Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is an international law firm that offers a diverse range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals. Founded in 1931, the firm now has more than 750 lawyers and offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The firm is positioned to serve clients efficiently in each of the three major economic regions of the world – the Americas, Europe and Asia.
In Russia and CIS countries our practice covers general corporate law, corporate and project finance, securities, aircraft leasing, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust legislation, private equity fund formation, insurance, litigation and international arbitration, trust law, real estate, natural resources, tax and other areas.
We represent investors in a wide range of industries, however, historically our practice has been particularly strong in the fuel and energy sector, telecommunications, aviation, the mining and metals industries, transport infrastructure and the financial sector.
Our Moscow office represents clients and runs the firm’s business in this region, working closely with lawyers in our U.S. and Western European offices who have considerable experience with Russia/CIS projects. In this way we make available to our clients the worldwide resources of the firm.
Debevoise’s practice in relation to Russia and the other countries of the former Soviet Union has grown steadily since its inception in 1988 and includes representation of numerous North American, European, Asian and Russian companies in various transactions and projects in Russia, other CIS countries and outside the CIS.
The firm’s clients include leading Western and Russian companies such as ACE European Group, Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, American International Group (AIG), Alfa Bank, Alfa Private Equity Limited, Alfa Telecom, Bank of Moscow, Baring Vostok Capital Partners, Capital Group, ChevronTexaco, Chelyabinsk Tube Rolling Plant Group, Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant group, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Deutsche Telekom AG, ExxonMobil, RAO UES Russia, Khrunichev State Space Center, Mitsui & Co, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Novolipetsk Steel Group, Schlumberger, Norsk Hydro ASA, StatoilHydro ASA, NYMEX, Norilsk Nickel, Philip Morris, Polyus Gold Mining Company, Rostelecom, Irkut Corporation, Interpipe, Inteko, Interros, Schneider Electric, Soros Fund Management LLC, Surgutneftegaz, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, TNT Express, Yara International ASA, United Financial Group (UFG), OGK-2, OGK-3, OGK-6, TGK-7, MNP – Onshore & Offshore Group, including Krasnoye Sormovo Shipbuilding Plant and Volgograd Shipbuilding Plant.