Debevoise & Plimpton

Hong Kong

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Debevoise & Plimpton is a New York-based global law firm with 655 lawyers across 10 offices in the US, Europe and Asia. The firm services its clients with Chinese interests from its offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Debevoise & Plimpton is transactionally strongest in strategic and private equity, M&A and private funds. 

Key clients of the firm include Carlyle Group, Alibaba Group, Baring Private Equity Partners Asia, Ontario Teachers Plan Pension Board, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Wilsonart International.

During the research period, the firm handled large private equity fund formation and secondaries matters alongside take-privates, joint ventures, recapitalisations, restructuring mandates and acquisitions in the healthcare, consumer goods, retail, agriculture, chemicals and insurance industries. 

Deal highlights

-Anta Sports Products $5.15 billion acquisition of Amer Sports 

-Baring Private Equity Asia Fund VII

-MYOB Group $1.2 billion take-private

-National Investment and Infrastructure Fund  

-New Frontier Corporation $1.44 billion acquisition of United Family Healthcare

-WeWork Companies restructuring 

Client feedback: 30th edition (2019/2020)

Investment funds

“Know us and the market norms very well; extremely efficient in their work; proactive and strong advocates for their clients.”

“Technically very sound and great depth in domain knowledge and experience. Excellent turnaround times.”

“Technically excellent and good, in-depth understanding of the private equity industry.”

“Practical advice and prompt responses”


“Responsive, understands clients’ goals.”

Private equity 

“Good market intel. Responsiveness. Professional with good technical knowledge.”

“Very responsive and worked to tight capped fee estimates.” 

“Proactive, commercial, tailors work to the client and remembers previous deals and positions. User friendly.”