Mergers & Acquisitions

A Top Choice for High-Stakes Transactions


Debevoise’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice offers an approach to problem-solving that is described by clients as “creative, thorough and elegant.”

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.

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.”