Derek is a partner in Davies’ litigation group. He acts in a variety of complex commercial disputes across a wide range of areas, including mining, securities, asset recovery and fraud, class actions, competition, and product liability. Derek has been lead counsel on several motions, trials, and appeals before several courts and tribunals across Canada, including appellate courts in various provinces, the Federal Court of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission, and the Competition Tribunal. He has managed all aspects of complex commercial disputes, including numerous precedent-setting motions, trials, and appeals for the firm’s most high-profile clients. Derek is a frequent author and speaker for continuing education programs relating to commercial litigation and advocacy. He is the sole representative for Toronto of ICC FraudNet, a global network of fraud and asset recovery legal specialists administered by the International Chamber of Commerce. Select recognition: Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40; Telfer School of Management’s 2019 Young Achiever’s Award; Benchmark Canada’s Emerging Talent of the Year Award; Lexpert® Special Edition — Litigation; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory; Who’s Who Legal: Litigation.