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Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Henry Reid will be speaking at The English Law Forum at the Georgian Bar Association, Tbilisi on Thursday, 18th April 2024. The English Law Forum conference will focus on the promotion and enhancement of English legal services, with a particular emphasis on International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Sanctions and the Rule of Law. The conference will kick off at 10:00am to 17:30pm followed by a drinks reception and networking. Outer Temple’s team of experts will be speaking on 7 different topics: International Arbitration/ Institutions (11:05am – 11:40am) John McKendrick KC and Alex Haines of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Barry Coulter and Ruslan Ughrelidze discussing institutions; LCIA and London background stats; Why London?; absence…

News 16 Apr, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers' International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Joshua Ray will be speaking at the English Law Day at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul on Wednesday, 17th April 2024. The English Law Day is run in collaboration with the Bar Council of England & Wales, the concept of which was established over 10 years ago and was first run in the CIS jointly with the Law Society of England & Wales. The one day forum will focus on topics such as Arbitration in Türkiye and the wider Eurasian region – local perspectives; Resolving disputes through the eyes of a company; Dispute resolution, enforcement and finances, unlocking value in claims, judgments and awards / damages masterclass; Impact of sanctions on trade,…

News 15 Apr, 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes - 12th March 2024

The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes – 12th March 2024

Four specialist panels, consisting of Outer Temple’s fraud team and an esteemed line up of external expert speakers discussed various topics concerning fraud at a breakfast seminar hosted at the Reform Club on Tuesday, 12th March 2024. Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team specialists John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Nicholas Hill, Helen Pugh, Justina Stewart, Sophie O’Sullivan and Lucian Ilie alongside Natalie Todd of Cooke Young & Keidan, Romilly Holland of McDermott Will & Emery, Dan Wyatt of RPC, Nathan Capone of Fieldfisher and Neill Blundell of White & Case spoke at the breakfast seminar discussing all things fraud. The event kicked off with an opening speech from John McKendrick KC. Across four specialist panels, the speakers discussed various…

Events 15 Mar, 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event: The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes, 12th March 2024

Event Date: 12 Mar, 2024

Join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team alongside other expert guests on Tuesday 12th March 2024 for our Fraud breakfast seminar hosted at The Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ fraud team and expert guests from Cooke, Young & Keidan, Fieldfisher, Macfarlanes, McDermott Will & Emery and RPC for our event ‘The Four Faces of Fraud Disputes’. Across four specialist panels, our speakers will be discussing: The expanding landscape of corporate liability in criminal fraud offences: key implications and insights; Strategic thinking in civil fraud litigation in 2024; International perspectives: from fraud in the context of International Financial Institutions (e.g., the World Bank) to tales from the Middle East; and Key issues when faced with fraud allegations…

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Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia Bar

Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that international law specialist, Alex Haines, has been admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar. On 8th January 2024, Alex Haines was admitted to the Washington DC Bar.  The majority of Alex’s international practice relates to the International Organisations headquartered in Washington DC, namely the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  Alex is also admitted to the New York Bar (2019) and the Irish Bar (2020), as well as called to the Bar of England and Wales (2007). Including the Bar of England and Wales, members of Chambers are admitted to…

News 1 Feb, 2024

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown successful in OAS final hearing

International Organisations Law specialists, Alex Haines and Victoria Brown, successful in OAS final hearing

Alex Haines and Victoria Brown appeared in a final hearing before the OAS (Organisation of American States) Administrative Tribunal following their earlier preliminary success in respect of an access to justice issue. Judgment No. 171 in Garry LaGuerre v. Secretary General of the Organization of American States was delivered on 15 December 2023 and can be found here. The Complainant’s journey to final hearing In 2022, Mr LaGuerre succeeded in two interim motions, discussed here. Those motions – brought by the Respondent – claimed that the case had no merit and accordingly the Complainant should be required to pay a bond. The Tribunal’s decision was an important bolster of access to justice. The final hearing Following a budgetary reduction in…

News 8 Jan, 2024

Alex Haines and Henry Reid were instructed by the Applicant in a case that came before the African Union (“AU”) Administrative Tribunal for a final hearing on 16th and 17th November 2023. The AU Administrative Tribunal, an international administrative tribunal – similar in nature to both the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and United Nations Dispute Tribunal – is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Judgment is expected early next year.

Alex Haines and Henry Reid instructed in African Union Administrative Tribunal final hearing

Alex Haines and Henry Reid were instructed by the Applicant in a case that came before the African Union (“AU”) Administrative Tribunal for a final hearing on 16th and 17th November 2023. The AU Administrative Tribunal, an international administrative tribunal – similar in nature to both the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and United Nations Dispute Tribunal – is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Judgment is expected early next year. The African Union The AU is a continental union and regional organisation – equivalent to the European Union – consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent. In 2001, the AU was created to replace the Organisation of African Unity (“OAU”) and it was…

News 11 Dec, 2023

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted at The Legal 500 MENA Awards 2024

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted at The Legal 500 MENA Awards 2024

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Commercial Set of the Year and Commercial Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024. Outer Temple Chambers and Dr Ali Almihdar have been recognised in the Commercial category under the English Bar in the Middle East. The awards will be taking place on Thursday, 8 February 2024 at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. These awards reflect the competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities under Commercial Litigation in the Middle East. Outer Temple Chambers has been in the Middle East for close to a decade and our members close to 20 years. Members have been involved in some…

News 28 Nov, 2023

Join Outer Temple's Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club.

Event: Annual Sanctions Forum 2023, 6th December

Join Outer Temple’s Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team, alongside other experts for our Annual Sanctions Forum 2023. Topics will include: The judicial sanctions landscape in 2023. Update from Counsel in latest s.38 SAMLA case involving single British nationality DP and freedom of speech. Reflections on the impact and implications of changes to the Russia Regulations 2019 in 2023. Sanctions, investments and divestments: latest trends related to Russia and China. Offshore assets: sanctions evasion and enforcement. Book your place This event will be held in-person at The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5EW.…

Events 20 Oct, 2023

Following successful appeals before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (“IsDBGAT” or “Tribunal”) in 2022 (see below), members of OTC’s International Organisations Team have been instructed in four cases before the IsDBGAT.

Outer Temple barristers appear in four cases before the Islamic Development Bank Administrative Tribunal

Following successful appeals before the Islamic Development Bank Group Administrative Tribunal (“IsDBGAT” or “Tribunal”) in 2022 (see below), members of OTC’s International Organisations Team have been instructed in four cases before the IsDBGAT. The team have been instructed before the IsDBGAT in its October docket (11th to 23rd).  The Tribunal will sit en banc with judges from Tunisia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Malaysia. Victoria Brown represents the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Development Bank (“IsDB”) Alex Haines and Victoria Brown represent the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (“ICIEC”). Alex Haines and Victoria Brown represent the Applicant in a case against the Islamic Corporation for the Development…

News 3 Oct, 2023

NYSBA London Chapter: “Treading Water in the Atlantic: Navigating US and UK Sanctions Law and Practice”

NYSBA London Chapter: “Treading Water in the Atlantic: Navigating US and UK Sanctions Law and Practice”

The New York State Bar Association London Chapter annual event will be hosted by Outer Temple Chambers and CANDEY on Thursday 19th October 2023. Alex Haines and Rachel Roche – Co-Chairs of the NYSBA London Chapter – will present the event chaired by Sophie O’Sullivan, member of OTC’s Business Crime, Regulations and Sanctions Team.  Sophie will be joined by fellow sanctions experts Charlie Steele, former OFAC Chief Counsel, and Duncan Henderson, Partner at CANDEY. The specialist panel will address the latest sanctions law trends from both a US and UK sanctions framework perspective, including challenging designations, licensing, and enforcement actions. The event will take place at Chancery House, followed by a drinks reception at the CANDEY offices in Lincoln’s Inn. Agenda…

Events 13 Sep, 2023

Oliver Powell and Alex Haines instructed in 10-day ICSID investor-state arbitration

Oliver Powell and Alex Haines – instructed by arbitration specialists David Pusztai and Veronika Korom, adjunct professor and professor respectively – appeared in a 10-day International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration for the Shareholder Claimants in PNB Banka and others v. Republic of Latvia (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/47) pursuant to the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Latvia and the UK. The legal team was assisted by Kalman Varga, junior associate. The merits hearing took place between Monday 26 June and 7 July 2023 at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London. The arbitration involved allegations of corruption at the heart of the Latvian banking system. During the two-week hearing, Oliver and Alex conducted cross-examinations of a number…

News 13 Jul, 2023

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