Overview

Derek Poon is a partner in our corporate practice in Hong Kong. He has represented private equity firms, investment banks and major corporations on a wide variety of corporate matters including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital and private equity transactions. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Derek worked at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) in Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai and was also seconded to J.P. Morgan in London for 3 months in 2010.

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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2011, Hong Kong, Solicitor
  • 2009, New York
  • 2007, New South Wales, Australia (non-practicing)

Education

  • University of Hong KongPCLL2008
  • College of Law, SydneyGraduate Diploma in Legal Practice2007
  • University of New South WalesLL.B.2006
  • University of New South WalesB.Com., Accounting2006