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A partner in the Corporate Department since 1992, David Lakhdhir has particular expertise in cross-border mergers, acquisitions and strategic joint ventures. He has been resident in the firm's London office since 2002.
In recent years, David has acted for a variety of European and Asian companies in acquiring U.S. companies in both public and private transactions, and for U.S. financial institutions and private equity investors in European and Asian transactions. He has advised on major cross-border acquisitions in the financial services, telecommunications, power, entertainment, semiconductor, beverage, outsourcing, Internet and media sectors. An advisor to several leading U.S. private equity funds since the late 1980s, in recent years David has acted for several prominent private equity funds active in Europe, as well as for European funds acquiring or investing in U.S. companies. He has also advised on the creation of several large-scale international joint ventures involving combinations of companies from the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, India and Turkey.
From 1993 to 1997, David served as partner-in-charge of the firm's Tokyo office. His representations during this period included the establishment of the Universal Studios theme park in Osaka; the deleveraging and revitalization of the Doosan Group (a Korean business conglomerate) through a series of M&A transactions; several bank "mega"-mergers; and over $10 billion of equity, hybrid capital and debt offerings for several of Japan's largest financial institutions.
After joining Paul, Weiss in 1984, David initially focused primarily on U.S. merger and acquisition transactions, including a series of innovative leveraged buy-outs and several hostile takeovers, and was profiled as a so-called "merger whiz kid" in a 1986 Wall Street Journal article.
David is the Chair of the Asian Advisory Committee of Human Rights Watch. He was the chair of the International Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1999 to 2001. In 1983-84, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi.
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Dec 01, 2015 | News
DOJ Clears Way for Acquisition of Pace by ARRIS Group
Nov 26, 2015 | News
General Atlantic Makes Strategic Investment in Network International
May 13, 2015 | News
General Atlantic Completes Sale of Shares in Turkish Food Delivery Company
Jan 08, 2015 | Publications
Rule Change Mandates Retroactive Reporting of 2014 Foreign Direct Investments in U.S. by January 12, 2015
Dec 12, 2014 | News
General Atlantic Purchases a Stake in Adyen
Dec 23, 2013 | News
General Atlantic Completes Acquisition of Minority Stake in Santander Asset Management
Nov 04, 2013 | News
Wellspring Acquires Swift Worldwide Resources
Jul 01, 2013 | News
Citibank Completes Sale of its Turkish Retail Banking Business
Jun 10, 2013 | News
Exide Technologies Commences Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case, Receiving $500 Million of DIP Financing
Jun 03, 2013 | News
General Atlantic To Acquire Minority Stake in Santander Asset Management
Jun 02, 2010
Paul, Weiss Transactions Recognized at ALB Japan Law Awards 2010