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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

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

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted across 9 areas at The Legal 500 Bar Awards

We are proud to announce that Outer Temple Chambers has been shortlisted across 9 areas, including ‘set of the year’ for chancery, employment, sport, technology, data & crypto at The Legal 500 Bar Awards. The Bar Awards, presented by The Legal 500, celebrates the finest barristers, chambers, and legal expertise, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the industry. The awards evening will take place on Tuesday 3rd October 2023, at the London Hilton on Park Lane. We are delighted to share that we have been shortlisted for the following Set Awards: Chancery set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Employment set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Sports set of the year – Outer Temple Chambers Technology,…

News 13 Jul, 2023

Justina Stewart to speak at the C5 Crypto and Digital Asset Fraud & Recovery Conference

Justina Stewart to speak at the C5 Crypto and Digital Asset Fraud & Recovery Conference

We look forward to Outer Temple’s Justina Stewart speaking at the C5 Crypto and Digital Asset Fraud & Recovery conference on Tuesday 13th June at the Hilton London Kensington. Justina’s talk is scheduled for 2:15pm. Justina, alongside Dan Wyatt (Reynolds, Porter Chamberlain LLP), Wern-Jhien Yam (Partner at Setia Law LLC) and Josh Kemp (Partner at ADG Legal), will be speaking on the hot topic of crypto exchange liability, taking a multi-jurisdictional look at potential causes of action against exchanges if their knowledge falls short of that required for fraud. Find out more Justina is ranked in the legal directories as a leading junior in numerous practice areas – cryptocurrency, insolvency, banking and finance, financial services regulation and commercial dispute resolution. …

News 7 Jun, 2023

Credit Suisse, AT1 bonds and taking the BIT between the teeth

Credit Suisse, AT1 bonds and taking the BIT between the teeth

Justina Stewart, Lucian Ilie and Anson Cheung, with Hanif Virji of Vivadum, consider potential investment treaty claims in an article in May’s edition of Butterworths’ Journal of International Banking & Financial Law. Given the huge losses suffered by Additional Tier 1 bondholders, it is unsurprising that lawyers are exploring various potential avenues for investors to obtain redress. Justina, Lucian and Anson have co-written an article with Hanif Virji from Vivadum, looking at potential investment treaty claims. Key Points On 19 March, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) announced the approval of the takeover of Credit Suisse (CS) by UBS and the complete write-down of all CS’s Additional Tier 1 bonds (AT1s) in the sum of CHF16bn. The financial markets,…

News 22 May, 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

Outer Temple Chambers is ranked as a commercial leader in the Middle East by Legal 500 EMEA

Legal 500 have announced their EMEA results and we are proud to announce that Outer Temple Chambers, and our barristers, have yet again been ranked for our commercial expertise at the English Bar in the Middle East. These rankings reflect competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities for contract and commercial, financial, regulatory, taxation and trusts, employment and arbitration work in the UAE and across the Middle East. Outer Temple Chambers has a well-established presence in the Middle East, with a registered office and members on the ground. Legal 500 noted our particular expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration, company and employment law, shipping, and regulatory issues. Tier 2 Set Outer Temple Chambers has been ranked as a…

News 13 Apr, 2023

Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart join COMBAR Inaugural Gulf Meeting

Outer Temple barristers speaking at COMBAR Inaugural Gulf Meeting

Barristers from Outer Temple will join the line up of speakers at the Commercial Bar Association Inaugural Gulf Meeting in Dubai on Thursday 23rd February. The Gulf Committee is pleased to announce that the COMBAR Gulf Meeting will take place in Dubai, on Thursday 23 February 2023.  The meeting will involve an afternoon of seminars, with an emphasis on collegiate discussion between professionals across a number of jurisdictions, followed by a drinks reception in the evening.  This event will consist of two panel discussions. Andrew Spink KC will act as Chair the first panel discussion on the topic of Digital Assets. Justina Stewart will then join the second panel to discuss Jurisdiction. David Russell KC, Philip Punwar, Sean Yates and Stephen Doherty…

News 21 Feb, 2023

James Counsell KC to attend the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony

Head of Chambers, James Counsell KC will be attending (remotely) the DIFC Laws Certificate Programme Awarding Ceremony on behalf of Outer Temple Chambers on Tuesday 13th December 2022. The DIFC Laws Certificate Programme is a course organised by the DIFC Academy. Over the course of a 7-month programme, it aims to provide education and training in common law and DIFC laws and courts procedures to civil law lawyers, DIFC Courts practitioners, Emirati advocates, In-house counsel and other professionals whose work involves exposure to common law systems and jurisdictions. There are three parts to the Advanced Advocacy course given by Outer Temple Chambers barristers, each part over two days. The first part of the course was led by James Counsell KC and Justina Stewart.…

News 28 Nov, 2022

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