In addition to his responsibilities as managing partner, Derk is active in his areas of specialism including capital markets, securities, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.
As a former resident partner in both our New York and London offices, Derk’s focus is global. He acts on behalf of leading domestic and international clients, both listed and privately held. Over the years he has advised many companies on their listings and securities offerings.
Derk is an officer of the Capital Markets Forum of the International Bar Association. He has lectured at programs sponsored by various organisations such as the International Bar Association, American Bar Association and several universities.
Derk has a law degree from Leiden University and an LL.M from Columbia University in New York. He is the co-author of books and articles on securities law.