Early this month, the law firm announced that they would be bringing in a new consultant into their company. Simon Witney, the Private Equity specialist, will be joining the company as a consultant later in January.
Simon is one of the renowned PE lawyers, and he was named as one of the most influential lawyers in the world who specialize in global private Equity. He is a prominent member of the European Private Equity Lawyer communities. That membership has propelled his career as he has served at the British Private Equity and the Venture Capital Associations for a few years. He held a very senior position at the association.
He is a member of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Council which has the mandate of offering strategic direction and oversee the different operations. He was once a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s legal and regulatory council.
Before joining the Debevoise &Plimpton firm, Simon was working at the King &Wood Mallesons. He has advised various companies on Private Equity including the UK government. He has given and continues to give speeches on corporate governance, company law and also regulatory matters.
2017 will be a significant year for Simon. Not only will he be receiving a consultancy position with one of the best law firms in the world but he will also be completing his Ph.D. in Corporate Governance.
About the law firm
Debevoise & Plimpton is a law firm that is internationally recognized, and they have their headquarters in New York. Partners in the NYC office include Sean Hecker, Matthew Fishbein and Jyotin Hamid. This company was founded in 1931, and it has established itself as a leader in the Private Equity, insurance, and international attribution. They also offer other services including; financial services transactions, complex litigation, investigations.
This is a firm that has been ranked as one of the most prestigious firms in the world today. They have established their base in three continents namely; America, Asia and Europe and they have over 650 lawyers working in these offices.
Even though they are one of the most profitable law firms, they were ranked the top best firm in handling pro bono cases. This means that they have not limited their services only to the elite, but they offer quality representation to all persons. The culture to reach out to the needy is something that is deep rooted in the firm’s policy.