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Robert Rhodes QC to Lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean, in Barbados

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, will be presenting a lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean. This will be taking place on Friday 2nd September 2022 in Barbados. On 2nd September 2022, Robert Rhodes QC, will present a lecture at the AMCC (of whose panels of Arbitrators and Mediators he is a member). He has been invited to do so by Sir Trevor Carmichael, KA, LVO, QC. Robert will be speaking on The Advantages of Mediation in Disputes arising from International Commercial Contracts, and on The Singapore Convention. He has previously spoken on both of those topics worldwide. You can view the invitation to this event here. Please note that this is an exclusive event and is by personal…

Arbitration, Events, Mediation 23 Aug, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC act as judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC were judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition. This event took place on Wednesday 20th July 2022. The Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) organised the “1st Virtual International Mediation Competition 2022”. The competition aimed to unleash the potential of young mediators around the world as well as encouraging them to gain knowledge and a proper understanding of the usage of mediation skill. There were about a dozen judges for this event, from all over the world. We are proud to share that highly experienced Outer Temple barrister, Robert Rhodes QC, and our Professional Associate Anthony Lo Surdo SC, were asked to be judges for this event. He says…

Events, International, Mediation 22 Jul, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

Events, News, Mediation, Mediation 26 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC to give talk at the 10th International Conference on Maritime Law

Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking at the 10th International Conference on Maritime Law which will take place on the 20th-21st of May. The 10th International Conference on Maritime Law which will take place on the 20th-21st of May 2022, is a conference ran by the China Maritime Law Association. One of Outer Temple Chambers’ highly experienced barristers, Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to speak at the convention along with several other distinguished speakers. He will be speaking about the Singapore Convention in Mediation. Please see the full programme attached. Find out more Robert Rhodes QC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in international arbitration, commercial, financial services, regulatory and disciplinary law, civil fraud and business crime (including civil and criminal fraud, asset forfeiture, tax…

News, Mediation 16 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC lectures on the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC, at the request of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission, will be lecturing on the Singapore Convention on Mediation at the Forum on ADR in Shanghai on 5 November. The Singapore Convention is of potentially huge interest to businesses worldwide because, until this Convention, it was expensive and time-consuming to enforce international commercial mediation settlements in third countries.  The Singapore Convention (on which Robert has regularly lectured) is designed to overcome this problem, and to do for international commercial mediation settlements what the New York Convention has done for international arbitration awards, viz make enforcement in third countries quick and inexpensive. Robert Rhodes QC is a panel member of numerous arbitration and mediation panels worldwide, with particular emphasis…

News 1 Nov, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at Thailand Arbitration Centre ADR Week

Robert Rhodes QC has been invited to speak at the ‘THAC ADR Week Webinar Series 2021’ on 22 September, co-organised by the Thailand Arbitration Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Institute. Given the significant levels of growing international support for the Singapore Convention on Mediation and the growing popularity of international commercial mediation, the focus has been on how more disputes can be channeled appropriately, and at an early point, to mediation. Multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses (MTDRC) have been around for a long while and have been a mainstay in many domestic and trans-border contracts. MTDRC provides a certainty of both dispute resolution venue and method, which is of significant importance in business efficacy. This is especially important in time-sensitive…

News 22 Sep, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak on post-Brexit opportunities on business and dispute resolution with Asia

Robert Rhodes QC to present at a webinar on ‘Post-Brexit Opportunities on Business and Dispute Resolution’ co-organised by IDRRMI and AMATI in Hong Kong. Given the multifaceted changes that Brexit has presented, many businesses in the post-Brexit landscape may be posing the question: What opportunities could Brexit present for my business? The International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute (IDRRMI) and Association of Mediation Assessors, Trainers and Instructors (AMATI) will be co-organising this two hour webinar. Robert has been invited to join a panel of four speakers at the event. This webinar will consider a variety of  discussion points relating to both the disruption of Brexit and that of Covid-19 with a specific focus on Asia and Hong Kong as…

Events, News 20 Aug, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC appointed as an Adjunct Professor of AIDRN

We are delighted to announce that Robert Rhodes QC will be appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the first Appointment Ceremony of Adjunct Professors and Lecturers on the 2nd June 2021, organized by The Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation. The ceremony is to celebrate the adjunct professors on their appointment as well as to recognise their tremendous contribution to both the Academy and in their respective professional areas. Robert was appointed Adjunct Professor alongside highly esteemed arbitrators such as Anselmo Reyes (High Court Judge in Hong Kong) and Colin Ong QC (one of the world’s leading arbitrators). A speech will be given by the President of the Academy of International Dispute Resolution & Professional Negotiation, Prof. Dr. Francis law. The International…

News 1 Jun, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at the The Singapore Mediation Convention 2021

Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb has been invited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to speak at a Webinar on 22 April about the Singapore Convention on Mediation. It is hoped that the recent Singapore Convention on Mediation will have the groundbreaking consequences for international commercial mediation that the New York Convention of 1958 has had for international commercial arbitration.  Its purpose is to simplify the enforcement of international commercial mediation agreements. Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb and James Ng MCIArb will introduce the key elements of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation) and will discuss its relevance to the UK even though the UK have yet to sign up to…

Events 19 Apr, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC appointed to Panel of Mediators of APCAM

We are delighted to announce that Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation Centres (APCAM). Asia Pacific Centre for Arbitration & Mediation Centres (APCAM) is an international ADR centre formed jointly by about ten arbitration and mediation centres from the Asia-Pacific countries. They cover alternative dispute resolution in the following countries: India Australia Hong Kong Malaysia Indonesia Thailand Nepal Robert was appointed to APCAM’s panel of neutrals in January 2021 which offers a number of experienced arbitrators and mediators from across the globe. You can view Robert’s APCAM profile here. Robert is noted for his conciliatory approach to conflict and is already on the panels of mediators of…

Business Crime, News 28 Jan, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC speaks at the 2020 International Mediation Summit in China

Robert Rhodes QC speaks at the 2020 International Mediation Summit, hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). The summit will be held in China on November 18-19 and the discussion will focus on Diversified Resolution Methods under the backdrop of globalisation. Robert will join the summit remotely. Robert will be speaking on the advantages of mediation in resolving disputes from international commercial contracts. CCPIT is a foreign trade and international promotion body founded in 1952. Robert Rhodes QC was on their Panel of Mediators from 2013-16. Find out more Robert Rhodes QC specialises in business crime (e.g. civil and criminal fraud, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering), international mediation and international arbitration (both as counsel and…

Events, News, International 17 Nov, 2020

Robert Rhodes QC presents at the Singapore Convention on Mediation Dialogues with Shanghai Free Trade Zones

Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking at the Singapore Convention on Mediation Dialogues with Shanghai Free Trade Zones on Friday 13th November. Launched in 2013, the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) now hosts more than 50,000 member companies. The Singapore Convention on Mediation Dialogues with Shanghai Free Trade Zones will be held on 13th November at the Shanghai OCT Law Firm and will also be streamed online for guests to interact with the speakers. Robert Rhodes QC will be presenting on The Advantages of Mediation in Resolving Foreign Commercial Disputes You can register for the event and find out more here. Find out more Robert Rhodes QC specialises in business crime (e.g. civil and criminal fraud, tax investigations, bribery and money laundering),…

News 6 Nov, 2020

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