Samuel M. Duncan is tax counsel in our New York office. Mr. Duncan was a part of the team that advised on Chrysaor Holdings’ acquisition of a diversified North Sea oil and gas portfolio from Shell. This deal was named by the European Tax Awards as the “European Energy Tax Deal of the Year” (2018).

Mr. Duncan joined Debevoise in 2014. He received a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in December 2009, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and an articles editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and received a B.A. with honors in history from Wesleyan University in 2005. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Duncan is a member of the Bar of New York.


  • University of Michigan Law School, 2009, J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, 2005, B.A. (Hons)

Bar Admissions

  • New York