Derrick Khoo is a partner and key member of the firm’s regional corporate and commercial team.
He has amassed more than 16 years of cross-border transactional experience as a private-practice lawyer with top international firms whilst based in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Dubai. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Derrick was general counsel for an international group with investments in real estate, telecommunications, F&B and other sectors, where he oversaw all legal and regulatory matters in Hong Kong, Singapore and Myanmar.
Derrick’s regional practice focuses on a range of areas including cross-border M&A, growth equity investments, real estate, foreign direct investments, JVs, and other corporate and commercial transactions. He has represented a diverse client base including sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, investment banks, state-owned enterprises and Fortune 500 corporations.
Over the course of his career, Derrick has advised on numerous prolific M&A, private equity, and capital markets transactions, including high-value transactions that have garnered recognition by IFLR as Middle East M&A Deal of the Year (2010) and by Asian Legal Business as Equity Market Deal of the Year for Southeast Asia (2007). Derrick has been named a “Rising Star Partner” by IFLR 1000 (2022).
Derrick is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and is the co-head of Tilleke & Gibbins’ China desk, serving as a key liaison with the firm’s China-based clients. He is qualified as a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong SAR, an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
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