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Derek Poon is a partner in the Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practice in Hong Kong. He has extensive experience representing private equity firms, investment banks and major corporations on a wide variety of corporate matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, real estate private equity and distressed M&A transactions. Prior to joining the Firm in 2020, Derek was a partner in the Hong Kong office of another leading international law firm.

The Hong Kong National Security Law took effect on 30 June 2020. The 66-article law criminalizes four types of acts: secession, subversion of State power, terrorist activities, and collusion with foreign or external forces to endanger national security. It also stipulates the corresponding penalties, which in the most serious cases,…