Pierre Maugüé

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Pierre Maugüé

Pierre Maugüé

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Pierre Maugüé is a corporate partner and member of the firm’s Finance Group. Mr. Maugüé focuses his practice on acquisition and leveraged buyout financings and domestic and international structured and project financings. He is recognized as a leading lawyer in banking and finance by Chambers USA, where clients note he is “a pleasure to work with” (2011) and value him as “even-tempered and cooperative, with an extraordinary amount of experience and knowledge in the finance and structured finance realm” (2010). Mr. Maugüé is also recommended by IFLR1000 (2013) and The Legal 500 US (2013) where he is described as “highly experienced” and “an excellent team leader.”

Mr. Maugüé brings a global perspective to his work, having lived and worked in Asia and Europe in addition to the United States. He joined Debevoise in 1999 in the firm’s Hong Kong office. He relocated to the New York office in 2002. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Maugüé worked for three years with the New York office of Arnold & Porter where he focused on international taxation. He also worked as a French attorney in Paris in 1993 and 1994. Mr. Maugüé was admitted to the New York bar in 1996. Mr. Maugüé received a Magistere and DESS in Business and Tax Law, with high honors, from the University of Paris II-ASSAS in 1991, and a Master in Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University in 1995.

Mr. Maugüé writes frequently on legal matters related to finance topics. He is the author of “Financing A Hostile Tender Offer: Dual Track Commitments,” The M&A Journal (April 2012), “Cost Savings and EBITDA,” Leveraged Financing 2011 (May 2011), “Rewinding the Clock: The Impact of Changes to GAAP on Leveraged Loan Covenants,” Practical Law Company (February 2010), “How to Deal with a Downgrade,” International Financial Law Review (July 2009) and “Risk and Host Governments,” Project Finance International (November 2004). He is also a contributing author to the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report.

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Pierre Maugüé
Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Education
Master in Comparative Jurisprudence
Class of 1995

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

Magistere & DESS in Business & Tax Law, with High Honors
Class of 1991

Panthéon-Assas University is a school of law and economics located in Paris, France.

Career History
Partner
1999 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Arnold & Porter LLP, practicing in distinct areas of the law, conducts business worldwide. Their global reach, experience, and deep knowledge allow them to work across geographic, cultural, technological, and ideological borders, serving clients whose business needs require U.S., EU, or cross-border regulatory, litigation, and transactional services. As their practice embraces the rapidly changing international landscape, their firm has become a powerful partner for global business. The company serves sovereign governments, U.S. and European businesses as they expand into emerging markets, multinational corporations as they conduct business in a multitude of locations, and international businesses seeking to navigate the waters of U.S. and European business, regulation, and law. They believe business transformation in a global economy requires innovation and open market access, and by providing the legal structure and foundation for both, they enable their clients to effectively provide products and services to the world's vast marketplace. The company was established in 1946 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Warner Music Group Corp. issued USD Common Stock

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Digital Realty Trust, Inc. purchases InterXion Holding NV

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Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd., Elliott Capital Advisors LP purchase Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Awards & Honors
1996
Admitted to the New York Bar
The Legal 500 United States
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Debevoise and Plimpton Private Equity Report

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Pierre Maugüé is affiliated with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Arnold & Porter LLP

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