Derek is an economist with 24 years' experience in competition and regulatory matters. He has testified before the High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) and other courts in many leading competition matters concerning abuse of dominance, quantification of anti-trust damages and the competitive effects of horizontal and vertical agreements.
Among the recent high-profile competition litigation matters he has acted on include the interchange fee litigation before the High Court on behalf of Visa Inc., the bearings cartel damages litigation before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) on behalf of Peugeot, the appeal of an CMA infringement decision before the CAT concerning a golf manufacturer’s online sales ban, and an abuse of dominance matter in the rail sector.
Derek was recently commended in Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal Competition as “an extremely assured and able expert with excellent judgement”, who “excels at testifying in major competition litigation” and as “well versed in providing expert counsel on abuse of dominance and market investigation proceedings.”
He has a Master of Science (with distinction) in economics from the London School of Economics.