Abingworth appoints legal counsel

He has played a role in the push towards document standardisation in the venture capital. He has jointly led the current British Venture Capital Association (BVCA) effort to publish a set of model documents in the UK and has contributed to the recently published Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital (AFIC) guide to venture capital term sheets in France. Prior to this, Heard was an associate at law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed, based in Washington, DC, US, and subsequently in Paris, France.