Vera Losonci is a U.S. and English qualified international counsel in the Corporate Department. Her practice covers a broad spectrum of cross-border transactions, with a special focus on capital markets and securities work and transactions in emerging market jurisdictions. She also advises clients in significant cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, as well as on corporate governance matters.
Ms. Losonci is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers Europe (2021) and Chambers Global (2022). In previous editions of the guide, clients say she “really knows her stuff,” and “she is very approachable, a pleasure to work with, and very collaborative.” She is “praised for her ‘very good commercial business sense’” and is noted for her “depth of experience working on deals involving Russia.” Named a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 UK (2023) for her work in emerging markets, Ms. Losonci has received praise for her “incredible knowledge.” She is also recommended by IFLR1000 (2022).
She is the author of a number of articles including “UK Proposals to Reform Listing Rules to Attract SPACs and Technology Companies,” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance (May, 2021); “Debevoise Discusses When to Disclose a European Deal,” The CLS Blue Sky Blog (May, 2019); “EU Advises Businesses to Ramp Up Brexit Preparations,” Debevoise Client Update (July, 2018); “Debevoise On Brexit: The ‘No-Deal Deal’,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (February, 2018); “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses FCA’s Reforms To UK’s IPO Process,” The Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog (November, 2017); “The Market Abuse Regulation: Practical Tips for Compliance with the New Regime,” Debevoise Client Update (August, 2016); “Brexit: So What Happens Next?” CEE Legal Matters (July, 2016); and “The Cost of Compliance,” Mining Journal (April, 2016).
Speaking engagements include “Changes to UK Listing Rules,” BVCA Tax, Legal & Regulatory Conference (November, 2021); “Equity Buybacks in Times of Crisis”, Debevoise Seminar (April, 2020); “International Issues Facing Senior Lawyers Active in Emerging Markets”, Debevoise Emerging Markets Legal Symposium (November, 2019 and November 2018); “Russian Equity Buybacks – Recent Trends and Key Structuring Considerations”, Debevoise Seminar (October, 2018); “21st Century Capital Markets”, The Bank of New York Mellon Depositary Receipts, Capital Markets & Investor Relations Seminar (April, 2018); “Emerging Market Portfolio Companies: Going Public in the UK”, Debevoise Seminar (March, 2018); “Regulatory Panel,” BNY Mellon– Annual Depositary Receipt Issuers' Forum (December, 2016); “Regions to Regions What are the Opportunities and How to Crystallise Them?” RBCC Centenary ‘Regions to Regions’ Business Forum (September, 2016); “EU Market Abuse Regulation: What Has Changed for London-traded Russian Issuers and EU-listed Eurobonds and How to Comply with New Rules,” Debevoise Seminar (July, 2016); and “Going Private Transactions in Russia and EU,” Debevoise Seminar (February, 2016).
Ms. Losonci maintains an active pro bono practice, and is former trustee of the UK Friends of the National Museum for Women in the Arts.
Ms. Losonci, who is fluent in French, Hungarian and Russian, as well as able to speak basic Italian, received her B.A. from Hunter College magna cum laude, Special Honors Curriculum, and her J.D. from the Benjamin M. Cardozo School of Law cum laude. She is admitted to the New York bar and is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and in Ireland.