Debevoise represents an array of clients across a broad spectrum of complex financing transactions. Seasoned, commercial and effective, the team has become a trusted business partner in deal after deal.
Jeffery E. Ross
Recommended as a leading firm in France for Capital Markets – Debt & Equity by IFLR1000 (2021/22).
Recommended as a leading firm in the UK for Bank Lending – Sponsor Side and Borrower Side by IFLR1000 (2022).
They are well known for being deal-oriented, business-savvy, time and cost efficient. The lawyers always react promptly to the changing commercial background, and provide smart and innovative structuring and drafting solutions.
Very good, very knowledgeable of the market and the market players.
Deep knowledge, wide experience and excellent orientation.
Shortlisted as Banking and Finance Team of the Year for our role representing EQT in its €3.23 billion of subscription line facilities with a club of 14 lenders from various jurisdictions.
–British Legal Awards, 2018
Ranked as a leading law firm for Banking & Finance – Global: Multi-Jurisdictional by Chambers Global (2022). Also ranked as a leading firm for Banking & Finance in the United States.
The Debevoise team has impressed … with their breadth of knowledge, market savvy and responsiveness.
—Chambers USA, 2022
The team is top-notch at structuring global transactions from both a legal and a tax perspective.
Debevoise & Plimpton is a ‘very sophisticated finance shop.
—Chambers USA, 2020-2021
They do an incredible job and they really distinguish themselves. Their negotiating skills are top-notch.
—Chambers USA, 2019
Debevoise’s Finance Group has experience in all types of finance work including:
Debevoise is ranked as a leading firm in Finance and in Aviation Finance by Chambers, as well as in Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers by The Legal 500 and Project Finance by IFLR1000. The cascading accolades flow in large measure from the team’s savvy, market-wise approach. “Their strength,” notes Chambers USA, “is their deal flow: they work on more transactions so they see more market terms and precedents.”
The Finance Group invests in its clients, developing a deep understanding of their business models, their needs and objectives, and their tolerance for risk and complexity. Pragmatic, flexible, fast and responsive, the team delivers innovative solutions and flawless execution, allowing clients to take advantage of market windows and employ innovative techniques.
Members of the Finance Group regularly draw on the experience of other parts of the firm, working closely with their colleagues in the Tax, Restructuring, Employee Benefits, Real Estate and Intellectual Property Groups, for a seamless experience. As stated in Chambers USA, the team’s work standard is “exceptionally high – they have a great deal of resources and are very client sensitive and cognizant of what clients think.”
The practice spans the firm’s offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong and stretches to the far corners of globe. Clients include issuers, transaction sponsors, project sponsors and companies, institutional investors, airlines, lessors and lessees whose needs involve acquisition finance, project finance, equipment finance, structured finance and derivatives, syndicated loans, high-yield bond offerings, mezzanine finance and private placements.
The end result is a seamless practice that leaves no stone unturned for clients. According to Chambers USA, “They're very efficient in using their time to focus on key issues and make sure all bases are covered.”