Clive Vergnaud

Senior Associate
Charity & Social Enterprise Team

Clive joined Stone King’s Charity & Social Enterprise team in 2012.  Prior to that, he worked in-house for a public-private Swiss-law foundation established to develop innovative funding solutions for global health issues.

Clive advises charities, social enterprises and purpose-led businesses on a range of issues, including formation and registration, establishing and adapting group structures, changes of legal form (incorporations and conversions from or into charitable incorporated organisations, community interest companies and community benefit societies), collaborations and mergers, fundraising (including working with professional fundraisers, establishing commercial partnerships and accessing social finance), constitutional reviews, applications to the Charity Commission, and other constitutional and regulatory matters.  Among Clive’s clients are charities, social enterprises, community amateur sports clubs, purpose-led businesses and philanthropists.

Clive regularly speaks about social enterprise legal structures, fundraising and the duties of charity trustees and directors of social enterprises.  He also helps organise the Young Charity Professionals Group, an initiative aimed at bringing together the future leaders of the charity sector, which was founded by Stone King and three other leading professional services providers.  He is a member of Stone King’s specialist Social Finance and International & Cross-Border teams.

Clive is English-French bilingual. He read law at University College London and Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, and completed his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law (London Bloomsbury). In his free time Clive coaches the University of London Ice-Hockey Club’s 1st team, having played the sport competitively from a young age.


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