Derek is an economist with over 25 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.
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 hearings regarding Justin Guttman’s application for a Collective Proceedings Order in rail boundary fares, the bearings cartel damages litigation before the CAT on behalf of Peugeot, 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.