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.”

Debevoise’s mergers and acquisitions lawyers consistently lead transactions for some of the world’s most prominent corporations, financial services institutions and private equity firms. Over the course of 2021–2023, our industry-leading M&A team handled more than 350 announced or completed M&A deals with a total transaction value of approximately $627 billion.

Debevoise clients receive the hands-on, personal attention of sophisticated M&A partners who have broad experience in public and private M&A and specialize in complex, multifaceted transactions. Intense partner focus, a blend of practice breadth, specialization and teamwork, and a rigorous dedication to quality define the way we handle M&A assignments.

We have 24 partners who focus primarily on M&A work, supported by approximately 100 counsel and associates. Our M&A teams include market leading practitioners in core related areas such as finance, tax, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, benefits, environmental law and litigation risk management. The firm’s international presence with offices in the US, Europe, and Asia gives Debevoise exceptional cross-border capabilities, as well as local law capacity in key markets.