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Philip Punwar is published in ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’

Philip Punwar has written a chapter on Advocacy in leading publication ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’. The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration aims to provide a unique insight into how leading arbitrators of the Middle East and North Africa approach a number of core procedural and substantive law issues in arbitrations seated in the MENA region. The publication is described as being written by a “Who’s Who” of leading arbitrators in MENA. Philip Punwar was invited to author Chapter 15; Advocacy. About the publication Apart from taking the reader through the main procedural milestones of a MENA-seated arbitration, it also deals with some of the key subjects of arbitration in the region, such as the question of…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 30 Jan, 2023

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 Nov, 2022

David Holloway speaks at Taiwan Arbitration Week

David Holloway was invited to speak at the Taiwan Arbitration Week, which took place in Taipei between 3th-7th October. David spoke on the topic of party-appointed experts in international arbitration. The week commencing October 3rd was Taiwan Arbitration Week, a week to expand the understanding of arbitration and mediation and other extra-litigation dispute resolution mechanisms. Outer Temple’s David Holloway spoke at the event on the topic of party-appointed experts in international arbitration, giving a counsel’s perspective and sharing a panel with a leading arbitrator and professional expert. More details on Taiwan Arbitration Week can be found here. Find out more David Holloway is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. Throughout his career he has developed particular experience of…

Arbitration, Events 12 Oct, 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

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

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

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

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year

We are proud to share that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year. The Doyles Guide 2022 listing of leading Australian Arbitration Barristers, details Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel identified by clients and peers as having particular expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters across all Australian legal markets. Anthony has previously been ranked as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Please click here for more details. Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1…

Arbitration, News 26 Jul, 2022

Lucian ILIE has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the IBA under-40 Arbitration Group

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has recently been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Bar Association’s under-40 arbitration group. He is one of nine new members from around the world. The International Bar Association (IBA) is the world’s leading international membership organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the IBA was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice.  In addition to organising the traditional Arb 40 Symposium (in Miami on 30 October 2022 covering the future of international arbitration), the IBA Arb 40 Subcommittee will organise…

Arbitration, News 11 Jul, 2022

Cherine Ghali has been awarded Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales

Congratulations to Cherine Ghali for recently being awarded Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy) in England and Wales. Cherine Ghali is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and focuses on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution and accepts appointments to act as an Arbitrator. Cherine has recently been awarded Higher Rights of Audience (Civil Advocacy in England and Wales). This means she can now represent her clients in court. Cherine is already admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales and as an Attorney in the State of New York and has held senior positions in-house and in private practice. Cherine commented on her achievement: “As a member…

Arbitration, News 11 Jul, 2022

Five years of cases before the ADGM Courts

2021 saw the fifth anniversary of the first disputes registered before the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Peter Smith takes this opportunity to consider the cases that the ADGM Courts have heard. The Courts publish a searchable list of claims before them. The first claims were registered at the Courts in 2017, and the numbers of cases show a swift increase over the intervening five years from seven claims in 2017, 13 in 2018, eight in 2019, 53 in 2020 and to well over 100 in 2021. An early indication is that the Courts are highly likely to surpass the 2021 total in 2022. Many, if not most, of the cases registered before the Courts relate to claims…

Arbitration, Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications 11 Apr, 2022

David Holloway is published in ICC Dossiers on multilateral and unilateral sanctions

‘The Case of Multilateral and Unilateral Sanctions.’ David Holloway has co-authored a chapter discussing the interaction between sanctions and international arbitration in the ICC publication ‘Overriding Mandatory Provisions and Arbitrability in International Arbitration’ The sanctions enacted by the European Union (EU), the United States of America (U.S.) and various other States in 2014 against several Russian individuals, as well as the (re-imposed) sanctions regimes put in place against Iran and Iranian nationals have sparked a debate among scholars and practitioners concerning the arbitration of disputes involving parties or transactions targeted by the sanctions. The issues arising from these actions, however, are not completely novel. The impact of sanctions on international arbitration has been studied and discussed for many years, notably…

Arbitration, News, International 11 Apr, 2022

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