David Horner


David is a corporate lawyer who advises on a wide range of matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, spin-outs from universities and research institutions, equity capital markets and corporate restructurings.

David has broad experience working with clients across a range of industries, with a particular focus on transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors. This sector focus has resulted in David regularly advising investors, universities, research institutions and spin-out companies on the equity financing aspects of technology transfer and representing these same clients on subsequent financing rounds. The majority of David’s work has a cross-border or international element.

David joined Bristows in 2009 having previously trained and worked in the London office of a leading US law firm.

David is a CEDR accredited mediator.


  • LLB (Hons) Law & Economics, Keele University
  • Qualified 2004
  • Of Counsel 2013
  • Partner 2020


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“The fantastic David Horner is very approachable and speedy with appropriate, well thought out solutions.” Legal 500 2023
“[The team] includes the ‘fantastic’ David Horner, who is particularly adept at advising on university spin-out mandates.” Legal 500 2023

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