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Robert Rhodes has been admitted to the BAC/BIAC Eighth Panel of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes has been admitted to the BAC/BIAC Eighth Panel of Arbitrators

Robert Rhodes KC has been admitted to the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC) Eighth Panel of Arbitrators. He has served on previous Arbitration Panels for them for several years. The Beijing Arbitration Commission (the “BAC”) is an arbitration institution established by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality in 1995 to resolve contractual disputes and other disputes over property rights and interests between equal natural persons, legal persons, and other organizations. The BAC has 170 foreign arbitrators from 31 countries and regions, who are committed to providing arbitration services to parties from various legal systems and diverse cultural backgrounds. Robert Rhodes KC is part of several Far Eastern arbitration and mediation panels, and that his interest in China stems…

News 20 May, 2024

London International Disputes Week 2024: Uniting for global challenge and opportunity

London International Disputes Week 2024: Uniting for global challenge and opportunity

Event Date: 5 Jun, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to be part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW 2024) taking place between 3rd and 7th June 2024. Outer Temple Chambers will be hosting a talk on Wednesday, 5th June 2024. With its theme, “Uniting for global challenge and opportunity”, LIDW24 will follow up on last year’s theme “Adapting to a changing world” and look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond. What does the next year hold for dispute resolution professionals around the world? Outer Temple Chambers will be hosting a talk with gunnercooke on Wednesday 5th June 2024 from 4:00pm…

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Robert Rhodes KC invited to join ICDPASO's mediation panel

Robert Rhodes KC invited to join ICDPASO’s mediation panel

Robert Rhodes KC has been invited to join the panel of mediators for ICDPASO. The International Commercial Dispute Prevention and Settlement Organization (ICDPASO), a non-governmental international organization, was established in Beijing in October 2020. ICDPASO is committed to providing accessible, independent, efficient and trusted dispute prevention and resolution services including mediation and arbitration to parties from all over the world. As part of its commitment to promote and facilitate the efficient resolution of commercial disputes, ICDPASO introduced its Arbitration Rules and Mediation Rules in 2022. These rules address the evolving needs of business communities and provide parties, mediators and arbitral tribunals with flexibility, efficiency, and transparency throughout the mediation and arbitration proceedings. ICDPASO currently consists of 51 members around the…

News 26 Apr, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at The English Law Forum in Tbilisi

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Henry Reid will be speaking at The English Law Forum at the Georgian Bar Association, Tbilisi on Thursday, 18th April 2024. The English Law Forum conference will focus on the promotion and enhancement of English legal services, with a particular emphasis on International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, Sanctions and the Rule of Law. The conference will kick off at 10:00am to 17:30pm followed by a drinks reception and networking. Outer Temple’s team of experts will be speaking on 7 different topics: International Arbitration/ Institutions (11:05am – 11:40am) John McKendrick KC and Alex Haines of Outer Temple Chambers will be speaking alongside Barry Coulter and Ruslan Ughrelidze discussing institutions; LCIA and London background stats; Why London?; absence…

News 16 Apr, 2024

Outer Temple Chambers' International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Team to speak at the English Law Day in Istanbul

John McKendrick KC, Oliver Powell, Alex Haines and Joshua Ray will be speaking at the English Law Day at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul on Wednesday, 17th April 2024. The English Law Day is run in collaboration with the Bar Council of England & Wales, the concept of which was established over 10 years ago and was first run in the CIS jointly with the Law Society of England & Wales. The one day forum will focus on topics such as Arbitration in Türkiye and the wider Eurasian region – local perspectives; Resolving disputes through the eyes of a company; Dispute resolution, enforcement and finances, unlocking value in claims, judgments and awards / damages masterclass; Impact of sanctions on trade,…

News 15 Apr, 2024

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

Lucian Ilie has been listed amongst the Top 15 Future Leaders in International Arbitration in the EMEA region and England

Lucian Ilie listed amongst the Top 15 Future Leaders in International Arbitration in the EMEA region and England

