Matthew Pincus Returns to Debevoise as International Counsel in the Tax Group

4 January 2022

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced today that Matthew Pincus has returned to the firm’s London office as an international counsel and a member of the firm’s Tax Group, primarily focusing on the tax aspects of private investment funds and secondary transactions.

Mr. Pincus brings to the firm deep experience advising clients on U.S. tax issues associated with the formation of and investments in private equity and other alternative asset funds, as well regularly representing clients in fund secondary transactions, including portfolio sales, GP-led transactions, fund restructurings and preferred equity financings.

Mr. Pincus originally joined Debevoise in 2011, advising a wide range of clients, with a specific focus on the private funds sector. His arrival marks the latest expansion of Debevoise’s Tax Group in London, following the promotion of Patrick Fasoro to international counsel in 2021, and the arrival of Jenny Wheater as an international counsel in 2020.

“Matt is an exceptional tax lawyer who brings extensive transactional experience in the private funds sector, especially when it comes to fund formation and highly complex secondaries” said Richard Ward, Chair of Debevoise’s UK tax practice and Co-Managing Partner for Debevoise in London. “We have a market leading funds and alternative assets transactions practice and being able to offer cutting edge UK and U.S. tax advice from our London office is a core promise to our clients. Matt will further enhance our client offering in that area and we are delighted to welcome him back.”

Debevoise has acted on behalf of sponsors of, or investors in, more than 2,800 private investment funds with committed capital of well over $3 trillion. The firm’s global tax team consists of more than 40 lawyers. Fluent in domestic and international issues alike, and well-connected with a network of local practitioners, the team excels at cross-border transactions and multijurisdictional tax planning. The practice is one of the few in Europe to field a team of senior lawyers qualified in both the U.S. and UK.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. We deliver effective solutions to our clients’ most important legal challenges, applying clear commercial judgment and a distinctively collaborative approach.