Tilleke & Gibbins Bolsters Its Regional Corporate/M&A Capabilities With The Hire Of Derrick Khoo.

Legal Analysis & News - Asia Pacific - ASEAN - Corporate/M&A

20 September 2021

Tilleke & Gibbins is pleased to announce that it has further strengthened its capabilities with the hire of  Derrick Khoo as a partner in the regional Corporate/M&A team, where his cross-border transactional  experience in handling complex legal matters amidst challenging legal and regulatory environments will  facilitate the firm’s clients to achieve their business objectives in the ASEAN region.  

Derrick’s practice focuses on M&A, growth equity investments, pre-IPO investments, corporate 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 been involved in numerous prolific M&A, private equity, and  capital markets transactions, including high-value transactions that have garnered top recognition by some of the legal industry’s leading publications. 

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. He has also amassed more than a decade  of cross-border transactional experience as a private-practice lawyer with top international firms while  based in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Dubai.  

Derrick 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. As a fluent  Mandarin Chinese speaker, Derrick will co-head Tilleke & Gibbins’ China desk and serve as a key liaison  with the firm’s China-based clients. 

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For further information, please contact:


Tiziana Sucharitkul, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins

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