Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
London managing partner James Scoville is a corporate partner whose practice focuses on securities matters and capital markets transactions. He advises both issuers and underwriters in US registered and global offerings, with particular experience working on listings on the London Stock Exchange and US exchanges by Russian, Chinese and other emerging market companies, as well as representing insurance companies and underwriters in insurance company securities offerings.
Mr. Scoville is ranked by Chambers Global (2012) as a leading individual for equity capital markets in the UK and as a regional expert for debt and equity capital markets in Russia/CIS. In Chambers Global (2013) Mr. Scoville is recognised as “a renowned securities and capital markets lawyer.” Mr. Scoville is ranked as a leading individual in Capital Markets: Russia by Chambers Europe (2012) , where clients describe him as “a big name in Russia and London”. His work on China Life has earned him the plaudit of “Dealmaker of the Year” from American Lawyer. Legal 500 UK (2012) note his work on listings on the London Stock Exchange and US exchanges for Russian, Chinese and other emerging market companies. He is the author of a number of articles on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions issues.
Mr. Scoville received his A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.