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The Law Commission’s ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’ – Key Themes

Justina Stewart and Joshua Cainer identify seven key themes to take away from the Law Commission’s recently published ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’. The Law Commission’s ‘Digital Assets: Consultation Paper’ is a masterful discussion of many key issues relating to digital assets. It comprises over 500 pages of legal analysis along with 47 questions for which the Law Commission has opened a period of consultation ending on 4 November 2022. It is also ideally timed – whilst the Law Commission’s proposals are only provisional (pending consultation), interest in, and disputes concerning, digital assets show no signs of abating. As practitioners continue to see an ever-increasing fallout from the so-called “crypto winter”, alongside gathering momentum on crypto-related fraud, margin call and mis-selling claims, much of…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 28 Sep, 2022

Misselling Cryproassets; Terra USD and Luna

Outer Temple’s Helen Pugh has written a detailed article titled ‘Misselling Cryptoassets’, where she explores the collapse of Terra USD and Luna. Helen Pugh has written an article discussing the lawsuit against Binance for ‘mis-selling’ of Terra USD and Luna after their massive collapse. This collapse was one of the biggest crypto crashes of all time, losing nearly $40 billion. Within the article, Helen examines this further by exploring three categories of claims: Misstatement/ misrepresentation claimsProfessional negligence; andRegulatory claims Please read the full article here. Find out more Helen Pugh specialises in general commercial litigation, civil fraud, contentious insolvency and company law issues, and professional negligence. Her practice has a strong international element with an expertise in jurisdictional disputes and conflict of law issues, including as they arise…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 28 Sep, 2022

DIFC Court of Appeal dismiss the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors.

After a long running dispute, the DIFC Court of Appeal has dismissed the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors. Outer Temple members, David Russell KC and Stephen Doherty, acted for the Second and Third Defendants. Stephen Doherty has written an article in relation to the Massun v Mousi & Ors case that he and David Russell KC were instructed on. They both acted for the Second and Third defendants. Stephen Doherty analyses the case in this article, exploring the different points of law relevant to individuals or families holding their wealth through complex corporate structures and trusts as well as potential risks that can come about. Please read the full article here. Find out more David Russell KC commenced…

Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications, News, International 28 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE published in GAR Investment Treaty Arbitration

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the Romania chapter in GAR – Investment Treaty Arbitration, along with Chloe Carswell from Reed Smith and Adrian Iordache from Consortium Legal. Global Arbitration Review (GAR) Know-how provides detailed information about individual jurisdictions in an easy-to-use-on-the-go, Q&A form. The Romania Chapter outlines the features of investor-treaty arbitration in Romania. It covers: an overview of investment treaty programme, its key features and qualifying criteria, substantive protections, the status of Romania’s investment treaties, and the practicalities of enforcing an investment treaty claim against Romania. You can read the full chapter here. Find out more Lucian ILIE is a barrister specialising in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State disputes and commercial arbitration cases. Combining experience of civil law culture with common…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications 27 Sep, 2022

Lydia Seymour acts for successful claimant in CRAFT. Read her analysis.

Outer Temple’s Lydia Seymour analyses the recent decision in CRAFT v POPE. Directors’ Duties – remedies when property is taken in breach of duty. Lydia Seymour, who was instructed by Hugh James, acted for the successful Claimant in CRAFT (Ceredigion Recycling and Furniture Team), an important Chancery Division decision on remedies in cases involving misappropriation of company assets by Directors.  This is a useful decision on how remedies should be determined in a situation in which company directors have wrongfully converted company property to themselves—should the property simply be returned in full, or is it open to the directors to argue that they should have credit for sums that they would have received had they acted in accordance with their duties? In this…

Legal Blog & Publications, Commercial 26 Sep, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined the Distinguished Panel of THAC

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC for his new panel appointment. He is now officially part of the Distinguished Panel of THAC. The Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) is an institution located in Bangkok Thailand, that provides alternative arbitration and mediation services for cross-border disputes. Anthony, who is accredited as an advanced mediator and arbitration, is now part of the prestigious panel. As part of his re-accreditation process, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has recently attained a 5 Star ranking by the International Mediation Institute. He has been described by an independent reviewer as “having provided mediation services for a range of complex disputes (relating to commercial, family, negligence, property and Supreme Court matters)…” as being “…highly regarded in the legal industry…

