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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.

Partners Tracy Wut and Derek Poon were featured in Private Equity International’s Keynote Interview, entitled “China‚Äôs rebound creates domestic PE opportunities.” In this interview they reflected on the impact of COVID-19 on PE firms and portfolio companies and its ramifications on deal activity in China. They also discussed the effects…

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,…