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Outer Temple's sanctions law specialists, Alex Haines and Henry Reid to provide a sanctions training session alongside the British Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday the 18th of June 2024.

Alex Haines and Henry Reid to provide Sanctions Training in Kazakhstan alongside the British Embassy

Outer Temple’s sanctions law specialists, Alex Haines and Henry Reid are providing a sanctions training session alongside the British Embassy in Astana, Kazakhstan on Tuesday the 18th of June 2024. The training session will focus on the Russia sanctions regimes implemented by the UK and US. The sessions will cover: Designated persons, ownership and control, financial and trade sanctions, enforcement, and compliance within the UK context; The role of sanctions in litigation and arbitration, focusing on contentious cases; and An overview of secondary sanctions in the US context. The training aims to ensure that companies comply with specific regulations and standards, enabling employees to understand and adhere to these requirements. By doing so, the training helps minimise legal risks and…

News 14 Jun, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

The rise of digital assets and the FinTech team keeping it in check

The rise of digital assets and the FinTech team keeping it in check

With digital assets and technology constantly evolving, Outer Temple Chambers’ Fintech team take a look at their progress over the last year and the reasons they have been nominated by Legal 500 Bar Awards for best Team, best Silk and best Junior in this area. Worldwide appetite for digital assets and cryptocurrencies has exploded in recent years, with new cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based platforms continuing to develop at lightning speed. However, with new developments come new threats and the law is continuously evolving in response. Outer Temple Chambers has been at the forefront of these legal developments, in both an advisory capacity and in handling precedent setting disputes. The Fintech team takes a look at the past 12 months and the…

Legal Blogs 17 Jul, 2023

Henry Reid instructed in Payward Inc & Ors v Maxim Chechetkin [2023] EWHC 1780 (Comm)

Henry Reid instructed in Payward Inc & Ors v Maxim Chechetkin [2023] EWHC 1780 (Comm)

Henry Reid in conjunction with Chloe Bell of 3 Verulam Buildings successfully resists the enforcement of an arbitral award in the English Commercial Court on grounds of public policy Henry Reid of Outer Temple Chambers acted in conjunction with Chloe Bell of 3 Verulam Buildings for Mr Maxim Chechetkin against US and UK entities associated with the prominent cryptocurrency exchange ‘Kraken’. The claim was brought under s.26 FSMA 2000 in respect of the sale of certain products in breach of the general prohibition created under FSMA 2000. Henry, together with Chloe, acted at all stages of the claim successfully opposing the Defendants’ challenge of the High Court’s jurisdiction [2022] EWHC 3057 (Ch) and other injunctive applications. Mr Chechetkin then opposed…

News 14 Jul, 2023

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple's Sanctions Team instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple’s Sanctions Team instructed in leading cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team is instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework. The Sanctions Team has unrivalled expertise in challenges to UK sanctions designations and High Court applications relating to, and arising from, the UK’s sanctions framework. This experience – twinned with instructions to act for and advise the UK Government and with ongoing high-profile sanctions advisory services – has put the team at the forefront of sanctions law and practice in the UK and its overseas territories. Comprised of seven specialist barristers; John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Sophie O’Sullivan, Josh Hitchens, Jeremy Scott-Joynt and Henry Reid, supported by members of the wider Business Crime and Regulation and Commercial teams…

News 20 Jun, 2023

Outer Temple's Andrew Spink KC will be attending the Financial Services Lawyer Association (FSLA) event on Tuesday 20th June 2023.

Andrew Spink KC to lead panel session at ‘The Bank of England’s Approach to Enforcement’ hosted by FSLA

Andrew Spink KC will lead the panel discussion at an event hosted by the Financial Services Lawyer Association (FSLA) on 20th June to discuss The Bank of England’s approach to the changes in their enforcement policies, with keynote speech by Olie Dearie from The Bank of England. After an introduction by Olie Dearie, Head of the Enforcement and Litigation Division at The Bank of England, there will be a discussion and chance to put questions to Olie and the rest of the panel regarding the proposed changes to the Bank of England’s enforcement policies. The changes – which are subject to consultation – are designed to create a single statement of policy identifying the various enforcement policies and procedures across…

News 16 Jun, 2023

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing world

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing World

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to be part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW23) for a week long event from 15-19 May 2023 which will explore how the disputes community is, and should be, adapting to a changing world. Members of chambers will be presenting at four talks. With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and will feature a combination of a varied technical programme combined with the usual variety of social and networking events to enable participants to share ideas, to make new contacts and connections and to renew old acquaintances. Outer Temple Chambers’ barristers will collaborate with other experts and speakers for four talks during the event…

Events 11 May, 2023

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