Pierre Maugüé > Debevoise & Plimpton LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Work Department

Finance Group


Pierre Maugüé focuses his practice on acquisition and leveraged buyout financings and structured financings. Mr. Maugüé brings a global perspective to his work, having lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the United States


Mr Maugüé joined Debevoise in 1999 in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He relocated to the New York office in 2002 before moving to London in 2014. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Maugüé worked for three years with the New York office of a leading international law firm where he focused on international taxation. He also worked as a French attorney in Paris in 1993 and 1994.


French and English


Magistere and DESS in Business and Tax Law, with high honors – University of Paris II-ASSAS (1991); Master in Comparative Jurisprudence – New York University (1995).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance

(Leading individuals)

Pierre MaugüéDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Highly rated for its ‘unrivalled market knowledge and technical acumen’Debevoise & Plimpton LLPhas been at the forefront of a number of fund finance innovations, including ESG margin ratchets, hybrid facilities and NAV facilities’. Under the leadership of acquisition, asset and structured finance experts Alan Davies, Pierre Maugüé, and the ‘oustandingThomas Smith, the group often acts for high-profile clients across all fund types, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare-focused, secondaries and venture funds, on large and mid-cap deals.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

Drawing on ‘exceptional market knowledge and technical and commercial acumen’, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP‘s team expertly protects the interests of its borrower-focused client base on the financing of its M&A activity. Alan Davies  has a strong reputation and recently advised core sponsor client, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, on the financing to facilitate its high-profile take private of UK supermarket chain, Morrisons. The ‘user-friendly and solutions-focused’ Pierre Maugüé  has ‘deep knowledge across a range of financing techniques’ – including asset backed, fund finance and US-law governed products – ensuring that he is a popular choice on both conventional and more esoteric leveraged financings.