Debevoise Named 2022 “Practice Group of the Year” in Three Categories: Capital Markets, Fund Formation and Intellectual Property

18 January 2023

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been awarded “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 in Capital Markets, Fund Formation and Intellectual Property 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 during the coming weeks.

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

Capital Markets Category: The Capital Markets Group covers a broad range of transactional and advisory matters, including representing U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, underwriters and selling and controlling security holders in initial public offerings and other offerings of equity, debt and structured securities; advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies (as well as other investors and their controlled companies) in connection with capital markets exit transactions; offerings of high-yield debt in connection with leveraged financing and a range of other complex transactions; representing parties in offerings exempt from SEC registration under Rule 144A and Regulation S; advising on spin-offs, debt tenders and other corporate and capital restructuring transactions; providing securities law advice in connection with public M&A transactions, as well as on a range of other matters; and working with clients on the design and development of innovative securities products.

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.

Intellectual Property Category: The Intellectual Property Litigation Group handles a wide variety of cases around the world, including trademark, trade dress and advertising disputes; copyright matters in media and entertainment; right of publicity issues; and unfair competition, trade secret and patent cases. Many of its cases have cross-border components, and it has deep experience across a wide range of industries. The Group has been selected as Managing Intellectual Property’s “Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year” in four of the last seven years. The team was also named the Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers USA Awards in 2022.” Read Law360’s profile of the Group here.