Abingworth snares Intel counsel

Life sciences investment group Abingworth has hired a new general counsel, poaching John Heard from Intel Capital. Heard will replace former general counsel Clare Wilkinson, who left to take the top legal job at Omega Fund Management. At Intel Heard specialised in legal advice on capital venture financing deals for start-up technology companies. He will carry out a similar role at Abingworth, but will focus on the life sciences sector.