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David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation on Wednesday, 29th May at Sofitel Downtown Dubai. The India UAE Business Forum, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a premier event dedicated to fostering and enhancing the business relations between India and the UAE. The objective of the forum is to address and navigate the regulatory, legal, and compliance challenges faced by businesses operating in both India and the UAE. Through insightful discussions, expert speakers, and the release of a comprehensive White Paper by Fox & Mandal on the Regulatory and Legal Ecosystem between UAE & India, the forum aims to provide valuable insights and solutions to the participants. David Russell KC…

News 28 May, 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

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

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

David Russell KC published in 'Lexis Middle East Law Alert'

David Russell KC published in ‘Lexis Middle East Law Alert’

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC was recently published in the Case Focus section of LexisNexis‘ Oct/Nov2023 Edition of ‘Lexis Middle East Law Alert’. Lexis Middle East Law Alert is a magazine by LexisNexis providing a round-up of legal, finance and tax developments across the Middle East. Within the Case Focus section, David Russell KC addresses a DIFC Court proceeding case entitled ‘(1) Sandra Holding Limited (2) Nuri Musaed Al Saleh v (1) Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh (2) Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, (3) Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh (4) Farah El Merabi.’ The original dispute in this case involved a shareholder agreement which led to litigation on breach and fraud. Within the Case Focus, David explores: Why is this important, What it is about, and What…

External Publications 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

David Russell KC and Philip Punwar published in Laws of the DIFC

David Russell KC and Philip Punwar published in The Laws of the DIFC series

David Russell KC and Philip Punwar contributed to and attended the launch of Volume 4 reissue & Volume 5 of The Laws of the DIFC on 19th October 2023 at the DIFC academy. In 2016, The Laws of the DIFC series was launched to provide a narrative statement of the Laws of the DIFC on a subject-by-subject basis in a similar way to the famous Halsbury’s Laws of England. The series is designed to ensure those familiar with other common law jurisdictions but not the DIFC can quickly establish where they can rely on their existing understanding of common law and where the position is different and those who regularly work in the DIFC have easy access to the latest…

External Publications 17 Oct, 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

Seminar: 'What opportunities does the Dubai International Financial Centre offer to Private Wealth & Family Offices?'

DIFC Seminar: ‘What opportunities does the Dubai International Financial Centre offer to Private Wealth and Family Offices?’

Outer Temple Chambers and DIFC hosted a seminar on ‘What opportunities does the Dubai International Financial Centre offer to Private Wealth & Family Offices?’ in September 2023 at 180 Soho House, London. Dubai-based Outer Temple barristers, David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem, joined senior representatives of Dubai International Financial Centre for an exclusive lunchtime seminar on the growth of private wealth and family business in the MEASA region recently. Chief Business Development Officer, Salmaan Jaffery, and Senior Representative for Europe & North America, DIFC Authority and Director of Business Development for the Centre, Ali Hassan, visited London to host this exclusive event focused on private wealth in the MEASA region. The four speakers discussed how Dubai International Financial Centre, a…

News 3 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

David Russell KC to speak at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference in Dubai

David Russell KC to speak at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference in Dubai

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC will be speaking at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference on Cross-Border Planning: Wealth Management Solutions for the New Age Business Family between 25th and 26th October 2023, at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown. The Informa Connect Conference will focus on key issues facing the internationally mobile private client discussed by both local and international practitioners. Topics will include succession planning, immigration, family governance and family offices, and business law developments. The two-day event will start off with a pre-conference dinner on 25th October followed by a full-day conference on 26th October with various speakers. David Russell KC will act as moderator alongside speakers Yasmine Omari of EY and Cynthia Trench of Trench & Associates as…

Events 6 Sep, 2023

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