IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Though its headquarters are in New York, Debevoise & Plimpton is a global firm with 10 offices spanning three continents. In the United States, the firm has offices in New York and Washington DC. It is a leading firm in private equity, with outstanding M&A, regulatory financial services and banking practices. 



Aside from its top tier work in private equity, Debevoise & Plimpton does great work in registered funds, restructuring and insolvency, M&A, regulatory financial services and capital markets.   

In banking, the team represents borrowers and lenders in refinancing and acquisition finance transactions. In regulatory financial services, the firm advises trade associations, banks and financial institutions in compliance related to acquisitions, divestments and monetary regulations such as Basel IV and the Volcker Rule. 

The capital markets team advises clients on both the issuer and underwriter side. In debt capital markets, the team represents clients in investment grade bonds, high yield bonds and recapitalizations. The equity capital markets team sees tender offers, secondary offerings and common share offerings. In the investment funds practice, the firm represents private equity firms in fund formations.   

In the private equity practice, the firm advises private equity firms in high value buy and sell side acquisition related matters.   


Key clients  

Key clients for the firm include Financial Services Forum, American Express, The Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Westpac Banking, Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Gogo, Warner Music Group, AXA, Brighthouse Financial, KKR, Credit Suisse, Blackston and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. 


Client feedback: 32nd edition (2022/2023)  


“Debevoise, and Eddie Rishty in particular, are not only highly responsive, deeply knowledgeable, and diligent, they regularly come forward with practical business-oriented questions and solutions.” 


Capital markets: Equity 

“Great execution, strong expertise and very responsive.”