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Robert Rhodes KC

Robert Rhodes has been admitted to the BAC/BIAC Eighth Panel of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes has been admitted to the BAC/BIAC Eighth Panel of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes KC has been admitted to the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) Eighth Panel of Arbitrators. He has served on previous Arbitration Panels for them for several years. The Beijing Arbitration Commission (the “BAC”) is an arbitration institution established by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality in 1995 to resolve contractual disputes and other disputes over property rights and interests between equal natural persons, legal persons, and other organizations. The BAC has 170 foreign arbitrators from 31 countries and regions, who are committed to providing arbitration services to parties from various legal systems and diverse cultural backgrounds. Robert Rhodes KC is part of several Far Eastern arbitration and mediation panels, and that his interest in China stems…

News 20 May, 2024

Robert Rhodes KC invited to join ICDPASO's mediation panel

Robert Rhodes KC invited to join ICDPASO’s mediation panel

Robert Rhodes KC has been invited to join the panel of mediators for ICDPASO. The International Commercial Dispute Prevention and Settlement Organization (ICDPASO), a non-governmental international organization, was established in Beijing in October 2020. ICDPASO is committed to providing accessible, independent, efficient and trusted dispute prevention and resolution services including mediation and arbitration to parties from all over the world. As part of its commitment to promote and facilitate the efficient resolution of commercial disputes, ICDPASO introduced its Arbitration Rules and Mediation Rules in 2022. These rules address the evolving needs of business communities and provide parties, mediators and arbitral tribunals with flexibility, efficiency, and transparency throughout the mediation and arbitration proceedings. ICDPASO currently consists of 51 members around the…

News 26 Apr, 2024

Launch of Outer Temple's ADR Service

Launch of Outer Temple’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to share our new specialist ADR wing, a separate service provided and managed, independent of our counsel work. Members of Outer Temple Chamber’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Team include Adjudicators, Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witness and Determiners, Early Neutral Evaluation, and Conciliation experts, all with a mixed common and civil law background. Our neutrals accept appointments across a wide range of practice areas including commercial, construction, energy and natural resources, shipping, international trade, and personal injury with experience across Europe, Middle East, US, and Asia-Pacific. For further information please contact 0207 353 6381 or email adr@outertemple.com Visit our newly launched ADR wing here.

News 10 Nov, 2023

Robert Rhodes KC to host lecture at the Duan & Duan Legal Training Course Programme (2023)

Robert Rhodes KC to host lecture at the Duan & Duan Legal Training Course Programme (2023)

Robert Rhodes KC will present a training session to leading Chinese lawyers on a six-day intensive course in Jesus College, Cambridge University. Robert Rhodes KC will be part of a team of lecturers in a six-day legal training programme for Chinese Lawyers from Duan & Duan Law Firm between 27th August and 1st September 2023. The training programme will highlight ‘Practical Issues for Trans-National Commercial Legal Practitioners’. Robert will be presenting an after-dinner address following the 8th session reflecting ‘Practical Aspects of Litigation in the UK’ on 29th August. He will also lead the morning session on 30th September in which he will cover ‘The Advantages of Mediation in Disputes Arising from International Commercial Contracts, and the Singapore Convention’ followed…

Events 21 Aug, 2023

Watch the CIArb London and Singapore Branch Joint Webinar: “The UK’s intention to ratify and sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation – an inevitable reality but what difference does it make?”

Watch the CIArb London and Singapore Branch Joint Webinar: “The UK’s intention to ratify and sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation – an inevitable reality but what difference does it make?”

Robert Rhodes KC was lead speaker at this virtual event at the Singapore Convention held jointly by the Singapore and London Chapters of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The video is now available. Robert Rhodes KC led the talk at the Singapore Convention on Wednesday, 21 June alongside fellow speakers Michel Kallipetis KC FCIArb, Eunice Chua and moderator, Shobana Iyer. This webinar was organised jointly by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ London and Singapore branches. It engaged distinguished speakers with an overview of the Singapore Convention; what it means for States that have ratified it; and, critically, what the significance is of the UK’s commitment to sign and ratify the Convention. Watch the talk; The UK’s intention to ratify and sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation – an…

Webinars & Recordings 27 Jun, 2023

CIArb London and Singapore Branch Joint Webinar on “The UK’s intention to ratify and sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation – an inevitable reality but what difference does it make?”

CIArb London and Singapore Branch Joint Webinar on “The UK’s intention to ratify and sign the Singapore Convention on Mediation – an inevitable reality but what difference does it make?”

Join Robert Rhodes KC FCIArb of Outer Temple Chambers at the Singapore Convention held jointly by the Singapore and London Chapters of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on Wednesday, 21 June. About the event Robert Rhodes KC will be leading this virtual event alongside speakers Michel Kallipetis KC FCIArb, Eunice Chua and moderator, Shobana Iyer. The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation is known as the Singapore Convention. The Convention is a Private International Law agreement which establishes a uniform framework for the effective recognition and enforcement of commercial mediated settlement agreements across borders. The Convention was negotiated by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and came into force on 12th September 2020.…

News 9 Jun, 2023

Robert Rhodes and Anthony Lo Surdo reappointed as a CAS member

We are thrilled to announce that Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes KC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC FCIArb have been reappointed as mediators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Anthony has also been reappointed as a CAS arbitrator. Robert and Anthony have been reappointed by the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) to this position in Lausanne, Switzerland for a period of four years and have been chosen for their specialist knowledge of arbitration and sports law. Robert Rhodes KC acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in commercial and civil law. He is a member of many well-known panels in the legal sector including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service, as well as its Business Arbitration…

News 11 May, 2023

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…

Events 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…

News 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…

News 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 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

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