David Harrison

Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Lending

"David Harrison is a brilliant and outstanding lawyer and a point of reference whenever there is a highly complex deal. His technical ability, coupled with exceptional soft skills and commercial sense, make him a formidable legal adviser on any transaction."
Chambers Asia Pacific


Clients rely on David Harrison's counsel on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and on banking and finance in emerging Asian markets.

David has advised foreign investors on mergers and acquisitions, including Vietnamese commercial banks and corporate targets in Vietnam and other Asian jurisdictions, such as Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and Bangladesh.



  • Acted for a leading international bank in its disposal of minority strategic equity stake in a publicly listed Vietnamese commercial bank.


  • A European development finance institution on a proposed Tier 1 equity investment in a Vietnamese listed commercial bank.
  • DEG, the German Development Bank, on a preference share investment in Gia Lai Electricity, a listed Vietnamese renewable energy platform.


  • "Vietnams Top 100 Lawyers" – Asia Business Law Journal’s, The A-List
  • Recommended - Corporate and M&A, Vietnam – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Leading Individual - Banking & Finance, Vietnam – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual - Corporate/M&A, Vietnam – Chambers Global
  • Foreign Expert Based in Vietnam - Corporate & Finance, Bangladesh – Chambers Global


  • Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctor, L.L.M. in International Law
  • Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)


  • New York


  • Französisch
  • Vietnamesisch
  • Spanisch
  • Englisch


  • American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
  • British Business Group Vietnam