Funds/Investment Management

With a combination of decades of experience, Debevoise is the global choice for private investment funds and investment management.

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Ranked as a top-tier firm by both Chambers USA (2023) and The Legal 500 US (2023) for Private Equity Fund Formation.

The team's abilities are first rate, they excel at analyzing complex matters and breaking them down into easily digestible components.

The Debevoise team is client-focused, very helpful, smart and knowledgeable.

The team is strong, very deep and has good institutional knowledge of how our business works.

Fantastic, very commercially savvy; they know this market inside-out.

In terms of client care and service they’re best in class.

Chambers USA, 2020-2023

The team is consistently excellent, collaborative and business oriented [and] provides concise and focused solutions on complex matters.

Excellent all around. They are adept at running large multi-faceted and time sensitive matters efficiently and finding innovative solutions to client issues.

The Legal 500 US, 2023

They are extremely strong technically, have a great understanding of the commercial context. They are second to none in the market.

For complex multi-jurisdictional funds, we would choose Debevoise every time.

The Legal 500 US, 2022

Debevoise has a world-leading practice in funds, tax and M&A. The lawyers combine great technical expertise with industry knowledge and commercial problem-solving ability.

Chambers Asia Pacific, 2021

The team is commercial, committed, available, responsive and pro-active.

Exceptionally strong private funds formation team, being able to leverage Debevoise’s New York and Hong Kong teams as well as specialist teams in secondaries, fund finance and regulatory is what sets Debevoise apart from its peers.

— The Legal 500 UK, 2023-2024


Debevoise & Plimpton offers exceptional quality.

They’re proactive, commercial and creative.

Chambers UK, 2022-2024

Law Firm of the Year in Asia for Fund Formation

Private Equity International, 2019

Recognized as a leading international law firm for having won 20 PEI Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia (2001-2019).

Private Equity International Awards Hall of Fame, 2019

Ranked as a leading law firm for global-wide capabilities in Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation by Chambers Global (2024). Also ranked as a Band 1 firm in the U.S. for Investment Funds & Asset Management (International & Cross-Border).

[The] level of dedication and seamless service from them is truly impressive.

An excellent and well-rounded team with industry-leading lawyers for fund formation as well as regulatory and tax advice.

Debevoise has strong global presence and is able to create a seamless global team.

Debevoise has tremendous experience in the private funds space. They’ve seen pretty much every issue we encounter and know how to solve it.

Chambers Global, 2021-2024

Internationally Ranked

Ranked in the top tier for Private Equity Funds (United States and Hong Kong). Also recommended as a leading firm for Private Equity Funds and Real Estate Funds (UK), and for Investment Funds (Luxembourg).

IFLR1000, 2022

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