New York – March 10, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been named Best Law Firm (Fund Formation) in North America by The Private Equity International Awards 2007, presented by Private Equity International magazine and PrivateEquityOnline.com. The awards are based upon an annual readers’ poll. The firm was also honored twice as the Best Law Firm (Fund Formation) in North America for 2005 and 2003 and Best Law Firm (Transactions) for 2004 and 2006.
In its award citation in Private Equity International’s 2007 Annual Review, the publication noted that Debevoise “has the staff and reputation to remain a contender for years to come.” The awards are listed in their entirety on PrivateEquityOnline.com and in Private Equity International’s 2007 Annual Review.
With over 200 lawyers, including close to 80 partners and counsel, focusing on private equity in the US, Europe and Asia, Debevoise is one of a handful of firms with a truly global private equity practice, having established its reputation over the past 25 years.
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 approximately 700 lawyers, including more than 140 lawyers in Europe.