Daniel Jacob > Marriott Harrison LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Marriott Harrison LLP
80 Cheapside

Work Department



Managing Partner and experienced business lawyer who deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company acquisitions and disposals, fundraisings, joint ventures, reorganisations and advising on directors’ responsibilities. Daniel has significant experience with clients in the leisure, hospitality and technology sectors and acts for a variety of own managed businesses in industries across the board.


Joined Marriott Harrison, Partner since 2014.

Trained Dechert LLP; qualified 2002. Dechert LLP 2002-06. Olswang LLP 2006-11. Partner Pitmans LLP 2011-14.


Law Society


City of London School for Boys (1988-1993); JFS (1993-1995); London School of Economics (LLB) (1996-1999); College of Law, London (1999-2000)



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’.