Debevoise Named 2021 “Practice Group of the Year” in Four Categories: International Arbitration, Fund Formation, M&A and White Collar

18 January 2022

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been awarded “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in the International Arbitration, Fund Formation, M&A and White Collar categories.  According to Law360, these annual awards recognize work done by transactional, litigation and regulatory lawyers across each of the groups. Winners are selected based on “the size, complexity and significance of the deals or litigation they worked on” and for notching “the biggest litigation victories or deals of the year.” The full list of winners is available here. Profiles of the winning groups will be published by Law360 over the coming weeks.

This year’s four winning practices showcase the firm’s extensive corporate and litigation capabilities:

International Arbitration Category: For over four decades, Debevoise’s International Dispute Resolution Group has offered winning advocacy, commercial judgment and client dedication across a broad range of international commercial and treaty arbitration, public international law and complex commercial litigation cases unmatched by any other firm in the world. Debevoise is one of the only firms to be consistently ranked Band 1 in the Chambers Global international arbitration, public international law and dispute resolution guides. Read Law360’s profile of the Group here.

Fund Formation Category: The Investment Management Group has advised private investment firms on the formation of, and investors on the investment in, private investments funds in all major investment strategies and across all major jurisdictions. With a global regulatory network and deep international experience, the practice counsels across the entire life cycle of these complex products and vehicles – covering organization and economic arrangements for sponsors, fund formation, downstream transactions, exits, firm and fund restructurings, buy-side work, secondaries and wind downs.

M&A Category: Consistently ranked among the leading M&A firms, Debevoise’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group is one of the handful of true advisors of choice to the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms on the most complex, highest-stakes deals in the market. The practice offers clients sophisticated and market-wise teams in both public and private M&A, regularly develops innovative structures and approaches, and deals smoothly and effectively with associated shareholder and governance issues, activist challenges and related litigation. Read Law360’s profile of the Group here.

White Collar Category: Debevoise’s award-winning White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group is ranked as one of the world’s top practices by Global Investigations Review and as Band 1 by Chambers on both sides of the Atlantic for its complex representations of clients facing litigation and public policy crises. The Group has been involved in some of the most significant investigations and resolutions over the past few years, and offers clients a depth of experience and global reach that allows for effective and strategic counsel, from defending against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, to conducting internal investigations, negotiating complex global settlements and facilitating cooperation with government regulators. Read Law360’s profile of the Group here.