From offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt and Luxembourg 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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Amazing quality … the people they have are all truly excellent.
—Chambers Global, 2021
It’s a powerhouse firm that deploys its impressive resources to great effect.
—Chambers UK, 2021
Excellent work all-around. Skilled, thoughtful, responsive, proactive.
The team at Debevoise – both in the UK and US – are exceptional. They are smart, practical, efficient and commercially orientated. They are a go-to group on both the simple and the most difficult cases… There is not a matter that they cannot handle.
—The Legal 500 UK, 2021
They give very sensible, well-grounded and well-reasoned commercial advice, and the quality of their work product is very high.
They have seen all types of transactions and have an ability to think through all the angles and leverage international capabilities.
—Chambers Europe, 2020-2021
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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.”