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David Russell QC to speak at DIFC Family Business Master Workshop

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC will be speaking at the DIFC Family Business Master Workshop entitled ‘Structuring Family Business in Extraordinary Times’, which will be held on Thursday 15 September 2022 in Dubai. The DIFC Family Business Master Workshop ‘Structuring Family Business in Extraordinary Times’, is an event aimed to share recent updates on family business regulation and how the Centre responds to the needs of family-run institutions. Outer Temple’s David Russell QC will be sharing his expert knowledge on the topic of ‘structuring family businesses’. The event will be held on Thursday 15 September 2022 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am, at Waldorf Astoria- DIFC. Please click here to find out more and to register for the workshop. Find…

Events, Financial Services, International 8 Sep, 2022

Breakthrough in access to justice for victims of crypto fraud

Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli and Sandton Capital collaborate to help victims of crypto-related fraud overcome access to justice hurdles. While crypto-related fraud reached an all-time high in 2021, with illicit addresses receiving US$14bn over the course of the year*, up 79% on the previous year, matters brought before courts remain comparatively low, in large part due to a lack of funding options for otherwise meritorious lower-value claims. Under the new collaboration, Asset Reality, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Outer Temple Chambers, Rahman Ravelli have established a triage system for the initial assessment of claims, with investigatory and corporate intelligence expertise then deployed to contextualise claims for legal assessment. Meritorious claims will be assessed and…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 27 Apr, 2022

Henry Reid

Henry Reid joins Outer Temple’s commercial team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Henry Reid to our commercial law team.  Henry Reid’s practice covers a wide array of commercial, chancery and financial services matters with an emphasis on commercial litigation, contentious and non-contentious financial services, regulatory investigations and banking law. A former pupil of Outer Temple, Henry returns to us after building a career in both legal services and financial services. He recently spent five years at Signature Litigation LLP, a specialist law firm handling major and complex litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. During his time there, Henry worked on a number of significant matters, most notably on disputes in the Commercial Court concerning civil fraud, banking and finance and professional negligence as well as advising…

Commercial, News, Financial Services 11 Jan, 2022

Justina Stewart helps launch Tresartis

Justina Stewart has been working closely with Sandton Capital Partners on the launch of Tresartis, a litigation funder focused on the insolvency market. Private equity and special situations institutional investor, Sandton Capital Partners, has announced the launch of Tresartis, a new litigation funding platform focused on the insolvency market which forms part of Sandton’s “IP Unlock” offering. The platform consists of a team of specialist solicitors and legal counsel to deliver a simple, transparent and commercial option into the market, which includes Outer Temple member Justina Stewart. Justina is acting as external counsel to Tresartis, contributing her deep, practical and commercial knowledge of insolvency litigation and litigation funding. What is Tresartis? London-based Tresartis will purchase claims or provide funding for…

News, Financial Services 25 May, 2021

OTC welcomes Anthony Lo Surdo SC to chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined chambers as a Professional Associate, based in Sydney, Australia. Anthony joins our global team of legal experts and will enhance our existing presence in the Southern Hemisphere with his experience and impressive existing practice. He is qualified to practice across all states and territories of Australia as well as internationally. Anthony is a Senior Counsel practising primarily from 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney, Australia. He also practises from Lonsdale Chambers in Melbourne. He qualified as a barrister in 1996, following 9 years’ practice as a solicitor in leading Australian law firms and was appointed an SC, equivalent to QC, in 2011. He was also Head…

Banking, Commercial, News, Disciplinary & Regulatory, Financial Services, Mediation, Sports 14 Aug, 2020

Cryptoassets; English Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions

If your client is the victim of fraud, and some of the fraudster’s assets are cryptoassets, can you get a freezing or proprietary injunction over them from the English courts? Robert Rhodes QC answers this question in the latest edition of US-China Law Review. The fundamental question is: Are cryptoassets “property”, so as to be capable of being the subject of an injunction? Recently, this has been the subject of various decisions in the UK High Court, culminating in AA v Persons Unknown [2020] EWHC 3556, where Bryan J held that although cryptoassets are neither things in possession nor things in action, they are a third category of “property” which English law recognises, and so they can be the subject…

Business Crime, Legal Blog & Publications, News, Financial Services 13 Jul, 2020

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