Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has again earned high rankings in Chambers Latin America’s guide of leading law firms for 2023. The firm continued its longstanding Band 1 rankings in International Arbitration and Corporate Crime & Investigations and was promoted to Band 2 for Corporate/M&A. With respect to Corporate Crime & Investigations, Debevoise was one of only two firms to earn a Band 1 ranking.
Chambers’ market researchers recognized Debevoise for its “outstanding practice group offering top-tier advice on corporate crime and investigations involving Latin America” and for “exceptional knowledge of FCPA matters and long-standing experience interacting with the SEC and DOJ.” Chambers noted that Debevoise’s International Arbitration practice holds “an outstanding reputation for handling sophisticated disputes throughout the region,” with “singular expertise in both international commercial arbitration matters and investor-state mandates.” The publication also praised Debevoise’s Corporate/M&A team for its “cross-border capabilities” and “knowledge of Latin American acquisitions, joint venture formation and corporate agreements.”
In addition to these practice rankings, Chambers recognized seven Debevoise lawyers for their distinguished work in Latin America including partners Mark W. Friedman, Andrew M. Levine, Maurizio Levi-Minzi, Ina Popova, Dietmar Prager and David W. Rivkin and retired partner Donald Francis Donovan.
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.