David Bettis > Marriott Harrison LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Marriott Harrison LLP
80 Cheapside

Work Department

Corporate, M&A, Venture Capital, Private Equity


Partner in the Corporate team at Marriott Harrison. David’s practice has a particular focus on M&A, venture capital and private equity transactions and he regularly advise clients on sales, acquisitions and both early and late stage investments in a variety of sectors. David also provides general corporate advice to clients and works closely with shareholders and directors to assist them with the collaboration, reorganisation and structuring matters that companies and their stakeholders often encounter throughout a company’s life cycle.


Joined Marriott Harrison 2012, Partner since 2021

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

Under the guidance of the ‘commercial and practical’ David Strong, Marriott Harrison LLP continues to gain market share and is recognised for its ‘very responsive and cost-efficient’ service and ‘diligent execution of transactions’. Although the team continues to develop its investee offering, it remains best-known for its advice to institutional investors, including core clients Accel, Balderton and Lightspeed, particularly in relation to Series A and B financings. Frances Spooner has an excellent understanding of investor requirements, having spent time in her career on secondment at VC funds, and is developing a core focus on impact investing, as well as work for female founders. David Bettis provides ‘very reactive and pragmatic’ advice to core institutional clients, as well as a number of pan-European funds. Other key individuals include the ‘knowledgeable and meticulous’ Graham Halliday, who was recently promoted to partner, and Daniel Jacob, who is ‘innovative in finding solutions’ for entrepreneurs and companies. The team also has ‘a strong bench of diligent associates’, including Kimberley Lam’s Descamps, who is ‘calm, reliable and efficient’.