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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

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

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

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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Outer Temple's Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at the CLPD DIFC Mandatory Course on the Changes to DIFC Legislation: New Digital Assets Law and Law of Security Regime on Friday the 1st of March 2024 from 9-11am (GST).

Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Justina Stewart speaking on ‘Changes to DIFC Legislation’ at the DIFC Academy

Outer Temple’s Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at the CLPD DIFC Mandatory Course on the ‘Changes to DIFC Legislation: New Digital Assets Law and Law of Security Regime’ on Friday the 1st of March 2024 from 9-11am (GST). The DIFC Academy, in association with Outer Temple Chambers, presents a CLPD DIFC Mandatory course on the ‘Changes to DIFC Legislation’. The DIFC has been working closely with experts, Nicolas and Justina, in the field of digital assets and banking and finance to create a first in kind Digital Assets Law and new Security Law Regime. The workshop will provide lawyers with practical insight and understanding of the new laws and legislative changes. This will be a hybrid…

News 26 Feb, 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

TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 - 3rd Annual Forum (22nd to 23rd November)

TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 – 3rd Annual Forum (22nd to 23rd November)

David E. Grant KC and Justina Stewart will be speaking at the TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023: Providing Essential Updates on Key Trends and Lessons Learned from Recent and Ongoing Corporate Cases on 22nd and 23rd November 2023. David E. Grant KC and Justina Stewart of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking at the two day TL4 Corporate Disputes 2023 on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November at the Dilly, London. Talk One: ‘The Role of Derivative Claims in Assessing Director Liability’. David E. Grant KC will be part of a panel on 22nd November with Shonna Coffer of Mishcon De Reya, and Matthew Wescott of JMW Solicitors at The Dilly, London on the topic of ‘The Role of Derivative Claims…

News 16 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

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