Derek leads the firm’s Corporate Advisory practice which holds ‘a very significant market presence and good depth and breadth’ at all levels’ (Asia Pacific Legal 500).
With extensive experience in corporate law Derek’s focuses on capital markets including mergers and acquisitions and capital raisings primarily in the energy and resources sector. Derek’s exceptional track record spans industries such as energy and resources, insurance, finance, property and transport. He has significant experience in foreign and inbound investment, and recently advised on the $2.7 billion restructure of the Australian operations of a multinational company.
Acknowledged as ‘extremely responsive and commercial’ and ‘proactive’ (Asia Pacific Legal 500) Derek anticipates and overcomes challenges to achieve optimum commercial outcomes for clients.
Derek is recognised in the Australia’s Best Lawyers’® publication as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer for the past two years and was recently named Best Lawyers' 2012 Brisbane Mergers and Acquisitions 'Lawyer of the Year'.