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Derek Poon


New York

Poon Derek
Derek Poon


New York

Derek is a member of the securitization and structured finance group in our New York office. Derek has experience representing and advising sponsors, underwriters and issuers in domestic and cross-border securitizations and structured finance transactions across a wide range of structures and asset classes. His experience includes asset-backed securities, including securitizations of credit card receivables and auto loans and leases, covered bonds, trade receivables, trade finance and collateral loan obligations.

Derek also regularly advises clients on regulatory matters in connection with structured finance transactions, in particular on U.S. credit risk retention and Volcker Rule issues. Derek is a native English speaker and is conversant in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.

In Legal 500 2020, it is noted that "Derek Poon is knowledgeable and steps in when addressing tricky issues."

News & insights

The London skyline full of skyscrapers against a dull sky

Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

Podcast: UK and EU prospectus and listing regulation: Where next?

In this podcast, Amanda Thomas, partner and Jennifer Cresswell, counsel in our International Capital Markets practice, share a short round-up of UK and EU prospectus and listing regulation…

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News: 18 NOVEMBER 2021

A&O advises the underwriters on EUR 1.35 billion share capital increase of Public Power Corporation S.A.

Allen & Overy has advised Citi and Goldman Sachs as international joint global co-ordinators and Alpha Bank, Eurobank, Euroxx Securities, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank as international…

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News: 04 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises alstria on public takeover by Brookfield

alstria and Brookfield conclude comprehensive investment agreement Brookfield to launch a voluntary public takeover offer at a price of 19.50 euros per share in cash

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Proposed revisions to the Volcker Rule

Publications: 06 FEBRUARY 2020

Proposed Revisions to the Volcker Rule

On January 30, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Securities and Exchange…

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New York

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2013


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2012

B.A., magna cum laude, Middlebury College, 2007