From offices in London, Paris and Frankfurt, Debevoise has some of the market’s most renowned lawyers in Europe, working closely with an international client base to deliver on their most critical projects.
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They bring an incredible strategic perspective and see around corners.
They offer strength and depth – there is always someone who knows exactly what’s going on and you feel very well looked after. They have expertise in many areas and are good internationally.
—Chambers UK, 2019
Very proactive and solution oriented.
Very strong market knowledge, deep analysis and good advice.
Provides a first-rate standard across the board.
A top-notch service.
—The Legal 500 UK, 2018
Very obviously stands out as being one of the best. It understands how to do things internationally and create a team that works well together.
—Chambers Europe, 2019
Ranked as leading firm in France for Dispute Resolution, and as a leading firm in Germany for Investment Funds and Compliance & Internal Investigations.
—The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019
Debevoise’s European team encompasses English, European and U.S.-qualified lawyers who advise clients throughout the world. It works closely with the firm’s teams in the U.S., Russia and Asia to lead and coordinate on mandates that cross continents, including into emerging markets such as India, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. This global perspective is brought to bear on all relevant matters, but where a matter has a distinctly local feel, Debevoise creates teams in Europe to provide the highest-quality local insight and advice.
The team is also distinct by the caliber of its partners. It includes recognized leaders across the core practice areas of the firm who work closely as a coherent group. This is a powerful combination – a group of top-of-class lawyers working cohesively – which ensures clients receive the best advice from the best people at all stages of a matter.
In addition to possessing leading lawyers in distinct practice areas, Debevoise’s European team places an emphasis on embedding itself in the industries in which its clients operate. It counts among its ranks a number of lawyers whose careers have been focused acutely on specific industry sectors. Debevoise advises clients across industries such as aviation, energy and natural resources, insurance, mining and private equity, on some of those sectors’ most transformational transactions and business-critical disputes.
Over the course of the firm’s 50 years in Europe, it has built long and lasting relationships with some of the region’s largest, most active and most innovative organizations. It has done so by delivering time and again on their most important matters. Such work continues to earn the group plaudits. Speaking of the Europe-wide practice, Chambers Europe quotes one source stating that “the group works to an extremely high level of expertise. We have used many members of the team in several countries, and there isn't a weak link in the chain.”