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, Moscow 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.”