Derric began his legal career training under Dr Michael Hwang SC, a leading international arbitrator and former Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He has experience and familiarity with arbitration proceedings from a common law and civil law perspective, having worked at a leading Swiss law firm and United States firm. He has acted in a variety of arbitrations ranging from commercial arbitrations to sports and investor-state arbitrations and is experienced in most arbitral institution rules such as ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, and SCC.
Derric also has litigation experience and was instructed counsel in BOK v BOL & BOM  SGHC 316, which is a seminal case on the applicability of the doctrine of unconscionability in Singapore.
Derric has also written articles on international arbitration that have been published in the Journal of International Arbitration, the Singapore Arbitration Journal, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. These are widely cited by other authors. He has also spoken at international conferences on international arbitration together with such prominent speakers as Lord Briggs of the United Kingdom Supreme Court.
He is also the assistant editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal and is among the pioneer batch of graduates of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) accredited tribunal secretaries program. A keen mentor, Derric is active in several young arbitration groups and is an elected Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore