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Salomé Lemasson joins Outer Temple Chambers

International white collar specialist Salomé Lemasson joins Outer Temple Chambers

We are delighted to welcome Salomé Lemasson to Outer Temple Chambers as a professional associate within the Business Crime, Regulation and Sanctions team. Salomé is qualified to practise in France and Germany, admitted to the Paris Bar (2014) and Berlin Bar (2020). Prior to setting up independent practice in 2023, she worked for law firms in Paris and Berlin (Gibson Dunn, Hogan Lovells, and AL & Associés). Her practice focuses on representing top tier companies and high net worth individuals in sensitive, high-stake matters involving international sanctions, fraud, corruption, and money laundering. Salomé is particularly active in the field of sanctions, and regularly assists and represents individuals, organizations, and major international conglomerates in this area of law. In addition, Salomé…

News 2 May, 2024

Join Outer Temple's Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club.

Event: Annual Sanctions Forum 2023, 6th December

Join Outer Temple’s Sanctions experts alongside other speakers for our Annual Sanctions Forum on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 at the Reform Club. You are invited to join Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team, alongside other experts for our Annual Sanctions Forum 2023. Topics will include: The judicial sanctions landscape in 2023. Update from Counsel in latest s.38 SAMLA case involving single British nationality DP and freedom of speech. Reflections on the impact and implications of changes to the Russia Regulations 2019 in 2023. Sanctions, investments and divestments: latest trends related to Russia and China. Offshore assets: sanctions evasion and enforcement. Book your place This event will be held in-person at The Reform Club, 104 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5EW.…

Events 20 Oct, 2023

Robert Dickason and Joshua Hitchens successfully secure dismissal of Contempt proceedings

Robert Dickason and Joshua Hitchens successfully secure dismissal of Contempt proceedings

Robert Dickason and Joshua Hitchens have secured the dismissal of Contempt Proceedings arising out of the widely reported case of Muyepa v Ministry of Defence [2022] EWHC 2648 (KB). Robert Dickason and Joshua Hitchens, instructed by Marc Livingston, Simon Barker and Catriona Virden of Janes Solicitors, have secured the dismissal of Contempt Proceedings brought against their clients, Brian and Racheal Muyepa. The Proceedings, which arose out of Mr. Muyepa’s record £3.7m claim for non-freezing cold injuries against the Ministry of Defence, will now not proceed to trial, meaning that Mr. and Mrs. Muyepa will not be found guilty of Contempt of Court and will not face the prospect of being committed to prison for Contempt of Court. Find out more…

News 12 Oct, 2023

Joshua Ray joins Outer Temple Chambers

Joshua Ray joins Outer Temple Chambers

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Joshua Ray, a US/UK qualified barrister, to its International Team. Joshua Ray joined Outer Temple in September as a Professional Associate, splitting his time between London and New York. He is a member of the UK Bar, New York State Bar and Washington State Bar, and specialises in Business Crime, Sanctions, International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation. He started his legal career at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, moving to Kobre & Kim LLP in New York before moving to their London office and then joining specialist disputes firm CANDEY, where he remains a Partner. Josh is the founder and co-chair of the London Sanctions Advisors Association, an independent group pf…

News 4 Sep, 2023

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple's Sanctions Team instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

At the front of the pack: Outer Temple’s Sanctions Team instructed in leading cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework

Outer Temple Chambers’ Sanctions Team is instructed in the most high-profile and cutting-edge cases in the UK’s new sanctions framework. The Sanctions Team has unrivalled expertise in challenges to UK sanctions designations and High Court applications relating to, and arising from, the UK’s sanctions framework. This experience – twinned with instructions to act for and advise the UK Government and with ongoing high-profile sanctions advisory services – has put the team at the forefront of sanctions law and practice in the UK and its overseas territories. Comprised of seven specialist barristers; John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines, Sophie O’Sullivan, Josh Hitchens, Jeremy Scott-Joynt and Henry Reid, supported by members of the wider Business Crime and Regulation and Commercial teams…

News 20 Jun, 2023

Alex Haines instructed by Respondent in case brought by the Integrity Vice Presidency(INT) of the World Bank Group (WBG)

Alex Haines instructed by Respondent in case brought by the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) of the World Bank Group (WBG)

Alex Haines, a member of OTC’s Business Crime and Regulation team, has been instructed to represent a Respondent accused by INT of fraud following a successful bid on a project in East Africa. Alex is one of the leading practitioners in the UK and EU in the sanctions and debarment frameworks of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs): he sits as a Sanctions Officer at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB); he has represented companies and individuals before both the World Bank’s Sanctions Board in Washington DC and the Asian Development Bank’s Integrity Oversight Committee in Manila; he has been instructed in cases of corruption brought by the investigative and integrity offices of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and…

