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

Marriott Harrison LLP

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David has experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, in particular venture capital, private equity, M&A and debt finance transactions. He has spent time on secondment with clients and works closely with institutional investors, corporates, founders and management teams.


Law Society


The University of Manchester (2005 -2008); BBP Law School (2008 -2009) LPC

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Venture capital

(Next Generation Partners)

David StrongMarriott Harrison LLP

Benefiting from ‘strong venture capital market and transaction experience‘, Marriott Harrison LLP provides ‘pragmatic and commercial‘ advice to a primarily investor-focused client base engaged in seed and Series A financings. Now headed by the ‘trustworthy and personable‘ David Strong following Andrew Wigfall’s departure in the middle of 2018 to Balderton Capital, the team has been particularly active of late handling work in the fintech space, including its recent work for Thrive Capital on its investment into Monzo as part of its recent £85m Series E fundraising (a deal which is also emblematic of the team’s growing presence in later stage mandates). Although the team is better known for its investor practice, Daniel Jacob provides ‘very clear advice‘ to to many early-stage companies.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Marriott Harrison LLP focuses on transactions across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including media and technology, leisure and retail, education and healthcare. Clients include entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, for whom the firm acts on investments and cross-border acquisitions. Outside the UK, the firm’s international capabilities are facilitated through an international network of referralfirms. Practice head Simon Charles is experienced in corporate financing, and has a strong track record in advising clients on acquisition financing activities. The firm promoted David Strong to the partnership this year, while at the other end of the spectrum, Jonathan Pearce and Andrew Wigfall retired.