The former Lancashire all-rounder spoke of how the club’s plans for the future was a key factor in his decision.
He said: “I’m grateful to Derbyshire for providing me with this opportunity. Speaking to the club, they have exciting ambitions for the years ahead and I can’t wait to get started.”
During a four-year stint with Lancashire, the top-order batsman made 30 appearances across all three formats, scoring 1,235 runs at an average of 31.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a standout debut season for the county in 2013, when he appeared in 10 first-class fixtures hitting 722 runs at an average of 55 and was named Lancashire’s Young Player of the Year as they secured promotion to the top flight.
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Reece has also had spells playing for the Unicorns, the Marylebone Cricket Club and Leeds/Bradford MCCU during which time he gained experience in all forms.
In addition to his talents as a batsman, Reece offers a left-arm option with the ball and has taken 22 wickets at senior level.
Director of Cricket Kim Barnett said: “Luis is a very talented batsman, in both red and white ball cricket, who is also an improving left-arm seam bowler.
“He had limited opportunities at Lancashire over the last few seasons, mainly due to injury, but when called upon he performed to a high level and shown his abilities.
“This is a fresh start for Luis and provides him with a chance to show us what he can do. He will also further strengthen our line-up and provide us with another option at the top of the order.”