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David Russell QC appointed as Executive Editor to the DIFC Academy Editorial Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Russell QC as Executive Editor to the Editorial Board for the DIFC Academy – School of Law publications.

In the coming months, David Russell QC, alongside the Editorial Board will be responsible for working with DIFC Academy‘s publishing partner, LexisNexis to produce Volume 4 of the DIFC Law Commentaries, in addition to revising Volume 1. These are high quality reference books for lawyers, judges, academics and students relating to DIFC Statutory Laws and evolving body of Common Law.

You can view and purchase these publications here:

Editorial Board

David joins Jacques Visser, Chief Legal Officer at DIFC Authority, who has been appointed Editor-In-Chief. Jacques leads the Legal Affairs division of the DIFC Authority. He also holds the position of Secretary to the DIFC Higher Board and the Boards of the DIFC Authority and DIFC Investments Ltd. Mr Visser also currently serves as DIFC’s Security Registrar and Commissioner of Data Protection.

Editorial Board Members also appointed include:

  • Ayesha Bin Kalban (DIFC)
  • Lori Baker (Vice President – Legal & Director of Data Protection at DIFC Authority)
  • Tanuja Paramasivam (Senior Vice President – Legal at DIFC Authority)

Find out more

David is a renowned barrister who commenced legal practice in 1974. He currently practices in Dubai, London, and Sydney. David is a former President of the Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association, and former Deputy Chair and Director of STEP Worldwide. He is co-editor of the Oxford University Press Journal Trusts and Trustees, and from 2016 to 2017 chaired the DIFC Wealth Management Review Working Group.

To instruct David or find out more please contact Matt Sale on +44 (0)20 7427 4910 or Peter Foad on +44 (0)20 7427 0807 for a confidential discussion.

Legal Blog & Publications 18 Aug, 2020


David Russell QC

Call: 1977 (Australia) Silk: 1986

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