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Sean Yates to moderate a panel session at the CIArb Mediation Event

Sean Yates to moderate a panel session at the CIArb Mediation Event

UAE based barrister, Sean Yates will be moderating a panel session at the CIArb Mediation event on Thursday, 4th July in Abu Dhabi. CIArb is a global, independent, charitable membership organisation incorporated by Royal Charter. They are committed to supporting the effective resolution of disputes with members based worldwide. Sean Yates will be moderating a panel discussion on 4th July at the Al Aidarous Law Firm (ADGM Office), Abu Dhabi from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. The panel including Wolf Von Kumberg, Robert Sliwinski, Hashem Al Aidarous and Haitham Mokhtar will discuss the growing use of commercial mediation in the UAE and the new DIAC Mediation Rules. Topics will include: How does mediation fit into the ADR landscape? The role of lawyers…

News 1 Jul, 2024

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

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates is now a member of The Mediation Hub, a dynamic network dedicated to the advancement of mediation in the UAE. Founded by experts in law and mediation, The Mediation Hub is a DIFC based Non-Profit Incorporated Organization, which stands as an impartial force, striving to bridge gaps, facilitate dialogue, and cultivate a culture of mediation in the MENA region and beyond. This platform facilitates networking among mediation professionals, knowledge sharing, circulating updates and developments in the mediation field, lead mobilization and raise awareness about mediation within the legal and business communities. Sean Yates, a member of the Mediation Hub, is a CEDR-accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As well as sitting as a…

News 30 Jan, 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

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

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

Sean Yates published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement

Sean Yates published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement

Sean Yates has been published in an article for the Journal of International Dispute Settlement titled ‘New international commercial courts: a delocalized approach’. The Journal of International Dispute Settlement covers all forms of international dispute settlement and focuses particularly on developments in private and public international law that carry commercial, economic and financial implications. The article highlights that new international commercial courts can be analysed by examining how their features differ from those of their domestic counterpart courts and from those of international commercial arbitration. This conceptual tool is termed delocalization. Higher and lower levels of featural differences, or delocalization, may affect a new court’s reception, whether local actors can participate in the new court and the new court’s relations…

External Publications 9 Oct, 2023

Sean Yates published in Lexis Nexis on historic case at the DIFC Court of First Instance

Sean Yates published in Lexis Nexis on historic case at the DIFC Court of First Instance

Sean Yates writes for Lexis Nexis Middle East analysing a case heard by the DIFC Court of First Instance titled ‘The DIFC Courts Apply Riyadh Convention Provisions in a Claim for Recognition of a Foreign Judgment’. On 13 September 2023, in Murex Gulf Properties Company K.S.C.C. v The Investment Dar Company K.S.C.C. (Murex), the DIFC Court of First Instance heard an application from the Claimant to amend its claim form. In this article, Sean Yates expertly dissects the implications and significance of this groundbreaking amendment application. Analysis The analysis was published by Lexis Nexis Middle East on 13th September and can be found here (subscription required). Find out more Based in Dubai, UAE, Sean specialises in international arbitration and civil…

External Publications 20 Sep, 2023

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

News 8 Nov, 2022

Sean Yates is speaking at the International Construction Claims and ADR Conference 2022

Outer Temple’s Sean Yates is speaking at the International Construction Claims and ADR Conference 2022, which is taking place from 7th – 8th November 2022 at Jumeriah Beach Hotel, Dubai. At this ‘hybrid’ conference, the participants will be able to hear from, and interact with some of the finest construction legal eagles and technical consultants from various jurisdictions, who will be sharing their views of and discussing the current and difficult construction issues and problems faced by the stakeholders in the construction and ADR industries. Sean Yates will be speaking about ‘Managing construction projects during the Covid-19 pandemic – What are the lessons learned?’. Please click here to find out more about the conference. Find out more Based in Dubai,…

Events 7 Nov, 2022

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers, both based in Dubai.

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers. Both will remain in the Middle East and join existing Dubai based members David Russell KC and David Holloway, and other members who are regularly in the region instructed on international arbitration and commercial matters. Their arrival not only strengthens Chambers’ Middle East presence but also our international disputes offering. Outer Temple has an office in the DIFC and is the only set of chambers to have a physical office presence in the region. Philip Punwar and Sean Yates are both English qualified barristers with experience of common law and civil law disciplines, particularly important in local law matters in Dubai, they start on 17 October 2022 and 1 November 2022,…

News 17 Oct, 2022

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