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David Holloway accepted onto the DIAC arbitrator panel

Outer Temple is delighted to announce that David Holloway has been registered as an arbitrator with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is the largest arbitration centre in the Middle East, providing a high calibre of arbitration services and facilities on an international scale.  The specific services offered include the overseeing of arbitral proceedings and commercial disputes; appointing arbitrators; choosing the venue for arbitration and fixing the fees of arbitrators and mediators. DIAC maintains a directory of experts with diverse knowledge and practical experience in this field. David Holloway is a specialist in international trade law and international commercial dispute resolution. David has particular expertise within the field of international arbitration, sitting on other arbitration…

News, International, Mediation 6 Sep, 2021

David Holloway reappointed to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators

We are delighted to announce that David Holloway has been reappointed as an arbitrator to the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Panel of Arbitrators. David’s reappointment is effective 1 May 2021. The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) was established in April 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade. Since 2000, it has also been known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce. CIETAC is based in Beijing and has a number of sub-commissions throughout China, including in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin, as well as a Hong Kong Arbitration Center, which was set up in 2012. CIETAC and its sub-commissions/arbitration centers constitute a single arbitration institution. CIETAC maintains…

Commercial, News, International 6 May, 2021

Sam Carter joins Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Practice Director Sam Carter to our business team. Sam Carter joins the practice management team today, with responsibility for our commercial and international teams. With a wealth of experience in international ADR, he will be taking a particular interest in driving forward our thriving international arbitration team. Sam has been clerking for over 15 years, and previously worked with the business team at Outer Temple so already knows the team well. He has spent the last few years in senior clerking roles and was most recently Managing Director of an international arbitration set, focusing on alternative dispute resolution on a global scale. He has worked with clients throughout London and Europe, US and…

Commercial, News, International 4 May, 2021

LIBOR transition: ISDA Protocol first mover disadvantage and other international perspectives

Justina Stewart and Chloë Bell, together with Hanif Virji of Vivadum, have written a feature article in the Journal of International Banking & Financial Law. The article considers the key international developments relating to LIBOR transition. The authors conclude that parties should exercise significant caution before signing up to the ISDA 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol. You can read the article here. About the author Justina Stewart is a commercial chancery barrister. She is ranked as a leading junior in banking and finance, commercial dispute litigation and insolvency, and is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Chloë Bell is a commercial and public law barrister. She was formerly a judicial assistant to Lord Mance at…

News, International 9 Feb, 2021

Anthony Lo Surdo SC presents to the Japan Sports Law Association on International Sports Arbitration

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recently presented a well-received webinar to members of the Japan Sports Law Association as part of its Study and Research on International Sports Arbitration. Anthony explored aspects of International Sports Arbitration including CAS arbitration and the role of the CAS arbitrator. The Japanese Sports Law Association (JSLA) is the premier non-profit sports law organisation in Japan and is dedicated to providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities about legal issues in sport. Anthony will be delivering a further lecture on aspects of international sports arbitration in the lead up to Tokyo 2020. Find out more Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Professional Associate at Outer Temple Chambers based in Sydney. Anthony has vast expertise in sports law,…

News, International, Sports 3 Feb, 2021

Outer Temple’s growing International Organisations Law Team

Members of the OTC International Organisations Team have been instructed in several high profile cases this year, including Sanctions Law disputes and cases before the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, United Nations Appeals Tribunal, United Nations Dispute Tribunal and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Administrative Tribunal. But what exactly is International Organisations Law? How many international governmental organisations (“IOs”) exist today? This seemingly straightforward question has kept academics, researches and practitioners busy mostly because nobody knows for certain.  There are, on any view, hundreds of IOs: the Oxford Handbook of IOs puts the figure at more than a thousand while Murdoch University in Australia settles on around 800.  Some commentators are of the view that the figure is closer to…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, International, International 18 Dec, 2020

