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Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:42 pm

Can anyone speak to the strengths (or weaknesses) of this practice group?

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:24 pm

Interviewed there and spoke with the Restructuring head. Ex sharepartner from Kirkland, has high hopes for the group but they haven't done much outside of assisting existing clients and working as an ancillary group on deals. Very kind and nice person, though.

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can anyone speak to the strengths (or weaknesses) of this practice group?


For all intents and purposes, it doesn't exist. Mostly just there to help out existing clients in a bankruptcy context (e.g. a firm client is a creditor in a chapter 11 case with a noninfluential role in the process). No real reason for an associate with a serious interest in restructuring to start his/her career there.

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:27 pm

worked in a similar type of bk group. you won't learn much if anything about bk but hours are pretty chill. not a bad place to hide out for 5-6 years if that's all you want to do.

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:38 pm

what are the sterling corporate practices at debevoise, M&A aside?

FIG? finance?

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby DoveBodyWash » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what are the sterling corporate practices at debevoise, M&A aside?

FIG? finance?

just a 2L...but i hear them mentioned frequently in the PE context, not sure how much work they do compared to KE or STB. Also got the sense that they're really good at any corporate work related to their large insurance clients during my callback and research during OCI.

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Re: Debevoise Restructuring?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:25 pm

The bread and butter corporate practices are FIG (insurance and banking) and private equity fund formation, which represent two of the seven corporate groups you can rotate through. If you go into FIG you'll either do insurance or banking, with banking being more regulatory focused and insurance more deal driven. As the poster above me said insurance is a huge driver of business at Debevoise.




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