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David Dawborn
Senior International Counsel

David is a partner of Herbert Smith Freehills on secondment to HBT. He advises on M&A, energy, projects, finance and capital market transactions.

+62 21 3973 6102
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Consistently recognised as one of Indonesia’s leading international lawyers, David advises on a diverse range of cross-border corporate, commercial and financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, as well as natural resources and infrastructure projects.

David is a respected adviser to a list of regular blue-chip clients including Rio Tinto, Temasek, Goldman Sachs, China Investment Corporation, Alibaba, Deutsche Bank, Willis Towers Watson, Mars, Diageo, Sumitomo and Mitsubishi.


Having worked as a registered foreign lawyer seconded in Jakarta since the early 1990s, David is fluent in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia.