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These rankings reflect our competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities for our contract and commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and trusts, employment and arbitration work in the UAE and across the Middle East.
As the first and only set of barristers’ chambers to registered office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (Part 1), members have had a busy year working with DIFCA and the Dubai Financial Services Authority. The Legal 500 editorial on Outer Temple commented that our “Middle East presence is most visible in the UAE, where it is well-connected with free zone authorities. David Russell QC has expertise in the trusts law of the DIFC, including representing the DIFC Authority in representations to the DIFC Courts on such themes, and Andrew Spink QC has been involved in legislative drafting projects for the DIFC Authority. Among the set’s juniors, Ali Almihdar is also qualified in Saudi Arabia, a jurisdiction where he is well-connected. Cementing the set’s connections to the region, Peter Smith of Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai became a door tenant in April 2020.”
David Russell QC – Leading Silk, Tier 1: ‘Solicitors appreciate his practicality – and he always seems to have an answer ready. ’
Andrew Spink QC – Leading Silk, Tier 2: ‘He always finds the right argument, and the right way to deliver it, he also knows when to step in and fits in very well to a client team.’
Dr Ali Almihdar – Leading Junior, Tier 1: ‘ Extremely knowledgeable of matters of Saudi law, he has a keen understanding of international arbitration. ’
Peter Linstead – Leading Junior, Tier 2: ‘Incisive, gets to the heart of an issue and technically excellent; he is also very practical and generous with his time.’
The complete rankings can be found here.
Outer Temple Chambers is a leading set of expert, global barristers who are known for being specialists in commercial litigation and arbitration, company and employment law-multinational and cross-border law, regulatory issues, Islamic Finance and wealth management, and work in the world’s leading courts, including in DIFC Courts. Outer Temple have offices in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a wide variety of barristers and professional associates permanently based in the Middle East to ensure our established presence in the region.