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Derek Pocock

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Derek practices in corporate law with a focus on capital markets, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising, primarily in the energy and resources sector.  Derek’s particular industry of expertise and interest is the oil and gas and electricity sectors.
 
Derek is recognised in Chambers Global and Asia-Pacific 2017 editions for corporate M&A and capital markets (equity).  He has been named in the Australia’s Best Lawyers’® publication as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer since 2011, and in 2012, he was named Best Lawyers' Mergers and Acquisitions 'Lawyer of the Year'.
 
Derek acted for a major gas company on a $5.2 billion on-market takeover, one of the largest on-market takeover bids in Australian history.  He has also recently advised energy sector participants on a $100 million initial public offering on the ASX, and various power station acquisitions and disposals.
 
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.
 
Clients seek his forensic knowledge and understanding of the international market and industry and appreciate his strategic and personal approach to every deal.  He is known for his ability to anticipate and overcome challenges to achieve optimum commercial outcomes for clients. 

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms     Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017      

    Best Lawyers Award Badge

Derek Pocock