David Lakhdhir, a partner in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP for over 30 years, is an international lawyer with a practice that spans three continents and a wide range of cross-border M&A, foreign investment, and other international business transactions. He is currently based in the firm’s London and New York offices, co-founded its London office, and previously led its office in Tokyo. His clients have included several of the world’s largest financial institutions and private equity houses, major U.S., European and Asian multinational enterprises, and several arms of the U.S. government.
Mr. Lakhdhir is also Chair of the board of trustees of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; a director of Human Rights Watch, Inc. and Chair of its Policy Committee; and a member of the advisory Council of JUSTICE, a U.K. law reform and human rights organization.
A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, before entering private practice Mr. Lakhdhir served as a Teaching Fellow in Harvard’s Government Department, assisting in courses on “War” and U.S. foreign policy, and spent a year as a Visiting Scholar at the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi, India.