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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Number of lawyers worldwide: Approximately 700
Asia Pacific Offices: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo
International Offices: Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, London, New York, Washington DC

Firm Overview:
Debevoise & Plimpton is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. The firm’s clients look to them to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

Deep partner commitment, industry expertise and a strategic approach enables the firm to bring clear commercial judgment to every matter. The firm draws on the strength of its culture and structure to deliver the best of the firm to every client through true collaboration.

Approximately 700 lawyers work in nine offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world. The firm’s lawyers prioritise developing a deep understanding of the business of their clients. They then pursue each matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.

Main Areas of Practice:

Debevoise & Plimpton’s Asia team, based in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo is made up of experienced international corporate lawyers and litigators. In Hong Kong, the firm is established as a local practice, meaning it is able to provide local law advice alongside the international advice provided by its US and English law qualified team. Debevoise’s local knowledge and experience, together with approximately 700 lawyers in Asia, Europe and the United States, enables it to assist and guide clients in the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere throughout the world.

M&A in Asia:
As an integral part of the firm’s leading global practice, the Asia-based M&A lawyers are fluent in domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and strategic investments. The team has a particular focus on advising national and international insurers and other financial institutions. It has a strong track record and deep knowledge of these sectors.

Private Equity in Asia:
As the only firm to couple fund formation capacity in Asia, Europe and the US with an internationally acclaimed private equity transaction practice, Debevoise is uniquely qualified to assist clients in navigating the complex issues surrounding fund formations, downstream investments and exits. The team has guided clients through many sophisticated private equity fund formations and investments throughout the Asia-Pacific region, representing sponsors, investors and target companies.

Litigation in Asia:
Debevoise lawyers have been active in Asia for many years representing clients in litigation matters. The team represents clients on a wide variety of international arbitration, white collar and regulatory defence matters, Hong Kong regulatory matters and High Court litigation, as well as working with Debevoise’s litigators world-wide on US, UK and European litigation involving the full range of commercial disputes.


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