THE FIRM Debevoise & Plimpton houses a widely applauded media and entertainment practice with an international reach. The team has been active working across a range of industries, including cable, online, and music. It is admired for its corporate prowess, offering advice and representation on M&A, debt restructuring, debt issuance, and societary issues.
Sources say: "We find Debevoise to be a very professional and resourceful group. The team comes with creative solutions and is full of excellent negotiators."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Richard Bohm is recognized for his broad and deep expertise and clients appreciate his creative problem solving and commercial approach. One source stated that "he is intelligent, insightful and honest," adding: "He keeps a steady hand in difficult times."
Michael Gillespie is known for his work with Latin American investors in this field. He recieves praise for his negotiation skills and media industry knowledge. One client acknowledged that "he is very talented, very engaging and knows how to get the job done."
Kevin Schmidt recently assisted GE in the repurchase of a $5.8 billion interest in NBCUniversal.