Robert Rhodes QC speaks at the 2020 International Mediation Summit in China

Robert Rhodes QC speaks at the 2020 International Mediation Summit, hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The summit will be held in China on November 18-19 and the discussion will focus on Diversified Resolution Methods under the backdrop of globalisation. Robert will join the summit remotely. Robert will be speaking on the advantages of mediation in resolving disputes from international commercial contracts. CCPIT is a foreign trade and international promotion body founded in 1952. Robert Rhodes QC was on their Panel of Mediators from 2013-16. Find out more Robert Rhodes QC specialises in business crime (e.g. civil and criminal fraud, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering), international mediation and international arbitration (both as counsel and…

Events, News, International 17 Nov, 2020

John McKendrick QC appears in significant international mental capacity proceedings

John McKendrick QC appears in the case of Re AB, to determine whether or not to accede to a mother’s application for the English courts to recognise a foreign protective measure in respect of her incapacitated daughter. In Re AB [2020] EWCOP 47 the Senior Judge of the Court of Protection, HHJ Hilder was required to apply Schedule 3 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA”) to determine whether or not to accede to a mother’s application for the English courts to recognise a foreign protective measure (a guardianship order made by the New York courts) in respect of her incapacitated daughter. The judge surveyed the case law and statutory provisions and concluded that recognition of the guardianship order would…

News, International 20 Oct, 2020

John McKendrick QC and Alex Haines appointed to prestigious multilateral development bank roles 

The Caribbean Development Bank (“CDB”)  has appointed John McKendrick QC to the role of Sanctions Appeals Officer and Alex Haines to the role of Sanctions Officer. The Caribbean Development Bank The CDB is a regional financial institution, established by an Agreement signed on 18th October 1969, in Kingston, Jamaica. The CDB came into existence for the purpose of contributing to the harmonious economic growth and development of member countries in the Caribbean, and promoting economic cooperation and integration among them. It is headquartered in Barbados. It has 19 borrowing members countries and is supported by 9 non-borrowing member countries, including the United Kingdom. The CDB’s Office of Integrity of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability (“ICA”) supports and reinforces institutional integrity within…

News, International 23 Jul, 2020

Alex Haines Moderates at The 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit

On 23rd July, Alex Haines will be moderating a panel of experts at the 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit. Alex Haines has been invited to chair the panel, who will be discussing US, EU and UK sanctions. Featured speakers at the event will include: Kelvin Ong (Director for United Nations Sanctions in the Security Council Affairs Division in the Department of Political Affairs), Aimee Langley (Head of Compliance at OFSI), Amalie Wedege (Head of Sanctions Framework & Compliance for the Danske Bank Group) and Sheila Jassies (COFCO International’s lead counsel for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa). The 2020 Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists Virtual Sanctions Summit will be taking place virtually on 23rd July 2020. You…

Events, News, International 7 Jul, 2020

Outer Temple Team Act in High Value LCIA Virtual Arbitration

John McKendrick QC, Nicholas Johnson QC and Alex Haines were instructed on behalf of the Respondent in an international commercial dispute worth over £115 million. Between January and April 2020, John McKendrick QC, Nicholas Johnson QC and Alex Haines were instructed on behalf of the Respondent in an international commercial dispute worth over £115 million. The dispute was between two parties in a former Soviet Republic, involving high value commodities. The arbitration took place under LCIA Rules and John and Alex represented the respondent at the hearing, which took place virtually. One witness was cross-examined from his overseas location and the legal representatives and Tribunal all participated remotely. The team successfully reduced the respondent’s liability to less than 50% of what…

News, International 26 May, 2020

Teresa Rosen Peacocke; significant ruling for international commercial arbitrations

The Court of Appeal has delivered a significant ruling on evidence in international commercial arbitrations. Teresa Rosen Peacocke was successful in seeking support of the English court in a case based in New York.   Teresa Rosen Peacocke, with Richard Lissack QC and Leonora Sagan of Fountain Court Chambers, succeeded in the Court of Appeal in A v C [2020] EWCA Civ 409. They acted for the successful Appellants in this appeal with legal significance to the arbitration community. Counsel were instructed by Ronald Minkoff of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein and Selz PC in New York and Sinead O’Callaghan and Sam Roberts of Cooke Young and Keidan  in London. Teresa Peacocke acted for the Appellants at first instance. In this judgment, the…

News, International 22 Mar, 2020

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