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David Doran

David Doran

Founding Partner


  • Energy
  • Hydropower
  • Infrastructure
  • Power Projects

WSG Practice Industries



David Doran is the Chairman and a Founding Partner of DFDL. He has over 20 years’ experience as a legal adviser in the Mekong Region and is the head of the Regional Energy Mining and Infrastructure practice group. After having run DFDL’s offices in the Lao PDR and Cambodia, David relocated to Bangkok in 2005 and subsequently opened DFDL’s office there. David has special expertise in the energy sector, having represented both developers and lenders for major power projects in the region, with focus on hydropower projects. He has advised on nearly 20 hydropower projects worth over USD 15 billion in the Lao PDR and major non-hydro projects in Southeast Asia and South Asia. He also has strong experience in regional M&A transactions. He speaks English and French.
Areas of Practice

Energy | Hydropower | Infrastructure | Power Projects

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