News 19 Jun, 2023

Jeremy Scott- Joynt appointed as an external legal advisor in The Post Office Ltd investigation into historical document containing racist and offensive language

Jeremy Scott-Joynt appointed as an external legal advisor in The Post Office Ltd investigation into historical document containing racist and offensive language

The Post Office Ltd has appointed Jeremy Scott-Joynt as an external legal advisor in their investigation into historical documents containing racist and offensive language. Following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for documents held by Post Office’s Security Team during the period 2008 – 2011, a document was released that contained racist and offensive language. Post Office established an investigation to determine how the document containing identification codes with racist descriptors came to be created; and to establish whether the codes were actively used on Post Office investigation or prosecution documentation and for what reason. Jeremy Scott-Joynt has been appointed as an external legal advisor to review all evidence, contribute to the direction of the investigation and assist in drafting the Final Investigation…

News 19 Jun, 2023

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

Publication of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime (sixth edition)

We are delighted to announce that the sixth edition of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds Of Crime has been published by Oxford University Press. The editorial team included Oliver Powell, and a contribution from Helen Pugh, both of Outer Temple Chambers. The proceeds of crime field continues to be one of the fastest moving areas of the legal system in England & Wales. Millington and Sutherland Williams on the Proceeds of Crime offers an extensive and authorities examination of asset forfeiture and civil recovery. Chapters new to this edition: Examine the new Anti-Money Laundering Directives that have entered into force in 2020 and provides for certain amendments to the risk-based approach towards money laundering by considering the measures that…

External Publications 8 Jun, 2023

Joshua Hitchens successfully obtains summary dismissal of contempt application

Joshua Hitchens was instructed by Janes Solicitors to represent the Defendant in contempt proceedings before Mr Justice Nicklin, who described the case as “a sobering reminder of the obligation on parties’ lawyers to read very carefully and to understand the effects of injunction orders”.  The Defendant was subject to an injunction which restricted his use of the Claimant’s documents in proceedings. Contrary to the Claimant’s solicitor’s understanding, the injunction did not prevent the identification of the Claimant.  The Defendant was accused of providing an exhibit he had introduced into proceedings to a US attorney who then made use of it in proceedings in the United States. The Claimant brought a contempt application on the basis (1) that the Defendant had…

News 22 Nov, 2022

Former Head of Chambers, Michael Bowes QC, is appointed a Circuit Judge  

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that longstanding member Michael Bowes QC has been appointed a Circuit Judge, sitting on the Western Circuit from 19 September 2022. On 18th August 2022, it was announced that the Queen has appointed Michael Anthony Bowes QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon. Circuit Judge Appointment: Bowes The Lord Chief Justice has deployed Michael to the Western Circuit, based at Portsmouth Combined Court Centre with effect from 19 September 2022.  He will be known as His Honour Judge Bowes QC. A leading light at…

News 19 Aug, 2022

Michael Bowes QC successful in Harlequin overseas investment fraud prosecution

Michael Bowes QC led the SFO team in its successful prosecution of David Ames, Chairman of Harlequin, who defrauded investors of £226 million in relation to overseas property investments. On 3 August 2022, David Ames was found guilty of two counts of fraud by abuse of position. An SFO (Serious Fraud Office) investigation uncovered how Ames deceived over 8,000 UK investors in the Harlequin Group, a hotel, and resorts development venture. Victims were led to believe they had a secure investment in property whereas, in reality, Harlequin Group was never operating as promised. The business model relied upon investors paying a 30 percent deposit to purchase an unbuilt villa or hotel room, half of which went toward fees for Harlequin…

News 5 Aug, 2022

OpenText White Collar Crime Forum

White Collar Crime Forum: Oliver Powell to join panel discussion on fishing for dirty money

Oliver Powell will join colleagues from Stewarts and Skadden at the White Collar Crime Forum on 11th May to discuss “Fishing for dirty money – are the latest UK sanctions and economic crime legislation an effective trawler?” Oliver Powell has been invited to join a panel discussion at the 6th White Collar Crime Forum on Wednesday 11th May 2022. The event will be held at K&L Gates, One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF from 4pm. This will be a hybrid event, with the opportunity to join either online or – for the first time since 2019 – face-to-face. This event has been organised by information management experts Open Text. K&L Gates are sponsoring and hosting the event which will consider…

Events 5 May, 2022

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