David Turney

David Turney

Co-Founder and Managing Partner


David is a highly skilled, entrepreneurial and recommended lawyer. He started his career at Allen & Overy before moving in-house for an international group and subsequently founding Avery Law. He frequently provides corporate, commercial and finance English law advice to start-ups, investors, corporates and individuals from around the world.

David is a co-founder and managing partner of Avery Law. David is responsible for the day-to-day management, direction and culture of the firm.

David specialises in fundraisings, particularly in the tech sector. He has a wealth of in-depth experience in advising on funding rounds, shareholder agreements and governance, share incentivisation schemes, share subscriptions, sweat equity and the structuring of vesting schedules for founders, advisers and employees, share sales, acquisitions and corporate restructurings. He is regularly involved in fundraising and exit deals at all stages of the cap table.

David has been publicly described as “an extraordinary lawyer who is extremely helpful and professional”.

Co-founded Avery Law in 2012.

Areas of Specialism

Corporate (shareholder agreements, share incentivisation schemes, share subscriptions, sweat equity and vesting schedules for advisers and employees, advance subscription agreements (SAFE/ASA), warrants, share sales, mergers and acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructurings, corporate advice, corporate governance and directors’ responsibilities, demergers and reorganisations, funds and investment management, intellectual property, commercial contracts, international trade, joint ventures and strategic alliances and private equity).

Finance (convertible loans, growth finance, asset finance, fintech, leveraged and acquisition finance and restructuring).


  • Awarded Best Fundraising Lawyer by SME Legal Awards 2021

  • Shortlisted for the Rising Star Innovation Award at the Legal Innovation Awards 2020