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Outer Temple’s Andrew Spink KC will be chairing a panel session at the Tech Disputes Conference on Tuesday 16th April 2024. Fellow tech disputes specialists, Charlie Morgan, Clara-Ann Gordon and Josephine Davies KC will join Andrew for the panel session.

Andrew Spink KC to chair ‘What Place for Arbitration in Tech Disputes?’ panel at The Tech Disputes Conference 2024

Outer Temple’s Andrew Spink KC will be chairing a panel session at the Tech Disputes Conference on Tuesday 16th April 2024. Fellow tech disputes specialists, Charlie Morgan, Clara-Ann Gordon and Josephine Davies KC will join Andrew for the panel session. The Tech Disputes Network and Thought Leaders 4 have returned in collaboration for the Tech Disputes Conference 2024. The day event brings together professionals from the technology and legal industries interested in avoiding, managing and winning tech disputes. The event is taking place on Tuesday 16th April 2024 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel London Kensington. From 12:00-12:40pm, Andrew Spink KC will be chairing the panel session alongside speakers Charlie Morgan (Herbert Smith Freehills), Clara-Ann Gordon (NKF) and Josephine Davies KC…

News 12 Apr, 2024

Outer Temple Chamber barristers ranked as commercial and construction law leaders in the Middle East by Legal 500 EMEA

We are delighted to share that Outer Temple Chambers and our team of barristers have yet again been ranked for our commercial and construction expertise at the English Bar in the Middle East. Legal 500 announced their 2024 EMEA results and we are proud to have been ranked as a Tier 1 set in the ‘Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial’ guide including nine barrister rankings, as well as barrister listings in the ‘Middle East: The English Bar: Construction’ guide. These rankings reflect competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities for Contract and Commercial, Construction, Financial, Regulatory, Taxation and Trusts, Employment, and Arbitration work in the region. Outer Temple Chambers and its members have been in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and is widely…

News 9 Apr, 2024

Event: Join Outer Temple Chambers at the Bristol Harbourside Hotel for the first stop of our Pensions Law Conference Series

Join us to hear from our leading pensions law barristers on Thursday 18th of April 2024 for an afternoon of talks on pensions law at the first stop of this conference series around the country. You are invited to join the Outer Temple’s pensions team for an afternoon of talks, covering all things pensions law. Topics will include: the Avon judgment, an update on Pensions Ombudsman cases, defending contribution notices and notable non-pensions cases for pensions lawyers. The event will be rounded off with a panel discussion comprised of Outer Temple’s silks. Agenda 1.30pm – Registration (tea, coffee & pastries on arrival) 1.50pm – 2.00pm – Welcome & Introduction 2:00pm – 2:30pm – Severing the bad from the good: a…

Events, News 14 Mar, 2024

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

Outer Temple Chambers’ digital assets, and banking and finance experts advised the DIFCA on innovative new laws on Digital Assets and secured transactions in September 2023, which have now been enacted. The new Digital Assets Law is considered to be ground-breaking as it is the first legislative enactment to comprehensively set out the legal characteristics of digital assets as a matter of property law, to provide for how digital assets may be controlled, transferred and dealt with by interested parties and to introduce an impairment regime that addresses the unique characteristics of digital assets. The new Law of Security is influenced by the UNCITRAL Model of Secured Transactions and significantly enhances DIFC’s securities regime to keep pace with international developments…

News 14 Mar, 2024

Following the release of the Chambers Global 2024 guide, we are delighted to share that Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Spink KC, David E Grant KC, Justina Stewart and Stephen Doherty have been ranked in the Dispute Resolution category.

Outer Temple Chambers ranked in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide

Following the release of the Chambers Global 2024 guide, we are delighted to share that Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Andrew Spink KC, David E Grant KC, Justina Stewart and Stephen Doherty have been ranked in the Dispute Resolution category. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to be ranked in the Chambers Global 2024 Guide. The Chambers Global Guide ranks the top global lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world. Each ranking is based on in-depth research, conducted by the experienced team of researchers at Chambers Global. Chambers Global provides recommendations that can be relied on, to ensure clients are able to make the best-informed decision when choosing legal services. Five of our members have been recognised within the Dispute Resolution:…

News 19 Feb, 2024

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appear in landmark cryptocurrency appeal

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appear in landmark cryptocurrency appeal

