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Alex Haines instructed in case before United Nations Appeals Tribunal

Alex Haines, assisted by Stephen Butler, has recently been instructed in an appeal before the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT). The UNAT is the second and final instance of appeal within the UN internal system of justice.  The UNAT was established by the General Assembly in 2009 as part of the new UN internal justice system (replacing the old United Nations Administrative Tribunal). As the second level appellate review tribunal within the UN’s justice system, the UNAT reviews (1) appeals against judgments rendered by the UN Dispute Tribunal (UNDT), (2) appeals against judgments rendered by the Dispute Tribunal of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWADT), as well as (3) appeals of decisions…

News 15 Apr, 2019

International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019

Robert Rhodes QC is due to speak at the International Dispute Resolution Conference 2019 in Hong Kong, on 17th April 2019. The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will open the event. Robert is the only English silk speaking at the Conference, which is expected to have 850 people attending. His session focuses on Investor Rights under Bilateral Investment Treaties. Jointly organised by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Hong Kong Mediation Centre and the International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute in collaboration with the Department of Justice, the one day Conference aims to encourage discussion on emerging trends in dispute resolution and examine the impact of the “Convention on…

News 10 Apr, 2019

Outer Temple Chambers welcomes four new barristers

We are delighted to announce the successful recruitment of four new barristers to our ranks. As of Monday, 8th April 2019 we extend a warm welcome to: Louis Weston Louis Weston, top-ranked sports law specialist and regulatory law barrister joins us from 3 Paper Buildings as a full Member of Chambers. Louis was the recipient of the 2017 International Advisory Experts Award: Sports Law Lawyer of the Year in England and has a thriving Sports Law practice. He prosecutes before the British Horseracing Authority, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain, the Turf Club, the World Professional Snooker and Billiards Association and before other arbitral bodies. He acts before both courts and regulators in disputes arising from sports contracts and doping…

News 5 Apr, 2019

Global Arbitration Review – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators seat index launched in London

The Global Arbitration Review (GAR) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) held an event in London this month to mark the launch of the new GAR-CIArb Seat Index – which is now live and ready to access. The launch, held at Reed Smith in London on 15 November, featured a panel discussion by CIArb’s Doug Jones, Lord Goldsmith QC and Professor Janet Walker of Outer Temple Chambers, who led work on the project, following an introduction by GAR’s publisher David Samuels. The index aims to provide one-page summaries of the favourableness of individual arbitral seats assessed against a range of standard criteria. In its first version, it covers six frequently used and well-established jurisdictions for arbitration: Hong Kong, London, New York,…

News 28 Nov, 2018

New women leaders at ICC Canada Arbitration Committee

International Chambers of Commerce, Canada (ICC Canada) has announced new women leaders of its arbitration committee and held a dinner to honour leading arbitrator Marc Lalonde QC – who received praise from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among others. The committee said that it has appointed Tina Cicchetti as its first female chair and Janet Walker as vice-chair who will take over as chair after Cichetti’s two-year term ends, meaning the leadership will be female for the next four years. Barry Leon, an arbitrator at Arbitration Place and former Commercial Court judge in the British Virgin Islands who chaired ICC Canada from 2011 to 2014, describes Janet Walker, as an “energetic and thoughtful leader” who commands respect from many leading figures…

News 23 Nov, 2018

Matthew McDonagh – appointed to the Sports Resolutions (UK) Arbitrators and Mediators Panels

Sport Resolutions (UK) is an independent dispute resolution service, providing sport specific arbitration and mediation services. We are delighted to announce Matthew’s appointment to their panels. The Panel Appointment and Review Committee of Sports Resolutions has also invited Matthew McDonagh to join the Pro Bono Panel in order to provide advice and assistance to athletes and individuals of limited financial means. In his capacity as a member of the Pro Bono Panel, Matthew accepts instructions for athletes in a wide variety of disputes. He is one of a select group of experienced sport lawyers to assist individuals before Sport Resolutions panels and other NGB tribunals. At Outer Temple Chambers, Matthew leads on the Law in Sport activity and has represented…

News 27 Apr, 2018

Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed a mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

We are very pleased to announce that the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) has appointed Robert Rhodes QC as mediator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Robert has been selected as one of 60 mediators who may be called upon to act as mediator in a mediation procedure. The full list of CAS members can be found here. Robert sits on a number of panels of arbitrators / mediators globally, has rights of audience in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and is a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of…

News 8 Jan, 2018

The British Legal Awards 2017: Finalists

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in Legal Week’s British Legal Awards 2017 – Chambers of the Year category. The British Legal Awards hosted by Legal Week in association with The City of London Law Society, takes place at the end of the LegalWeek Connect, and is due to be attended by 1,000 lawyers. All 29 categories have been carefully chosen to reflect the ever-complex and challenging work of business lawyers at law firms, within legal departments and at the Bar. Key awards this year include The City of London Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award, Chambers of the Year, Law Firm of the Year, General Counsel of the Year, Editor’s Award: Law Firm Leader of the Year and the Legal…

News 20 Oct, 2017

BAC Arbitrators Panel – Robert Rhodes selected

We are pleased to announce that Robert Rhodes, QC has been appointed a member of the Beijing Arbitration Commission’s Panel of Arbitrators. Robert also sits on a number of Far Eastern panels of arbitrators / mediators, has rights of audience in the Dubai International Financial Centre, and is a member of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Senior International Mediation Expert at the Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Corporate Panel of the Dispute Board Federation. He has published extensively on mediation and arbitration, and has been interviewed by the…

News 9 Oct, 2017

International Dispute Resolution Centre awards Partner nearly £650k including costs

Benjimin Burgher successfully represented the Partner of an LLP during her Arbitration Proceedings in the IDRC. The Partner was found to be wrongfully expelled by the LLP and awarded her equity, tranche payments and costs. In the lengthy arbitration proceedings the Partner’s contentions relating to construction of the LLP Agreement, valuation of her equity and outstanding entitlements were considered resulting in the favourable award. The Respondent’s arguments on contractual construction, estoppel by convention, the interpretation of good faith and dishonesty were rejected. The case emphasised the importance and necessity of effective drafting of LLP Agreements in regulating the relationship between the parties. Benjimin is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

News 8 Sep, 2017

Andrew Spink QC appointed new chair of COMBAR

Andrew takes over the role from Laurie Rabinowitz QC and will serve for two years, having previously served as COMBAR’s Vice Chair as well as Chair of its International Committee, which is responsible for coordinating the Association’s activities in all non-UK jurisdictions. Before that, Andrew was Chair of COMBAR’s North American Committee and organised the annual North American Meetings for 2012 and 2013. Ranked by Chambers UK as a Leading Silk (Pensions) and by The Legal 500 as a Leading Individual, Andrew Spink QC is a highly respected advocate with 31 years’ experience at the Bar, of which 14 years have been as a successful QC. A registered advocate at the Dubai International Financial Centre, Andrew is also called to…

News 4 Jul, 2017

Robert Rhodes QC to moderate International Summit Grand Panel

Wolters Kluwer law conference for in-house counsel is due to be held on Thursday 8 June in Shanghai. This is the second annual international arbitration, compliance and competition law summit. Robert has been invited to give the keynote address and to moderate a Grand Panel. He will be speaking on the use of mediation and arbitration in disputes arising from international commercial contracts. “Managing the arbitration process” is another topic that Robert is expected to discuss. The speakers, specialists from all over the world, will give talks on various topical subjects. These include “Tools for arbitrating efficiently”, “What does the past tell us about the future of competition law in China?” and many more. For the event’s agenda and registration…

Events 2 Jun, 2017

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