Dr Simon Witney is a practising lawyer who also teaches on the LLM programme at LSE. His doctoral thesis, completed at LSE in 2017, was on corporate governance in private equity-backed companies. Simon continues to research and write on corporate governance, company law and related topics.
Simon is a Special Counsel based in the London office of law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. He is a member of the Private Equity, Funds/Investment Management and Business Integrity Groups. Simon has served in senior positions within the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) over a number of years. He is currently a member of the BVCA Council, which is responsible for the BVCA's strategic direction and oversight, and previously chaired the BVCA’s Legal and Accounting Committee. He is a past Chair of Invest Europe’s Tax, Legal and Regulatory Committee and a current member of its Financial Services/Regulatory Working Group and Professional Standards Committee.