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart appeared in the DIFC Court of Appeal on behalf of the appellant in Huobi MENA & Anor v. Tabarak Investment Capital Limited & Anor, in what promises to shape the landscape of digital assets disputes. The claim, worth multi millions of dollars, concerns alleged custody and escrow services provided by Tabarak, a DFSA-regulated investment bank, in relation to a bitcoin to US$ transaction and misappropriation. Following an eight day trial in late 2021 in the DIFC Court, Andrew and Justina’s clients obtained permission to appeal on all eight grounds of appeal. This includes appeals on points of law in relation to the claims for breach of confidence, breach of contract, negligence and breach of fiduciary…

News 2 Feb, 2024

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

Launch of Outer Temple's ADR Service

Launch of Outer Temple’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to share our new specialist ADR wing, a separate service provided and managed, independent of our counsel work. Members of Outer Temple Chamber’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team include Adjudicators, Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witness and Determiners, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Conciliation experts, all with a mixed common and civil law background. Our neutrals accept appointments across a wide range of practice areas including commercial, construction, energy and natural resources, shipping, international trade, and personal injury with experience across Europe, Middle East, US, and Asia-Pacific. For further information please contact 0207 353 6381 or email adr@outertemple.com Visit our newly launched ADR wing here.

News 10 Nov, 2023

Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit, Middle East 2023

Join Outer Temple and DIFC at the Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit, Middle East 2023

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to be partnering with the DIFC for a talk on DIFC legislative reform at the Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit on Tuesday 14th November 2023 at the Shangri-la Hotel Dubai. Join Outer Temple’s David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Justina Stewart in their discussion with Jacques Visser and Katherine Nixon of the Dubai International Financial Centre on the topic of ‘Understanding Major Legislative Reform in Dubai of Digital Assets, Smart Contracts and Secured Transactions’ at the Shangri-la Hotel in Dubai between 3:40pm – 4:20pm. The talk will highlight the groundbreaking DIFC legal reforms on digital assets, smart contracts and secured transactions. Book your place Perfectly timed with Dubai Arbitration Week and…

Events 8 Nov, 2023

Outer Temple invites you to join us at Dubai Arbitration Week

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Arbitration experts, alongside other esteemed speakers will be hosting a talk on ‘Arbitration in banking and financial services disputes’ on Monday 13th November at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to join our esteemed guests from Allen & Overy, Ernst & Young and Clyde & Co for a discussion on arbitration in the context of banking and financial services disputes. Outer Temple’s Andrew Spink KC, Justina Stewart and Lucian Ilie will be hosting a talk at Dubai Arbitration Week on Monday 13th November 2023 alongside William Prasifka of Clyde & Co, Arash Koozehkanani of Allen & Overy, and Matt Fritzsche of Ernst & Young on the topic of ‘Arbitration in banking and financial services…

Events 7 Nov, 2023

We are delighted to announce that our Technology, Data and Crypto team have been awarded Set of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023.

Outer Temple Chambers awarded Technology, Data and Crypto Set of the Year at Legal 500 Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Technology, Data and Crypto team have been awarded Set of the Year at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2023. The Legal 500 Bar Awards took place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 at London Hilton, Park Lane. Andrew Spink KC, Justina Stewart and Sam Carter attended the awards evening and proudly accepted the award for Technology, Data and Crypto Set of the Year. The awards are determined on The Legal 500’s market-leading independent research, conducted by over 20 in-house and freelance researchers with in-depth knowledge of their practice areas for the annual directory. Winners are selected by a judging team spearheaded by Bar editor Will Tolcher, deputy Bar editor Charlotte Meredith, and publishing director…

News 4 Oct, 2023

On 27 September, the DIFC published Consultation Papers[1] on a new Digital Assets Law, new Law of Security and proposed amendments to a wide range of DIFC Laws.[2] See the DIFC’s press release here.

OTC team advises DIFCA on innovative new laws on Digital Assets and secured transactions

On 27 September, the DIFC published Consultation Papers[1] on a new Digital Assets Law, new Law of Security and proposed amendments to a wide range of DIFC Laws.[2] See the DIFC’s press release here. The proposed new laws and amendments constitute a first-of-its-kind approach to digital assets and secured transactions. The Consultation Papers and draft laws are the culmination of months of work by the DIFC Authority and a team of OTC’s digital assets and banking and finance experts: Andrew Spink KC, David Russell KC, Nicolas Stallworthy KC, Justina Stewart, Henry Reid, Joshua Cainer, Anson Cheung and Charlotte Elves alongside Hin Liu from Oxford University.  Key points: The work has involved extensive analysis of, not only academic literature and approaches…

News 2 Oct, 2023

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