Consistently ranked among the leading M&A firms, Debevoise is one of the handful of true advisors of choice to the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms.
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The firm has a deep understanding of our business and values. It's full-service and creative and has global presence.
Very client-centric and very commercial; it has a one-team mentality.
They have deep M&A and cross-border experience and it shows on deals. They cover all their bases, and anticipate your needs before you do. Their approach to problem-solving is creative, thorough and elegant.
—The Legal 500 US
The firm is high quality, and quality of work is great.
—Chambers Asia Pacific
Known for its experience in substantial cross-border matters and high-profile, complex M&A transactions.
—The Legal 500 UK
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In 2019, our M&A team handled more than 135 announced or completed M&A deals with a total transaction value of approximately $441 billion.
The team regularly handles a number of the most complex, highest-stakes deals in the market.
The practice offers clients sophisticated and market-wise teams in both public and private M&A, regularly develops innovative structures and approaches, and deals smoothly and effectively with associated shareholder and governance issues, activist challenges and related litigation.
With offices in key financial centers around the world and deep cross-border experience in New York as well, the practice is truly global. It also brings a wealth of industry-specific experience in areas such as private equity; insurance and financial institutions; healthcare; technology, media & telecommunications; asset management; aviation; and energy, mining and natural resources. That experience brings with it unique insights into the risks, value drivers and client priorities in each of these industry sectors.
The Debevoise M&A team consists of 25 dedicated M&A partners and more than 100 counsel and associates. The team is supported by deep experience in all core related areas, including finance, tax, antitrust, capital markets, intellectual property, real estate, benefits, environmental law and litigation.
Debevoise M&A partners are actively engaged in all facets of the deals the firm handles, providing clients a level of talent and intensity that is genuinely rare in today’s legal marketplace. This includes one of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” according to The National Law Journal, and individuals with a reputation for finding “solutions to challenging situations and tough negotiations,” according to Chambers USA.
A true partnership in every sense of the word, Debevoise takes a genuinely collaborative approach to every assignment. Chambers USA noted that a Debevoise client “is a client of the whole firm,” enabling Debevoise partners to “handle the matter in a seamless way.”