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London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing world

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing World

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to be part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW23) for a week long event from 15-19 May 2023 which will explore how the disputes community is, and should be, adapting to a changing world. Members of chambers will be presenting at four talks. With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and will feature a combination of a varied technical programme combined with the usual variety of social and networking events to enable participants to share ideas, to make new contacts and connections and to renew old acquaintances. Outer Temple Chambers’ barristers will collaborate with other experts and speakers for four talks during the event…

FinTech & Digital Assets, Events, News, International 11 May, 2023

'International Construction Contracts in Saudi Arabia Demystifying Saudi Law and Shari'ah Principles in the Kingdom' by Dr Ali Almihdar and Joseph Chedrawe

‘International Construction Contracts in Saudi Arabia: Demystifying Saudi Law and Shari’ah Principles in the Kingdom’ by Dr Ali Almihdar

Dr Ali Almihdar has co-authored an article for International Construction Law Review on international construction contracts in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia with Joseph Chedrawe of Covington & Burling. It has been said that the laws applicable to disputes arising in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are a black box – complicated, inaccessible, hidden, mysterious. For many years, Saudi Arabia has been home to some of the world’s biggest and most important construction projects. Alongside these projects has come the inevitability of international arbitration over disputes arising from them. While the disputed issues may be generally described as typical in construction law – contractual notice, non-payment, scope variations, limitation of liability, and damages – the applicable law may be counter-intuitive…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 14 Apr, 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…

Commercial, News, International 13 Apr, 2023

Philip Punwar judge at Middle East Legal Awards

Philip Punwar to join judging panel at Middle East Legal Awards 2023

Dubai based barrister and member of Outer Temple Chambers, Philip Punwar, has been invited to join the panel of judges at the Middle East Legal Awards 2023, to be held on the 18th May at Le Méridien, Dubai. The Middle East Legal Awards (MELA), now in their 11th year, are the region’s premier legal awards. The Awards are open to all law firms and in-house legal departments with a presence in the region to celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice they underline the crucial role lawyers are playing in promoting the rule of law. The Awards are sponsored by ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and include In House and Private Practice categories such as…

Events, News, International 15 Feb, 2023

Philip Punwar is published in ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’

Philip Punwar has written a chapter on Advocacy in leading publication ‘The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’. The MENA Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration aims to provide a unique insight into how leading arbitrators of the Middle East and North Africa approach a number of core procedural and substantive law issues in arbitrations seated in the MENA region. The publication is described as being written by a “Who’s Who” of leading arbitrators in MENA. Philip Punwar was invited to author Chapter 15; Advocacy. About the publication Apart from taking the reader through the main procedural milestones of a MENA-seated arbitration, it also deals with some of the key subjects of arbitration in the region, such as the question of…

Arbitration, Legal Blog & Publications, International 30 Jan, 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…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 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, International 17 Oct, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC has joined the Distinguished Panel of THAC

Congratulations to Anthony Lo Surdo SC for his new panel appointment. He is now officially part of the Distinguished Panel of THAC. The Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) is an institution located in Bangkok Thailand, that provides alternative arbitration and mediation services for cross-border disputes. Anthony, who is accredited as an advanced mediator and arbitration, is now part of the prestigious panel. As part of his re-accreditation process, Anthony Lo Surdo SC has recently attained a 5 Star ranking by the International Mediation Institute. He has been described by an independent reviewer as “having provided mediation services for a range of complex disputes (relating to commercial, family, negligence, property and Supreme Court matters)…” as being “…highly regarded in the legal industry…

Arbitration, News, Mediation 23 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE to speak at the ICC YAAF event in Vilnius (Lithuania)

With Vilnius Arbitration Day fast approaching, Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the ICC YAAF pre-event on “The Unwritten Rules of a Career in International Arbitration”, to be held in Vilnius (Lithuania) on Thursday 15 September 2022. Lucian will be joined by amazing speakers Adelina Prokop (Partner, Clifford Chance, Warsaw), Sebastiano Nessi FCIArb (Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Geneva), Gaëlle Filhol (Managing Partner, Betto Perben Filhol, Paris), and moderators Iuliana Iancu (Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels) and Denis Parchajev (Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius). This ICC YAAF event will focus on the soft skills arbitration practitioners need to create a healthy workplace environment while maintaining a fast track to achieving career goals. Please click here to find out…

Arbitration, Events, International 5 Sep, 2022

Lucian ILIE published in ICLG 2022: International Arbitration Laws and Regulations – Romania Chapter

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the ‘Romania‘ chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2022 along with Adrian Iordache from Consortium Legal. It covers common issues in International Commercial Arbitration, divided into 15 different topics: Arbitration AgreementsGoverning LegislationJurisdictionChoice of Law RulesSelection of Arbitral TribunalProcedural RulesPreliminary Relief and Interim MeasuresEvidentiary MattersMaking and AwardChallenge of an AwardEnforcement of an AwardsConfidentialityRemedies / Interest / CostsInvestor-State ArbitrationsGeneral You can read the full chapter here, free of charge. Find out more Lucian ILIE is a barrister specialised in international law and international arbitration, with particular expertise in investor-State disputes and commercial arbitration cases. Combining experience of civil law culture with common law know-how, Lucian’s practice areas include: (i) International Arbitration, International Organisations, Private and Public International Law and International Commercial Litigation.…

Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Sep, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year

We are proud to share that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been recognised by Doyles Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Arbitration Barristers for the 4th consecutive year. The Doyles Guide 2022 listing of leading Australian Arbitration Barristers, details Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel identified by clients and peers as having particular expertise in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution matters across all Australian legal markets. Anthony has previously been ranked as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Please click here for more details. Anthony Lo Surdo SC is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and registered in the Australian Register of Practising Arbitrators as a Grade 1…

Arbitration, News 26 Jul, 2022

Lucian ILIE has been appointed to the Steering Committee of the IBA under-40 Arbitration Group

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has recently been appointed to the Steering Committee of the International Bar Association’s under-40 arbitration group. He is one of nine new members from around the world. The International Bar Association (IBA) is the world’s leading international membership organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Established in 1947, shortly after the creation of the United Nations, the IBA was born out of the conviction that an organisation made up of the world’s bar associations could contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice.  In addition to organising the traditional Arb 40 Symposium (in Miami on 30 October 2022 covering the future of international arbitration), the IBA Arb 40 Subcommittee will organise…

Arbitration, News 11 Jul, 2022

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