David is a Counsel at Chandler MHM Limited (CMHM) and a member of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Practice Group. Prior to joining CMHM, he gained experience as a consultant at a respected international law firm in Bangkok. He has vast experience representing lenders and project sponsors in the oil & gas, mining, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. David has also advised on numerous complex commercial transactions such as cross-border joint ventures, M&As, loan portfolio acquisitions, and greenfield infrastructure projects. Having gained professional experience in several Asian jurisdictions, David is experienced at negotiating and structuring transactions to best protect his clients’ interests..
Through his professional experience in multiple Asian jurisdictions, David is adept at utilizing both traditional and unconventional legal tools to protect his clients' interests. He actively promotes investment and trade in Thailand, including through his role as a Board Member of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CANCHAM).
David obtained a law degree at Kobe University in Japan. He completed a joint common law and civil law degree at McGill University in Canada, where he also received his master's degree. Having studied law and lived in Japan for more than five years, David is able to write and speak fluently in Japanese. He is also fluent in French. David is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.