Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Corporate Investigations Department

Latin America-wide
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What the team is known for

Powerhouse team renowned for its outstanding capabilities handling anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters. Widely respected for its extensive experience conducting risk assessments, enhancing compliance programmes and providing training. Offers additional expertise performing anti-corruption due diligence in high-value M&A transactions. Client portfolio includes players from the Argentine, Brazilian and Mexican markets.

Notable practitioners

Litigation partner Andrew Levine is held in high esteem by clients for being "a reassuring presence in tumultuous times." They further describe him as "a calm, competent and thorough practitioner." He focuses his practice on white-collar crime matters, regulatory defence and internal investigations. He is also noted for assisting companies with anti-corruption compliance matters, such as conducting risk assessments, enhancing compliance programmes and mitigating risks presented by potential M&A transactions.

Head of practice Bruce Yannett has solid experience representing companies and executives in matters involving fraud, money laundering and foreign bribery matters. Interviewees report that "he is very well known in the field," with one source adding: "I think highly of him."