Lawyer Profile

David Lim - Managing Partner | ZICO Law Vietnam

Tel: +84 28 3915 1000
Email: [email protected]
Address: Unit 2, Level 20
Bitexco Financial Tower
2 Hai Trieu Street, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


ASEAN, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, FDI

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David is a corporate lawyer with a strong emphasis in the foreign investment sector. Being based in Vietnam for more than 12 years, he advises foreign investors on their investments in Vietnam across a wide variety of sectors including competition law issues.


David brings extensive knowledge of the Law on Investments of Vietnam to foreign investment projects that encompass a wide range of market sectors.  His work on investments for all types of projects includes guidance on issues ranging from investment structures to tax and foreign exchange issues.




  • Advocate and solicitors, High Court of Malaya
  • Foreign Lawyer Practicing Certificate (Vietnam)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Warwick




  • English
  • Vietnamese
  • Malay




  • Leading Lawyer | Banking | Vietnam - IFLR1000, 2016-2017
  • Leading Individual | Real Estate and Construction | Vietnam - Legal 500, 2016-2017
  • Band 1 | Real Estate | Vietnam - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2016 “David is a go-to lawyer, recognised throughout the market.” – Client feedback “Very intuitive lawyer who foresees problems and comes up with solutions.” – Client feedback “David is identified for his solid reputation in the property sector.” – Editorial feedback
  • Band 1 | Corporate/M&A | Vietnam - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2016
  • Leading Individual | Real Estate and Construction | Vietnam - Legal 500, 2015-2016
  • Leading Individual | Banking & Finance | Vietnam - Legal 500, 2016
  • Recommended Individual | Vietnam - Asialaw Profiles, 2016 “David is prompt, professional and well versed in the law. He is the best breed in Vietnam’s real estate.” – Client feedback