New York (LAWFUEL) – January 29, 2009 – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP was ranked as the top legal adviser for 2008 in SNL Financial’s SNL Insurance M&A Scoreboard, based on the total deal value of all insurance and managed care deals with a U.S. party. Debevoise advised on eight major insurance transactions with a total announced deal value of $8,813.3M.
Rankings are based on disclosed deal values. All insurance and managed care deals include property and casualty, life and health, broker and agency, and managed care deals announced in 2008.
Representation of the insurance industry has been a critical focus of Debevoise for over half a century. The firm has more than 60 corporate, tax and litigation partners with experience in transactions and disputes involving the insurance industry. Over the last five years Debevoise has advised on over 160 corporate insurance transactions with a combined value in excess of $127 billion. The firm has consistently been ranked as a top legal advisor by SNL Financial, and the 2008 edition of Chambers USA ranks Debevoise as a New York insurance practice in the top tier.
SNL Financial collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate, financial, market and M&A data — plus news and analysis — for the banking, financial services, insurance, real estate, energy and media/communications industries.
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 150 lawyers in Europe.