Middle East/Africa

Debevoise has a successful track record advising corporate entities and sovereign States on some of the highest profile corporate and litigation matters in the region in recent years.

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The team was awarded Specialist Deal Legal Advisor of the Year at the Private Equity Africa Awards for it’s work with TPG Growth in its takeover of the existing assets of the Abraaj Group’s $1 billion Global Healthcare Fund. See detail here.


The “quick-thinking and experienced” Catherine Amirfar is noted as “one of the best on Middle East issues”. She possesses “a stellar intellect and great skills in oral advocacy”.

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021

The added knowledge Donald Francis Donovan has on the Middle East and Asia sees him regularly described as a “global practitioner” and praised for “his experience, depth of knowledge and instincts in the field.”

Chambers Global 2021

The group has “considerable knowledge and skill in negotiating, drafting and supporting complex and challenging transactions in Africa”.

Geoffrey Burgess is recommended for M&A deals

The Legal 500

Peter Goldsmith KC has an impressively global disputes practice, handling arbitrations in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Chambers UK

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Ranked as a leading firm for work in emerging markets by The Legal 500 UK

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