Derek Ridyard has over 25 years experience as an expert on the economics of competition law, prior to which he worked as an economist in the Office of Fair Trading in London. He has worked on assignments for clients involved in some of the leading competition law cases in Europe, and has acted in competition law proceedings across a wide range of industries as diverse as banking, cement, grocery retailing, shipping and computer software. Derek has represented clients including Scandinavian Airlines, Ticketmaster, Unilever and Coca-Cola at competition law hearings. He has also appeared as an expert witness in court cases in London, Singapore, Dublin, Melbourne and Oslo, and at a variety of arbitration proceedings.
Derek has published numerous articles on subjects including the economics of merger control, vertical restraints, dominant firm pricing and intellectual property, and is a regular speaker at competition law conferences. He is a member of the editorial board of the European Competition Law Review