John W. Rife III

Partner
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 5530
Overview
John Rife is an English-qualified partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Funds/Investment Management Group, where he advises ... Read Full Biography

Publications

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • Introduction to Fund Structuring LP Partnership Fund Structure
    4 December 2019
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
    BVCA Essential Skills for the Finance Team
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • GP-led deals: finding the path of least resistance
    19 November 2019
    SuperInvestor
    Secondaries Summit
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Fund Terms and Market Trends
    20 September 2019
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Main Economic Terms
    20 September 2019
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund structuring complexities and best practices; Trends in emerging markets terms and conditions; Tax and regulatory considerations affecting fund structures and terms; The impact of evolving global regulation on emerging markets funds;
    11 September 2019
    EMPEA & Debevoise & Plimpton
    Changing Landscape of Emerging Markets Private Equity Fund Formation
    EMPEA Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Real Estate Investment Vehicles: Debt Fund Structures
    27 March 2019
    Invest Europe
    Geneva Investors' Forum
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Terms: Economics and Other Key Fund Terms
    21 March 2019
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Fund Training
    Luxembourg
    Speaking Engagements
  • PE Funds in Times of Crisis – Scenarios and Possible Solutions
    27 February 2019
    Schnittker Möllmann Partners
    PE Legal – The European Private Equity Summit 2019
    Berlin, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Winding to a Close – Challenges Faced by Managers as the Fixed Term of Their Fund Approaches
    8 February 2019
    Maples and Calder
    The Maples Investment Funds Forum
    Grand Cayman
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Current State of the Secondaries Market
    11 December 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Secondaries Roundtable
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to Fund Structuring, LP Partnership Fund Structure
    4 December 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Essential Skills of the Finance Team
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Distressed Investing in India: New Opportunities for Funds
    20 November 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Breakfast Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Hedging & Risk Management
    7 November 2018
    Investec
    Hedging & Risk Management Masterclass
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Strategies: Balancing GP Interests and Maintaining Competitive and Marketable Positioning to LPs
    25 October 2018
    Emerging Markets Private Equity Association

    EMPEA Masterclass.

    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Distressed Investing in India: New Opportunities for Funds
    19 October 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Breakfast Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Issues and trends in GP-led fund restructurings
    11 October 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Summit Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Main Economic Terms
    21 September 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Training - London
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Fund Terms and Market Trends
    21 September 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Training - London
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Fund Terms and Market Trends
    9 March 2018
    Invest Europe/Debevoise
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    Debevoise, Frankfurt
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Main Economic Terms
    9 March 2018
    Invest Europe/Debevoise & Plimpton
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    Debevoise, Frankfurt, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to Fund Structuring LP Partnership Fund Structure
    4 December 2017
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Training - Essential Skills for the Finance Team
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Impact of European Regulation on Nordic Funds
    24 November 2017
    The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Nordic Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Strategies: Balancing GP Interests and Maintaining Competitive and Marketable Positioning to LPs
    19 October 2017
    Emerging Market and the Private Equity in Africa
    EMPEA Fundraising Masterclass
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • New Governance Challenges in Emerging Market Private Equity
    16 October 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton - London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business Integrity and Risk Management in Private Equity
    18 July 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Terms and Investment Strategies - The Latest Regulatory and Tax Considerations for Real Estate Funds
    28 June 2017
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Real Estate Forum
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Update: AIFMD and its Impact on Non-EU Based Fund Managers; Current Issues for European Investors
    6 April 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    NY Seminar Update: AIFMD and its Impact on Non-EU Based Fund Managers; Current Issues for European Investors
    New York, Debevoise & Plimpton
    Speaking Engagements
  • Tail End Solutions: It Ain’t Over Till it’s Over
    29 January 2016
    Private Equity Lawyers’ Forum
    PELF Annual Conference
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Secondaries 101: An introduction to secondary purchases and sales of PE fund interests
    16 April 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton

    This breakfast seminar will provide a brief overview of PE secondary transactions, including:

    • a summary of the deal process from start to finish
    • typical legal documentation
    • key issues in negotiating the purchase agreement
    • key structuring and tax considerations
    • role of the GP and potential conflicts of interest
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements