NYC Law Firm Adds New Consulting Role

Debevoise & Plimpton is a law firm who specializes in alternative investment law. Simon Witney is a private equity lawyer and will be joining the firm as a consultant. Witney will be based out of their London location.

Witney is a major participant in private equity space in the European market. Previously he worked with King & Wood Mallesons where he sat on the management board for the firm. He has spoken on a regular basis about corporate governance, company laws and regulatory matters. He has given advice to private equity clients in addition to the Government of the UK. For the past two decades he has given advice regarding transactional and fund matters.

The investment management team at Debevoise & Plimpton has given advice to over two thousand private investment funds. They have committed to giving capitol totaling more than two and a half trillion dollars. According to a statement made by Debevoise & Plimpton there are new challenges facing private funds. They are facing the expectations of their investors, the turbulence in the economy, regulatory shifts and the constant reshaping of the market.

Erica Berthou is heading the investment management team at Debevoise & Plimpton. She believes the addition of Simon to their London team will give them the ability to continue to guide their clients through all the challenges they are facing. She feels Simon was born to be a leader in his sector. She also stated that he has taken some incredibly difficult situations and found practical solutions for his clients.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is one of the premier firms in the field of law. Their practices make them leaders in the market, employing esteemed Partners like Sean Hecker and Daniel Abuhoff. Their perspective encompasses the entire globe and their roots in New York are quite strong. They find solutions to combat the legal challenges faced by their clients. They succeed because they use clear and precise judgement combined with a collaborative approach.

Debevoise & Plimpton have their base in New York but handle clients throughout the world. They have an outstanding reputation in the handling of legal matters for hedge funds, traditional and alternative assets and private equity firms. They are known as a firm who takes excellent care of their clients.

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