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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Financial Crime: Corporates

3 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A superb international footprint ensures an ability to assist easily on complex cross-border matters. Areas of strength include advising on complex corporate investigations and regulatory work. Impressive record of handling anti-bribery and corruption matters for blue-chip clients from a range of sectors. Deep experience in complex SFO and internal compliance investigations.

Strengths

Interviewees attest: "The team is very professional, has deep knowledge and knows how to handle complex issues. It is also client-friendly."

Sources say: "It is a Premier League firm at the top of its game."

Notable practitioners

Jane Shvets supports clients with sanctions issues and internal investigations into bribery and corruption. She also advises on related compliance policies.
"She takes a good strategic view and gets deep into the details of her cases." "She is very thoughtful, clear and well organised."

Karolos Seeger offers expertise in compliance investigations into bribery and corruption, often representing major corporations in investigations led by the SFO and DOJ.
"He is an extraordinarily good leader of investigations into companies." "A consummate professional with truly global experience."

Peter Goldsmith QC handles a variety of financial crime matters, including those with cross-border elements.

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Overview

Debevoise has one of the leading UK/US practices in the field of white collar crime and regulatory defence. It is the only firm that Chambers & Partners ranks as “Band 1” for corporate crime and investigations in both the UK and the US.

The team represents companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and related litigation, conducting internal investigations, and advising on complex global settlements with criminal enforcement agencies and regulators. We also routinely counsel clients regarding preventative compliance measures and remediation. 

We benefit from the experience of a specialist, multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual team which includes lawyers with experience of practicing in the US and at the criminal bar. The team has a wealth of experience in navigating the most complex cross-border cases from inception to achieving successful resolutions with enforcement agencies. We also regularly advise and represent clients in criminal and administrative proceedings.   

We are market leaders in advising on the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Our expertise covers the full spectrum of corporate compliance and risk, including EU/UK and US sanctions, anti-money laundering regulations, UK financial services regulation, cybersecurity and EU data protection.

Financial Crime: Corporates

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Location

65 Gresham Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2V 7NQ

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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)

Financial Crime: Corporates


Jane Shvets
Band 5
Karolos Seeger
Band 1
Peter Goldsmith QC
Band 4