Arbitration, News, Mediation 23 Sep, 2022

Andrew Allen KC to speak at 22 KCs event

Andrew Allen KC will be speaking at the upcoming Michael Rubenstein event entitled ’22 KCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. This will be held on the 29th – 30th September 2022. Michael Rubenstein Conferences, a company who organise high-level employment and discrimination law conferences, will be holding the upcoming conference ’22 KC’s on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2022 – 23′. The event will involve 22 hot topics being explored by 22 of Britain’s top employment and discrimination law silks. Outer Temple’s Andrew Allen KC, who specialises in employment and discrimination law, will be speaking at this event on 30th September, on the topic of ‘Recent Cases on Privacy, restricting Publicity and Anonymity’. Please click here to…

Events, Employment 21 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE to speak at the ICC YAAF event in Vilnius (Lithuania)

With Vilnius Arbitration Day fast approaching, Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the ICC YAAF pre-event on “The Unwritten Rules of a Career in International Arbitration”, to be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on Thursday 15 September 2022. Lucian will be joined by amazing speakers Adelina Prokop (Partner, Clifford Chance, Warsaw), Sebastiano Nessi FCIArb (Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Geneva), Gaëlle Filhol (Managing Partner, Betto Perben Filhol, Paris), and moderators Iuliana Iancu (Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels) and Denis Parchajev (Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius). This ICC YAAF event will focus on the soft skills arbitration practitioners need to create a healthy workplace environment while maintaining a fast track to achieving career goals. Please click here to find out…

Arbitration, Events, International 5 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE published in ICLG 2022: International Arbitration Laws and Regulations – Romania Chapter

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the ‘Romania‘ chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2022 along with Adrian Iordache from Consortium Legal. It covers common issues in International Commercial Arbitration, divided into 15 different topics: Arbitration AgreementsGoverning LegislationJurisdictionChoice of Law RulesSelection of Arbitral TribunalProcedural RulesPreliminary Relief and Interim MeasuresEvidentiary MattersMaking and AwardChallenge of an AwardEnforcement of an AwardsConfidentialityRemedies / Interest / CostsInvestor-State ArbitrationsGeneral You can read the full chapter here, free of charge. Find out more Lucian ILIE is a barrister specialised in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State disputes and commercial arbitration cases. Combining experience of civil law culture with common law know-how, Lucian’s practice areas include: (i) International Arbitration, International Organisations, Private and Public International Law and International Commercial Litigation.…

Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Sep, 2022

David Russell QC to speak at FBCG’s 7th Annual Legal Roundtable

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC will be speaking at the FBCG’s 7th Annual Legal Roundtable, which will be taking place on September 8th 2022 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC in Dubai, UAE. The Family Business Council-Gulf (FBCG) is a non-profit membership organisation which aim to help facilitate the continuation of GCC family business across generations. The Legal Roundtable is an annual event where the region’s leading family principals and their legal counsels gather together to discuss their approach. Please click here to find out more about this event. Find out more David Russell QC commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York…

Events, International 30 Aug, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC to Lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean, in Barbados

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, will be presenting a lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean. This will be taking place on Friday 2nd September 2022 in Barbados. On 2nd September 2022, Robert Rhodes QC, will present a lecture at the AMCC (of whose panels of Arbitrators and Mediators he is a member). He has been invited to do so by Sir Trevor Carmichael, KA, LVO, QC. Robert will be speaking on The Advantages of Mediation in Disputes arising from International Commercial Contracts, and on The Singapore Convention. He has previously spoken on both of those topics worldwide. You can view the invitation to this event here. Please note that this is an exclusive event and is by personal…

Arbitration, Events, Mediation 23 Aug, 2022

David Russell QC contributed to Bloomberg Tax article ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC contributed to a Bloomberg Tax article called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’. The article explores the topic of proper estate and succession planning being key to Middle East families’ long-term financial security. David Russell QC contributed to a publication by Bloomberg Tax called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession planning in the Middle East’. The article draws upon the idea that there is a massive generational wealth transfer happening in the Middle East and that many families are unprepared for this. It then goes on to explain how wealth is distributed in different situations. Please click here to read the full article. This article was published on July 28th, 2022, and was primarily…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Aug, 2022

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