David W. Hirsch is a partner based in Cleary Gottlieb’s Hong Kong office.
Mr. Hirsch’s practice focuses on international financing and business transactions throughout Asia, including public and private merger and acquisition matters, IPOs and other equity and debt capital markets transactions, and sovereign debt financing and restructuring. He is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia as a leading capital markets and corporate/M&A lawyer for China/Hong Kong and a leading lawyer for India (overseas counsel). He is also recognized by Chambers Asia as a leading private equity lawyer for China/Hong Kong.
Mr. Hirsch joined the firm in 1989, became a partner in 1998 and has been based in Hong Kong since 1999. He was resident in the Tokyo and Hong Kong offices from 1991 to 1996, and in the New York office from 1989 to 1991 and from 1996 to 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hirsch worked at the firm of Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo and served as an aide to Representative Kazuo Aichi of the Japanese House of Representatives. He received a J.D. degree, cum laude, in 1988 from Harvard Law School, where he was an articles editor of the International Law Journal. He received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1982. Mr. Hirsch also studied at Keio University in Tokyo while on a Rotary Graduate scholarship in 1984.
Mr. Hirsch is a member of the Bar in New York, and a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong. Mr. Hirsch is proficient in Japanese.