”

“A very sophisticated investigation[s] practice.

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

Chambers UK, 2020

“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.

“Top-tier work product combined with straightforward and responsive client service make this team the real deal.”

“The team to go for when you need agile, forward thinking lawyers who will do things the right way.”

“Debevoise’s approach represents a perfect blend of high-level legal expertise, an understanding of how businesses operate in a fast-paced global environment, and a common sense approach to proposing solutions that can be deployed in real-life.”

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

—The Legal 500 UK, 2020

Ranked as a leading firm for White Collar Crime in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (2020).

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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