Level 8, Building 6
Emaar Square, Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 53934 Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Office Telephone: +971 4 423 0555
Office Fax: +971 4 425 7941
Direct Dial (Dubai): +971 4 423 0580
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Derek joined the dispute resolution team in Dubai in 2017 after training at a magic circle firm in London.
Derek specialises in international arbitration and commercial litigation before the English High Court and the DIFC Courts, with a particular focus on complex cross-border matters, conflict of laws issues, and jurisdictional challenges. While on secondment to a major London investment bank, he worked on financial services litigation, internal investigations, commercial contract and tort claims, and claims for restitutionary relief. Derek also advises insurers, reinsurers and policy holders on insurance and reinsurance claims.
Derek is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Australia (ACT). He speaks Modern Standard Arabic, French, German, Dutch and English