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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded finance practice noted for its expertise in leveraged, acquisition and fund financing matters. Demonstrates particular sector expertise in private equity. Regularly acts for a range of sponsors and corporate borrowers. Additional expertise advising on asset finance and financial restructurings

Strengths

"Debevoise has an exceptional finance team. They are a highly capable team which is big enough to be well resourced for large and complex matters," reports one commentator.

Sources reveal: "The Debevoise fund finance team are very professional and always come with swift replies to queries. They strive for continuous improvement and care that the client is getting the best possible position."

Another interviewee says: "The experience was great. They were very attentive and very knowledgeable on the various facets of the transactions."

Clients say: "Debevoise is very strong, with a deep bench of talent."

Work highlights

Acted for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its acquisition of Huntsworth.

Notable practitioners

Alan Davies acts for domestic and international clients on a range of transactions. His finance practice spans structured, acquisition and asset finance matters, in addition to fund financing.
"Alan is analytical, thoughtful and knows the law." "He is a real operator who knows his way around sponsor deals."

Almas Daud is an experienced associate noted for her ability to act for sponsors and borrowers. She is highlighted for her strength in cross-border financings.

Thomas Smith is well regarded in the market for his strong fund finance practice. His diverse client base includes both credit funds and corporates, for which he acts on complex cross-border transactions.
"Thomas Smith is a highly focused, experienced and commercial lawyer who is able to digest complex issues into manageable communications and balance risk with commerciality." "Tom provides swift answers and is very attentive and solution-oriented." "Tom is able to convey detailed and technical advice in a clear and straightforward manner and has an in-depth knowledge of market trends and relevant precedents."

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Overview

Based in London for well over a decade, our finance team includes lawyers qualified in many jurisdictions working at the cutting edge of the European finance market. Our international experience and on-the-ground New York law capabilities means we regularly help European clients access finance from further afield, and bring developing market practice from other parts of the world to a European context.

Our team primarily represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, large corporates, and debt funds. We give our clients “total coverage” in every single aspect of their financing needs. This includes acting for companies on all aspects of the leveraged/acquisition finance market together with debt capital markets and corporate facilities, fund financing transactions, and ongoing financing needs of portfolio companies. For debt funds, that includes support on direct lending transactions, and subscription financing lines.

We believe that this “total coverage” approach (combining downstream and fund level financing work driven always by sponsor needs) is unique. The work we do is global in nature; we follow our international clients wherever their needs arise.

Banking & Finance

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Location

65 Gresham Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7NQ

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Alan J Davies
Band 6
Almas Daud
Associates to watch

Banking & Finance: Fund Finance


Thomas Smith
Band 2