Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has again earned high rankings in Chambers Latin America’s guide of leading law firms for 2022. The firm continued its longstanding Band 1 rankings in International Arbitration and Corporate Crime & Investigations and was again named a leading firm for Corporate/M&A. With respect to Corporate Crime & Investigations, Debevoise was one of only two firms to earn a Band 1 ranking in this department.
In reference to the firm’s Corporate Crime & Investigations ranking, Chambers’ market researchers recognized the firm for being “highly sought after for its exceptional knowledge of FCPA matters and longstanding experience interacting with the SEC and DOJ,” and “deeply involved in the handling of sophisticated matters throughout the region, most notably in Brazil and Mexico.” The publication also praised the firm’s Band 1 International Arbitration practice, noting that it has an “outstanding reputation for handling sophisticated disputes throughout the region” and is “renowned for its singular expertise in both commercial arbitration matters and investor-state mandates.” The firm’s Corporate/M&A practice was recognized for its “high-quality lawyers who know how to deal with matters in Brazil,” and its representation of a “host of impressive private equity investors, as well as global and regional insurance firms.”
The publication ranked six Debevoise partners for their outstanding work in the Latin American market: Donald Francis Donovan, Mark W. Friedman, Andrew Levine, Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Dietmar Prager and David W. Rivkin.
Debevoise’s Latin America practice combines top-tier litigation and arbitration skills, broad transactional capabilities and a savvy understanding of the region. The practice works with some of the most sophisticated and respected conglomerates, corporations, investors and families in Latin America, with some relationships dating back more than 50 years.