Simon Witney

Simon Witney
Partner, SJ Berwin LLP

Simon Witney is a partner in SJ Berwin's market leading Private Funds group. Mr. Witney has advised on venture capital and development capital investments, management buyouts and general M&A, as well as numerous private equity investment fund establishments and structurings.

Mr. Witney chairs the BVCA's Legal and Technical Committee and is vice-chairman of the EVCA's Tax and Legal Committee. Mr. Witney writes a weekly bulletin for clients commenting on legal and tax developments which affect the European private equity community, and is a regular speaker at conferences and contributes to a variety of publications.

In October 2006, Mr. Witney was named as one of the “30 most influential lawyers in global private equity” by the highly regarded industry journal Private Equity International, and, in January 2008, he was recognised as one of the Hot 100 lawyers by The Lawyer.