Lucian Ilie has been listed as a Future Leader in International Arbitration in both the EMEA region and England for the fourth consecutive year. Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and Global Arbitration Review highlight the leading arbitration practitioners worldwide. This features lawyers, expert witnesses and barristers, each listing Global Thought Elite Leaders and Future Leaders. Lucian Ilie has been listed in the Who’s Who Legal Listing 2024 as a Future Leader in Arbitration – England for the fourth consecutive year. This listing is classified as the pre-eminent list of the next generation leaders. Selection is limited to practitioners aged 45 and under. Additionally, Lucian has been listed amongst the Top 15 practitioners in the EMEA region in their list of Arbitration…

External Publications 8 Dec, 2023

Outer Temple invites you to join us at Dubai Arbitration Week

Outer Temple Chambers’ International Arbitration experts, alongside other esteemed speakers will be hosting a talk on ‘Arbitration in banking and financial services disputes’ on Monday 13th November at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to join our esteemed guests from Allen & Overy, Ernst & Young and Clyde & Co for a discussion on arbitration in the context of banking and financial services disputes. Outer Temple’s Andrew Spink KC, Justina Stewart and Lucian Ilie will be hosting a talk at Dubai Arbitration Week on Monday 13th November 2023 alongside William Prasifka of Clyde & Co, Arash Koozehkanani of Allen & Overy, and Matt Fritzsche of Ernst & Young on the topic of ‘Arbitration in banking and financial services…

Events 7 Nov, 2023

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

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

Philip Punwar authored Chapter 14 on Advocates and Advocacy in ‘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 title also examines specific types and industry sectors of arbitration, starting with free zone arbitration, which has made its debut in the Middle East, investment arbitration and arbitration in construction, oil and gas, maritime, and banking and finance. Chapter 14 In his chapter on Advocates and Advocacy, Philip Punwar observes: “No matter how unfamiliar they may be with a…

External Publications 17 Oct, 2023

Philip Punwar lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at AFSA in Johannesburg

Philip Punwar lectures on International Commercial Arbitration at AFSA in Johannesburg

On 19 and 20 September 2023, Philip Punwar presented his 20th annual lecture on International Commercial Arbitration at the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa in Johannesburg. The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA) and the University of Pretoria offer legal practitioners, accountants, trade union delegates, human resources practitioners, psychologists, engineers, architects, labour practitioners and businesspeople an opportunity to develop their skills in South Africa’s ever-expanding fields of arbitration and mediation. Philip Punwar of Outer Temple Chambers, alongside Advocate Michael Kuper SC and Prof David Butler presented the specialist module on International Commercial Arbitration held from 18 – 22 September 2023. The module covered: The New York Convention and the UN Model Arbitration Law; The South African International Arbitration Act; AFSA’s…

News 2 Oct, 2023

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the ‘Romania‘ chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2023 with Adrian Lordache from Consortium Legal.

Lucian ILIE published in ICLG 2023: International Arbitration Laws – Romania Chapter

Outer Temple’s Lucian ILIE has co-authored the ‘Romania‘ chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2023 with Adrian Lordache from Consortium Legal. Luican Ilie of Outer Temple has co-authored the 20th edition of the ‘Romania‘ Chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – International Arbitration 2023 article alongside Adrian Lordache. The article covers common issues in International Commercial Arbitration, divided into 15 different parts: Part One : Arbitration AgreementsPart Two: Governing LegislationPart Three: JurisdictionPart Four: Choice of Law RulesPart Five: Selection of Arbitral TribunalPart Six: Procedural RulesPart Seven: Preliminary ReliefPart Eight: Evidentiary MattersPart Nine: Making an AwardPart Ten: Challenge of an AwardPart Eleven: Enforcement of an AwardPart Twelve: ConfidentialityPart Thirteen: Remedies/Interests/CostsPart Fourteen: Investor-State ArbitrationPart Fifteen: General Read full article Read the Romania chapter…

External Publications 21 Sep, 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

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