Firm Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year New York – April 5, 2007 –…

Firm Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year
New York – April 5, 2007 – LAWFUEL – American Lawyer News – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has been named Best Law Firm (Deals) in North America by The 2006 Global Private Equity Awards, presented by Private Equity International magazine and based upon an annual readers’ poll.

This marks the second time since 2004 that the firm received the top award in this category. The firm was also honored twice as the Best Law Firm (Fund Formation) in North America for 2005 and 2003.
In its award citation, Private Equity International noted Debevoise for having “built up a reputation as an innovator and bespoke problem solver,” observing that the firm “helps private equity firms acquire companies, properties, offer securities, complete debt and equity financings…” The awards are listed in their entirety on and in Private Equity International’s 2006 Annual Review.

Debevoise has been a pioneer in private equity M&A for over 25 years, crafting innovative solutions for some of the largest and most complex transactions in the industry, many of which were cross-border in nature. With over 200 lawyers serving private equity worldwide, Debevoise is among a handful of firms with a truly global private equity practice and is poised to provide private equity clients with focused market knowledge and cutting edge legal techniques in the United States, Europe, Asia and beyond.

In 2006, the firm published The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, a one-stop guide to the business, legal, tax and regulatory issues affecting private equity. Seven years ago, the firm introduced the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, which focuses on the ways in which legal and market developments impact private equity firms and their investors in their fundraising, investing, acquisitions, financing and monetization activities.

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 650 lawyers, including more than 135 lawyers in Europe. For more information, please visit

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