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Event: Huobi v Tabarak and what is meant by the DIFC being a ‘common law jurisdiction’?

Event: Huobi v Tabarak and what is meant by the DIFC being a ‘common law jurisdiction’?

Event Date: 9 Jul, 2024

Join key members of the Huobi case for an insightful discussion on the key takeaway points from this landmark judgment on Tuesday, 9th July 2024 at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. We are delighted to invite you to join key team members on the Huobi case, Andrew Spink KC and Justina Stewart of Outer Temple Chambers, and Peter Smith of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Chaitanya Kediyal of Outer Temple Chambers supported the team in this case and will join the panel with his observations. The event will be chaired by David Russell KC of Outer Temple Chambers. In the much anticipated judgment, GATE MENA DMCC & HUOBI MENA FZC V TABARAK INVESTMENT CAPITAL LTD & ANR, the DIFC Court of Appeal (Justice…

Events, News

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

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

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted at The Legal 500 MENA Awards 2024

Outer Temple Chambers shortlisted at The Legal 500 MENA Awards 2024

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Commercial Set of the Year and Commercial Junior of the Year at the Legal 500 Middle East and North Africa Awards 2024. Outer Temple Chambers and Dr Ali Almihdar have been recognised in the Commercial category under the English Bar in the Middle East. The awards will be taking place on Thursday, 8 February 2024 at Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE. These awards reflect the competency in providing expert advisory and advocacy services and facilities under Commercial Litigation in the Middle East. Outer Temple Chambers has been in the Middle East for close to a decade and our members close to 20 years. Members have been involved in some…

News 28 Nov, 2023

David Russell KC published in 'Lexis Middle East Law Alert'

David Russell KC published in ‘Lexis Middle East Law Alert’

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC was recently published in the Case Focus section of LexisNexis‘ Oct/Nov2023 Edition of ‘Lexis Middle East Law Alert’. Lexis Middle East Law Alert is a magazine by LexisNexis providing a round-up of legal, finance and tax developments across the Middle East. Within the Case Focus section, David Russell KC addresses a DIFC Court proceeding case entitled ‘(1) Sandra Holding Limited (2) Nuri Musaed Al Saleh v (1) Fawzi Musaed Al Saleh (2) Ahmed Fawzi Al Saleh, (3) Yasmine Fawzi Al Saleh (4) Farah El Merabi.’ The original dispute in this case involved a shareholder agreement which led to litigation on breach and fraud. Within the Case Focus, David explores: Why is this important, What it is about, and What…

External Publications 10 Nov, 2023

Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit, Middle East 2023

Join Outer Temple and DIFC at the Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit, Middle East 2023

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to be partnering with the DIFC for a talk on DIFC legislative reform at the Thought Leaders 4 FIRE Summit on Tuesday 14th November 2023 at the Shangri-la Hotel Dubai. Join Outer Temple’s David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Nicolas Stallworthy KC and Justina Stewart in their discussion with Jacques Visser and Katherine Nixon of the Dubai International Financial Centre on the topic of ‘Understanding Major Legislative Reform in Dubai of Digital Assets, Smart Contracts and Secured Transactions’ at the Shangri-la Hotel in Dubai between 3:40pm – 4:20pm. The talk will highlight the groundbreaking DIFC legal reforms on digital assets, smart contracts and secured transactions. Book your place Perfectly timed with Dubai Arbitration Week and…

Events 8 Nov, 2023

Sean Yates published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement

Sean Yates published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement

Sean Yates has been published in an article for the Journal of International Dispute Settlement titled ‘New international commercial courts: a delocalized approach’. The Journal of International Dispute Settlement covers all forms of international dispute settlement and focuses particularly on developments in private and public international law that carry commercial, economic and financial implications. The article highlights that new international commercial courts can be analysed by examining how their features differ from those of their domestic counterpart courts and from those of international commercial arbitration. This conceptual tool is termed delocalization. Higher and lower levels of featural differences, or delocalization, may affect a new court’s reception, whether local actors can participate in the new court and the new court’s relations…

External Publications 9 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

Philip Punwar nominated to join the Court Users' Committee (CUC) in the DIFC

Philip Punwar nominated to join the Court Users’ Committee (CUC) in the DIFC

We are pleased to announce that Philip Punwar has been nominated to join the Court Users’ Committee (CUC) in the DIFC (established in 2006 and acts as a liaison between the DIFC Courts and its users). The Court Users’ Committee is an independent liaison body between the DIFC Courts and Court users, with the brief of supporting cost effective and professional service provision. Philip Punwar of Outer Temple Chambers will be part of the committee alongside fellow members Jacques Visser of DIFC Authority, Tom Montagu-Smith KC of 3 Verulam Blgs amongst others, chaired by Amna Al Owais. Find out more Philip is an English qualified practitioner with more than twenty-five years’ arbitration experience. He has been resident in Dubai since…

News 14 Jun, 2023

Expansion of Outer Temple Chambers’ Middle East Team

Expansion of Outer Temple Chambers’ Middle East Team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce the expansion of the Middle East team. Three impressive international lawyers join us in Dubai, broadening our client specialist services in commercial law, private wealth and Islamic law. Oliver Agha brings extensive experience in Islamic Law and Walid Chiniara in ultra-high net worth (UNHW) Middle Eastern families governance. Shabana Saleem specialises in private wealth. They will work alongside our existing Dubai based members David Russell KC, Philip Punwar and Sean Yates in the International Team, covering international arbitration and commercial matters. Oliver, Walid and Shabana enhance the strong team of Outer Temple barristers already successfully working in the DIFC and Middle East markets and the wider team of international commercial specialists working from London…

News 16 May, 2023

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…

Events 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…

External Publications 14 Apr, 2023

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