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Teresa Rosen Peacocke discusses US Specific Jurisdiction over Foreign Parties

Members of Outer Temple Chambers whose practices are closely connected to our New York office, advise solicitors and UK-based clients on their potential exposure to litigation in US courts. They also act for these clients to challenge claims that a US court has jurisdiction over them. In her most recent article, Teresa Rosen Peacocke discusses recent efforts by plaintiffs to expand the definition of specific jurisdiction (requiring a foreign defendant’s US activities to have given rise to the plaintiff’s claim) so that a defendant’s general activities can be linked to a claim on the basis of a ‘sliding scale’. One such case from California will be considered by the US Supreme Court this year. To read the full article, click…

News 21 Mar, 2017

Ian Bailey SC receives Member of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Ian Bailey SC who received a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to the law, particularly in the area of dispute resolution in the construction industry, and to education. He is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost construction practitioners, with a deep industry knowledge gained through his previous career as an architect (ten years on commercial and residential projects in Sydney). With expertise in major construction disputes, commercial arbitrations and court references, Ian has acted in a wide range of disputes both locally and internationally. He has significant experience in all forms of dispute resolution, being an accredited Mediator, Adjudicator, Expert Determiner and Grade 1 Arbitrator. His practice includes the conduct of commercial…

News 1 Feb, 2017

2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit in Beijing

A number of Arbitration practitioners are invited to present at the 2nd Annual International Arbitration Summit. This has been arranged to take place in Beijing, on Wednesday 16th of November 2016. Robert Rhodes QC will be delivering the keynote speech. Its subject is “The future of online dispute resolution in England and the use of Mediation and Arbitration in Disputes arising from international commercial contracts”. Robert is also moderating a panel discussion during the conference. His professional experience includes his qualities as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Corporate Panel of the Dispute Board Federation, of the London Court of International Arbitration and of the International Chamber of Commerce. Speakers also include leading arbitration…

News 14 Nov, 2016

Robert Rhodes QC speaks at the 4th Asian Mediation Conference

Robert Rhodes QC of Outer Temple Chambers, who is often a keynote speaker at ADR conferences in China and Hong Kong, has this time been invited by the Asian Mediation Association to present at the 4th Asian Mediation Conference. The theme of the event, taking place on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October in Beijing, is “New Global Trend of Mediation – Similarities and Differences”. Robert, the only English barrister speaking at the conference, will be part of two different panels on both days. These will explore subjects as “International Trend of On-line Dispute Resolution” and “How Do Mediation and Arbitration Play Their Respective Roles in Resolving Disputes Arising from Foreign Commerce?” Other discussions over the two days will be…

News 19 Oct, 2016

Robert Rhodes QC named “UK-China Arbitration Barrister of the Year”

Robert Rhodes QC has been given the 2016 Corporate International Magazine Global Award of “UK-China Arbitration Barrister of the Year in England”. Robert is on the panel of arbitrators and mediators of several Far Eastern arbitration and mediation bodies.

News 15 Jan, 2016

Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Chinese Arbitration Association

Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators of the Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei. Robert already holds mediation and arbitration appointments with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Lang Fang Arbitration Commission, and the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing.

News 3 Oct, 2013

Robert Rhodes QC appointed as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes QC, complementing his earlier appointment To the Panel of Advisors of the Financial Arbitration and ADR Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing; and To the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

News 13 May, 2013

Robert Rhodes QC appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Robert Rhodes QC has been appointed to the Panel of Mediators of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). Founded in 1987, is the first and the largest professional mediation organisation in China. Its mediations involve commercial organisations from all over the world.

News 28 Jan, 2013

Michael Patchett-Joyce appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

We are pleased to announce that Michael Patchett-Joyce has been appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Michael obtained post-graduate qualifications in international commercial arbitration from Queen Mary University of London in 2011 as part of the steps necessary for appointment to fellowship status.

News 13 Dec, 2012

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