Derrick Khoo is a partner and key member of the firm’s corporate and commercial team.
He has amassed more than a decade 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 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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