Debevoise & Plimpton LLP special counsel Simon Witney discusses the legal responsibilities of boards and directors, including some important forthcoming changes, at the BVCA’s London training course for non-executive directors. Click here for full details of the Oct 31 event.
Simon Witney is a special counsel based in the firm’s London office. He is one of the market’s most prominent private equity lawyers, with both Real Deals magazine and Private Equity International magazine naming him amongst the most influential figures in private equity. Mr. Witney is a regular speaker and commentator on company law, corporate governance and regulatory matters, and has advised private equity clients as well as the UK Government on a wide range of fund and transactional matters over the last two decades.
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