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 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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The group works to an extremely high level of expertise. We have used many members of the team in several countries, and there isn’t a weak link in the chain.

Chambers Europe


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

“Industry leaders with unmatched experience in the UK anti-bribery and corruption space.”

“One thing that stands out is the ability to give a holistic, global view of the challenges in this space. The work we did with them was scattered across a range of jurisdictions, and their approach was appropriately global.”

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


Debevoise & Plimpton LLP's 'very knowledgeable and experienced' lawyers are praised for their 'valuable tax advice on fund formation.'

The Legal 500 UK

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, 2017

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

Chambers Europe


Ranked as a leading law firm for Corporate Investigations Europe-wide and Germany by Chambers Europe.

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