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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

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

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

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) has issued a landmark decision in relation to the Court’s approach to governing law and jurisdiction clauses.

Stephen Doherty in landmark ADGM decision on governing law and jurisdiction clauses

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) has issued a landmark decision in relation to the Court’s approach to governing law and jurisdiction clauses. Background In Mingguo v Sadeghnia [2023] ADGM CFI-021 the ADGM Court of First Instance considered its approach to the construction of governing law and jurisdiction clauses, specifying that disputes will be governed by the “Laws of the United Arab Emirates”. Whilst those questions have previously come before the DIFC Courts, there are no reported decisions in which the ADGM Court has considered its own approach to the construction of ambiguous governing law and jurisdiction clauses. The underlying dispute concerned the Claimant’s sale of part of the shareholding in an ADGM company, which was also an ADGM Financial…

News 1 Aug, 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

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

DIFC Court of Appeal dismiss the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors.

After a long running dispute, the DIFC Court of Appeal has dismissed the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors. Outer Temple members, David Russell KC and Stephen Doherty, acted for the Second and Third Defendants. Stephen Doherty has written an article in relation to the Massun v Mousi & Ors case that he and David Russell KC were instructed on. They both acted for the Second and Third defendants. Stephen Doherty analyses the case in this article, exploring the different points of law relevant to individuals or families holding their wealth through complex corporate structures and trusts as well as potential risks that can come about. Please read the full article here. Find out more David Russell KC commenced…

News 28 Sep, 2022

David Russell QC and Stephen Doherty successful in DIFC Court of Appeal

After a long running dispute, the DIFC Court of Appeal has dismissed the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors. Outer Temple members, David Russell QC and Stephen Doherty, acted for the Second and Third Defendants. After a long running dispute, the DIFC Court of Appeal has dismissed the claim in Massun v Mousi & Ors. Outer Temple members, David Russell QC and Stephen Doherty, acted for the Second and Third Defendants. The Claimant had claimed to have a beneficial interest in the shares of certain companies at the top of two corporate structures. Two large assets were held in these corporate structures, registered to companies at the bottom of the structures. The Claimant claimed that the companies had tried…

News 2 Aug, 2022

Chartered Institute of Arbitration presents Cryptocurrency Disputes – Litigation v Arbitration

Watch The Debate: Cryptocurrency Disputes – Litigation v Arbitration

Stephen Doherty and Chloë Bell recently joined the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ London Branch Committee for an interesting panel discussion on how to resolve cryptocurrency disputes. Watch the full discussion here. This event featured a group of expert panellists who debated the best way to resolve cryptocurrency disputes. Ben Giaretta, Chair of the London branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators hosted the evening, opening and closing the event. Chloë Bell (Outer Temple Chambers) and Charlotte Hill (Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP) discussed the benefits of litigation, whilst Stephen Doherty (Outer Temple Chambers) and Jaak Poldma (White & Case) discussed the benefits of arbitration. The branch was honoured to have Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United…

Webinars & Recordings 20 Apr, 2022

Members excel in Legal 500 EMEA 2022 Commercial Law rankings

Legal 500 have just announced their EMEA results and we are proud to announce that Outer Temple and a number of our members have been ranked for commercial expertise 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 is the first and only set of barristers’ chambers to have a registered office within the Dubai International Financial Centre (Part 1). Tier 2 Set Outer Temple Chambers has been ranked as Tier 2 set in the Middle East: The English Bar: Commercial guide. Testimonials provided to Legal 500 included:…

News 13 Apr, 2022

Cyber-Fraud, Third Party Fraudsters, and the Expansion of the Quincecare Duty

Stephen Doherty explores some recent cases involving “Quincecare Duty”, which has existed for over thirty years, and what these new precedents mean for modern banking fraud cases. “Quincecare Duty” was established in Barclays Bank plc v Quincecare Ltd [1992] 4 All ER 363, and tells us that a bank or financial institution may be liable for processing a fraudulent transaction if the bank has reasonable grounds for believing that there has been an attempt to defraud its customer. Remarkably, it was not until the Supreme Court handed down judgment in 2019, in Singularis Holdings Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (A Company Incorporated in the Cayman Islands) v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] UKSC 50, that a claimant had successfully argued…

Legal Blogs 8 Apr, 2022

Cryptocurrency

Outer Temple joins CIArb Seminar; Cryptocurrency Disputes – Litigation v Arbitration

Stephen Doherty and Chloë Bell have been invited to join the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ London Branch Committee at its latest event on 17th February; “Cryptocurrency disputes – Litigation v Arbitration”. The event will feature a group of expert panellists who will debate the best way to resolve cryptocurrency disputes.  The Event Moderator: Lord Mance Panel: Stephen Doherty, Chloë Bell, Tope Adeyemi, Charlotte Hill and Jaak Poldma The branch is honoured to have Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, moderating the event.  Tickets are free but limited, and will be allocated on a first come basis, therefore those who wish to attend are encouraged to register quickly. The debate will be centred around a…

Events 14 Feb, 2022

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