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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7583 0118
DX:
430 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.oeclaw.co.uk
London, Singapore

Derek Spitz

Tel:
Work 020 7583 2000
Email:
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)

Position

Barrister practising across a broad range of commercial litigation.

Career

Called to the English Bar in 2001, Lincoln’s Inn; practised as an advocate in commercial and public law at the Bar in Johannesburg 1994; author and joint editor of ‘Constitutional Law of South Africa’, a work which is frequently cited by South African courts at all levels.

Education

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (BA Hons, LLB); Columbia University, New York (JD); Cornell University, Ithaca (MA).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtMeticulous in his preparation and a careful advocate.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading juniors

Derek Spitz - One Essex CourtWhile very good at pure competition law work, he is extremely knowledgeable with crossover competition and commercial law issues.

Within: Competition

Excellent commercial setOne Essex Court is particularly strong in matters in the telecoms sector, with Thomas Sharpe QC acting in both Soni Ltd v The Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation and CityFibre v Ofcom. Juniors have both been involved in a number of pieces of litigation surrounding the setting of interchange fees and card transactions, with Matthew Cook defending Mastercard against claims by a number of large retailers and Derek Spitz acting for Sainsbury’s in its claim against Visa.

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