John Heard

Partner & General Counsel

  • LocationLondon

John has completed more than 100 venture capital financings and exits for life science and technology start-up companies across Europe and in the US. He has also been actively involved in initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of venture capital deal structuring across Europe. At Abingworth, John is responsible for deal co-ordination and provides legal assistance to the life sciences and healthcare team in their investment programme.

John joined Abingworth in 2006 from Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, where he was European Legal Counsel. Prior to this, John was an Associate at the international financial law practise, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, based in Washington, DC, US, and subsequently in Paris, France. He is a qualified UK Solicitor and a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars in the US. John received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and BA from the University of Richmond.