London, 11 February, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Law Newswire – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was named “US Law Firm of the Year” at the Legal Business Awards 2008 ceremony in London last week. Legal Business described the firm as “among the boldest and most forward thinking of global players”.
James A. Kiernan, Managing Partner for Europe, said: “We are delighted to receive this award. The investment we have made in our European practice in recent years, including three high-profile partner level appointments in London last year, has enabled us to significantly enhance our capabilities in Europe. The year 2007 saw high activity levels across all of our practice groups, as we worked on important and often ground-breaking matters. The Legal Business award recognizes the substantial growth of our international and European practices over the past several years.”
James C. Scoville, Managing Partner for London, commented: “This award is an exciting reflection of Debevoise’s profile and growth in London, as well as elsewhere in Europe. With over 80 lawyers in London, more than half of whom are English qualified, our market-leading practices work on the most challenging transactions and disputes for our clients. We look forward to the continued development and success of our practice.”
Legal Business is the market-leading monthly for the legal sector. The magazine reaches over 25,000 readers across the UK and in the key financial centres of Europe, Asia and the US. The Legal Business Awards ceremony is held annually to recognize achievements across the legal sector.
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a leading international law firm, representing a wide range of clients around the world. Founded in 1931, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm now has over 690 lawyers, including more than 150 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit www.debevoise.com.