Simon Witney

Special Counsel
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 5511
Overview
Simon Witney is a Special Counsel based in the London office. He is a member of the Private Equity, Funds/Investment Management and Business Integrity ... Read Full Biography

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  • Ensuring the Private Equity Structure Supports Responsible Investment
    10 September 2019
    PRI Events

    PRI in Person Conference

    Paris, France

    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Regulatory Update: What’s New and What is Coming?
    5 June 2019
    Private Equity International
    PEI Responsible Investment Forum
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fiduciary Duty Project
    4 June 2019
    UN PR
    PRI Private Equity Advisory Committee
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporations and Other Business Organizations (U.S./UK)
    17 May 2019
    EFB Paris Bar School and L’École Nationale de la Magistrature
    Paris Common Law Seminar
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Sustainable Investing / Green Energy
    13 May 2019
    Impact Investing Lawyers Group
    Impact Investing Lawyers Breakfast Meeting
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Aspects: Regulations and Liabilities - European Perspective
    9 May 2019
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Board Training
    Brussels, Belgium
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Legal Responsibilities of Boards and Directors
    8 May 2019
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA NED Training
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • How To Be a Great Investment Director
    8 May 2019
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Panel: How to be a Great Investment Director
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • How to be a Great Investment Director
    17 April 2019
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    Non-Executive Directors Training
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Domiciling in an Uncertain Environment
    4 April 2019
    Unquote
    Unquote Fund Structuring Forum
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Real Estate Investment Vehicles: Debt Fund Structures
    27 March 2019
    Invest Europe
    Geneva Investors' Forum
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Speaking Engagements
  • What is Around the Corner? -- A Regulatory and Compliance Update
    21 March 2019
    How Should the Managers' Business Itself Evolve?
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    Debevoise, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Practical Implications of the UK Corporate Governance Code 2018 and Other Regulatory Issues
    13 March 2019
    Financial Times Non-Executive Director Workshops
    The Board Masterclass - Key Developments Affecting Board Directors
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Big Deal of No Deal: Key Considerations for Businesses
    26 February 2019
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit for Private Funds: What Happens in March?
    7 December 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Brexit for Private Funds: What Happens in March?
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Issues Facing Senior Lawyers Active in Emerging Markets
    19 November 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Emerging Markets Legal Symposium
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit for Private Funds: What Happens in March?
    14 November 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise breakfast seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Hard Brexit, Its Consequences and Guidelines for Funds
    13 November 2018
    Hamburger Fondsgespräche (supported by P+P Pöllath + Partners, Schnittker Möllmann Partners, Alpers Wessel Dornbach)
    Hamburger Fondsgespräche
    Hamburg, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Legal Responsibilities of Boards and Directors
    31 October 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Non-Executive Directors Training Course
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Current key regulatory considerations for funds, including ESG trends, cross-border marketing, and credit fund regulation
    26 September 2018
    Ipes
    Ipes breakfast seminar
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction & Objectives, and the Fund Raising Process
    21 September 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Training - London
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Main Structures Available
    21 September 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Training - London
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance
    24 May 2018
    Mourant Ozannes
    Funds Transaction Conference
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Legal Responsibilities of Non-Executive Directors
    10 May 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
    BVCA Non-Executive Directors Training Course
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Impact Investing Roundtable
    1 May 2018
    British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Roundtable Series
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Why Do Private Equity Backed Companies Outperform Their Peers?
    13 April 2018
    Borenius Attorneys
    Borenius Breakfast Seminar
    Helsinki, Finland
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Outperforming Peers – Corporate Governance of PE Backed Companies
    12 April 2018
    Borenius Attorneys
    FVCA Conference
    Helsinki, Finland
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit: Where Next for Private Equity?
    23 March 2018
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate Governance: A Deeper Look into the Private Equity “Black Box”
    21 March 2018
    Invest Europe
    Invest Europe Investors’ Forum
    Geneva, Switzerland
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Fund Structures for European Funds
    9 March 2018
    Invest Europe/Debevoise
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    Debevoise, Frankfurt
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction & Objectives, and the Fund Raising Process
    9 March 2018
    Invest Europe/Debevoise
    Invest Europe Fund Structuring Training
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Speaking Engagements
  • Afternoon Keynote: Limited Partners and the Reforms to Limited Partnership Law
    31 January 2018
    KNECT365
    Funds & Disputes Partnership Forum
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • How the GDRP will Impact Private Equity
    17 January 2018
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA)
    BVCA Roundtable Series
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introduction to Fund Structuring LP Partnership Fund Structure
    4 December 2017
    British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
    BVCA Training - Essential Skills for the Finance Team
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Corporate governance in private equity-backed companies
    30 November 2017
    INSEAD Alumni Association
    Private Equity & Venture Capital Group Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Responsible Capitalism: The Case for Private Equity
    21 November 2017
    Cambridge University
    Cambridge, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • New Governance Challenges in Emerging Market Private Equity
    16 October 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Debevoise Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton - London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity and the GDPR
    12 October 2017
    British Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
    BVCA Summit 2017
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Structuring Considerations for European PE Investors
    5 October 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise Breakfast Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Ahead of the Curve: Implications of Regulatory and Policy Developments for Responsible Investors
    28 September 2017
    Private Equity International
    PEI Responsible Investment Forum
    Berlin, Germany
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business Integrity and Risk Management in Private Equity
    18 July 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Demystifying Private Equity Funds: How They Are Structured and Why
    14 February 2017
    Cambridge University
    MCL Funds Seminar
    Cambridge, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Purposeful Company: a Healthy Prescription for UK Plc?
    24 January 2017
    The London School of Economics
    LSE event
    London, UK
    Speaker: Simon Witney
    Speaking Engagements