Simon Witney

Simon Witney

Senior Consultant

Simon is a senior consultant with experience in regulatory, transactional and fund formation disciplines and specialises in servicing clients in the international private capital market. He has particular expertise in sustainable finance and corporate governance.

Throughout his career Simon has been a prolific writer and regular speaker on company law and corporate governance and over the last 20 years or so he has advised private equity clients, as well as the UK Government, on a wide range of fund and transactional matters. He has a market-leading reputation in the private equity sector with both Real Deals magazine and Private Equity International magazine having named Simon amongst the most influential figures in private equity.

Simon has been a member of the BVCA Council, was chair of the BVCA’s Legal and Accounting Committee between 2010 and 2016, and has also chaired Invest Europe’s Tax, Legal and Regulatory Committee.

In addition, Simon is a Visiting Professor in Practice in the Law Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he also teaches on the LLM programme. Simon's book, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment in Private Equity, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.

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