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Damien McDonald joins Outer Temple’s international team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Damien McDonald to our international commercial and arbitration team.

Damien is a former solicitor in Australia (2001), England and Wales (2008) and Hong Kong (2016) before transferring to the bar in Hong Kong (2020), and UK Bar (2021). He was a registered foreign lawyer and then international arbitration partner with a leading Chinese law firm in Hong Kong, Fangda Partners between 2014 and 2019. Before then he was with Herbert Smith Freehills in London, Shanghai and Beijing, commencing his legal career in Australia with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King and Wood & Mallesons).

He specialises in international commercial and contractual disputes predominately involving mainland China. He is based in Hong Kong but will also practice from London where he accepts instructions as advocate and advisor.

Damien has experience of disputes in international arbitration under HKIAC, SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL rules within the petrochemical, energy and natural resources, China related investment, and hospitality sectors.

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His arrival not only strengthens our international arbitration group in London but our offering on an international scale not only in Hong Kong but throughout Asia-Pacific.

Damien said of his move, “I am very excited to join the Outer Temple’s international arbitration practice team in London. I am looking forward to working with clients in London and the region on international arbitration and English law matters.”

Find out more about Damien on his profile or alternatively, please contact Sam Carter +44 (0)203 989 6669.

News, International 8 Nov, 2021

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Damien McDonald

Call: 2021 (England and Wales), 2020 (Hong Kong)

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