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David Russell QC published in ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC was recently published in the Case Focus section of LexisNexis’ June 2022 Edition of ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’. ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’ is a magazine by LexisNexis providing HR professionals with relevant fast-moving legal changes and business developments impacting HR in the Middle East. Within the Case Focus section, David Russell QC addresses a DIFC Court proceeding case entitled ‘The Industrial Group Ltd v Abdelazim EI Shikh El Fadil Hamid’. The case involves allegations of a previous employee dishonestly transferring company group funds to his personal bank account. Within the Case Focus, David explores: what happened, the outcome and any particularly significant aspects of the case. Please click here to access the full…

Legal Blog & Publications, International 24 Jun, 2022

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart to speak at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges

David Russell QC and Justina Stewart are due to be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges this evening. Outer Temple’s David Russell QC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at FIRE Middle East & TL4 Disputes: MENA Asset Recovery and Enforcement Challenges which is being hosted by Keidan Harrison. The event will take place this evening from 6pm-9pm at Ashworth Centre, Lincoln’s Inn. The event is free to attend, click here to register now. 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 (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand…

Events, International 9 Jun, 2022

The Reciprocal Enforcement of Civil Judgments between the UAE and India

David Russell QC has co-authored a feature in the MENA Business Law Review, looking at the Agreement between the UAE and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters. The Agreement between the United Arab Emirates and India on Juridicial and Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters (the “Treaty”) was signed in 1999 and ratified in 2000. In January 2020, the Government of India notified the UAE as a “reciprocating territory” for the purposes of recognising UAE civil judgments in India without a re-examination of the merits of the underlying dispute. The Treaty is a reflection of the close cultural and economic ties between the two countries. The mutual recognition of civil judgments between a civil…

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

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International arbitration in Hong Kong – innovation and change

Hong Kong continues to compete and innovate in the world of international arbitration. This is reflected in the legislative framework, key reforms, and the practice of the leading institutions in Hong Kong. This short article introduces Hong Kong as a seat of arbitration and provides an update on recent reform and innovation. Authors David Holloway and Damien McDonald conclude this article with an observation on practice in Hong Kong and how it supports the development of Hong Kong as a leading arbitration seat. Arbitration Framework – supporting commercial arbitration Hong Kong’s international focus The arbitration law in Hong Kong was based on English arbitration law until 1989 when the Arbitration Ordinance was amended to adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law on…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 8 Apr, 2022

David Holloway wins landmark DIFC State Immunity Case

David Holloway recently represented Fal Oil Company and successfully achieved the enforcement of a judgment for over US$300 million plus significant interest against the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA). The underlying litigation had a complex and long history, involving appeals to the UAE Supreme Court and the intervention of a royal commission. Fal Oil had been unsuccessful in attempts to execute the judgment in Sharjah over a number of years. Enforcement proceedings in the DIFC Courts were contested by SEWA, who opposed the enforceability of the judgment on grounds of State Immunity and Public Policy. The judgment of the DIFC Court in Fal Oil Company  v SEWA sheds considerable light on the question of State Immunity as understood in the DIFC and the…

Commercial, News, International 4 Aug, 2021

David Holloway contributes to debate on Hague Choice of Court Convention

David Holloway recently contributed to the debate on the Hague Choice of Court Convention, hosted by João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, first Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention (“Convention“), adopted over fifteen years ago, has recently become the subject of damning criticism from Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Born suggested that states bound by the Convention should denounce it, and that other states, including those like the United States, China, and Israel whose signature foreshadows ratification, should discontinue their work. João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, first Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law responded, firmly, against the charges laid at the Convention’s feet…

International 28 Jul, 2021

Joshua Hitchens successful in constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago

Joshua Hitchens acted as part of a team who were successful in a constitutional rights appeal for two appellants who wrongly served additional time in prison in Duncan and Jokhan v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. Joshua Hitchens was led by Anand Beharrylal QC in a constitutional rights appeal against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago for two appellants whom, due to an error by the Court of Appeal in criminal proceedings, were required to serve 29 months in prison after their earliest date of release which they ought not have served. The Privy Council allowed the appeal of Duncan and Jokhan (Appellants) v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) (Trinidad and Tobago) [2021] UKPC 17 and the matter was remitted to the…

News, International, Public Law 21 Jul, 2021

James Counsell QC and Stephen Doherty successful before DIFC Court of Appeal in Lakhan v Lamia [2021] CA 001

James Counsell QC and Stephen Doherty, instructed by Leonora Riesenburg at INTADR, have been successful before the DIFC Court of Appeal in its recent judgment in Lakhan v Lamia [2021] CA 001.   The DIFC Court of Appeal has dealt a blow to recalcitrant parties seeking to invoke the jurisdiction of the Joint Judicial Committee (“JJC”) in an attempt to obstruct proceedings before the DIFC Courts. In Lakhan, the Court of Appeal has revised its historical practice of automatically staying proceedings upon petitions being made to the JJC, by confirming that, in order for any stay to take effect, there must first be a positively determined “conflict of jurisdiction”, and the mere existence of two sets of proceedings before the DIFC Courts and the onshore…

Commercial, News, International 15 Jul, 2021

A holistic overview of Qatar Financial Centre Trust Law

David Russell QC has been recently published in the Qatar Business Law Review. In his article, David provides a holistic overview of the nature, functionality, and practical administration of trusts in Qatar and highlights analogues that may be found with the Common Law of trusts and principles in England and Wales. David begins the article by noting that the law of trusts is codified in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Trust Regulation No. 12/2007. These QFC foundations David notes have a comparable outcome in private international law terms, and unlike in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, should be regarded as providing general application. As a starting point, Article 78 of the amended regulations defines a trust as “a right, enforceable solely in equity, to the beneficial…

News, International 7 Jul, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC named a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide 2021

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been named in Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a leading mediator in NSW, 2021. Anthony has been recognised for his expertise using online peer-review based surveys as well as extensive telephone and face to face interviews with clients, peers and relevant industry bodies. This category was introduced in 2017 and Anthony has been ranked every year since. Doyles Guide Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers across Australia. Awards are attributed as “Australia wide” or for specific states and are also awarded relative to practice area or speciality. Doyles Guide rank their leading mediators across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial…

Commercial, News, International 7 Jul, 2021

Outer Temple’s International Law Team Instructed in Cases at the Organization of American States

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown have been instructed in two cases currently going through the internal justice system of the Organization of American States in Washington DC. The First International Conference of American States held in Washington DC between October 1889 and April 1890 approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics that was subsequently reconstituted as the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1948 when the Charter of the OAS was signed in Bogotá, Colombia. The OAS brings together all 35 member states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 69 states, as well as to the EU. As with most international organisations, the…

News, International 1 Jul, 2021

Percival Billimoria appointed as Senior Advocate by High Court of Delhi

We are delighted to announce that Percival Billimoria has attained the elite title of Senior Advocate in India. Percival is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers and practises in India and internationally. The applications for Senior Designation were called in early 2019 pursuant to the newly notified High Court of Delhi Designation of Senior Advocate Rules, 2018. Over 200 applications were made with less than a quarter being successful in achieving this nomination, Percival being one. Strict application criteria includes bar practice for at least 10 years, a significant amount of work in the High Court of Delhi and the Courts, and a demonstrable history of pro-bono work. The designation is akin to Queen’s Counsel. Percival Billimoria is a…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, International 22 Mar, 2021

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