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David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem speaking at the DIFC Academy on 'Amendments to the DIFC Trusts Law and Foundations Law'.

David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem speaking at the DIFC Academy on ‘Amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law’.

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem will be speaking at the mandatory course on the ‘Amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law’ on Thursday, 27th June from 9-11am (GST). The DIFC Academy, in association with Outer Temple Chambers presents a mandatory course on the amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law. At this session, David Russell KC and Shabana Saleem of Outer Temple Chambers will give an overview of the key amendments to the DIFC Trust Law and Foundations Law, as amended by DIFC Laws Amendment Law No.1 and No.3 of 2024. The amendments seek to enhance the legal framework for managing substantial wealth in the region through innovating to address the challenges that have…

News 18 Jun, 2024

Lucian ILIE will be speaking the 5th Edition of the Bucharest Arbitration Days

Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the 5th Edition of the Bucharest Arbitration Days

Lucian ILIE will be speaking at the 5th Edition of the ‘Bucharest Arbitration Days: Critical Developments in International Arbitration’ taking place on 6th to 7th June 2024 at the Grand Hotel Bucharest, Sala Ronda. The theme of the Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024 focuses on the legitimacy of international arbitration as a suitable dispute resolution mechanism for commercial disputes. Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024 will discuss ethics and conflicts in international arbitration; the evolving relationship between arbitration and courts; the diversity in arbitration from the perspective of diversity of seats and arbitration institutions; the ongoing discussion on evidence and the impact of technology on it. The conference will bring together over 40 arbitration experts from 12 countries and 3 continents, who will…

News 30 May, 2024

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation

David Russell KC will be speaking at the India UAE Business Forum & Delegation on Wednesday, 29th May at Sofitel Downtown Dubai. The India UAE Business Forum, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is a premier event dedicated to fostering and enhancing the business relations between India and the UAE. The objective of the forum is to address and navigate the regulatory, legal, and compliance challenges faced by businesses operating in both India and the UAE. Through insightful discussions, expert speakers, and the release of a comprehensive White Paper by Fox & Mandal on the Regulatory and Legal Ecosystem between UAE & India, the forum aims to provide valuable insights and solutions to the participants. David Russell KC…

News 28 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

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

DIFCA announces landmark New Digital Assets Law, New Law of Security and Related Amendments to Select Legislation

Outer Temple Chambers’ digital assets, and banking and finance experts advised the DIFCA on innovative new laws on Digital Assets and secured transactions in September 2023, which have now been enacted. The new Digital Assets Law is considered to be ground-breaking as it is the first legislative enactment to comprehensively set out the legal characteristics of digital assets as a matter of property law, to provide for how digital assets may be controlled, transferred and dealt with by interested parties and to introduce an impairment regime that addresses the unique characteristics of digital assets. The new Law of Security is influenced by the UNCITRAL Model of Secured Transactions and significantly enhances DIFC’s securities regime to keep pace with international developments…

News 14 Mar, 2024

Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia Bar

Alex Haines admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to announce that international law specialist, Alex Haines, has been admitted to the District of Columbia (Washington DC) Bar. On 8th January 2024, Alex Haines was admitted to the Washington DC Bar.  The majority of Alex’s international practice relates to the International Organisations headquartered in Washington DC, namely the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).  Alex is also admitted to the New York Bar (2019) and the Irish Bar (2020), as well as called to the Bar of England and Wales (2007). Including the Bar of England and Wales, members of Chambers are admitted to…

News 1 Feb, 2024

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates becomes a member of The Mediation Hub in the UAE

Sean Yates is now a member of The Mediation Hub, a dynamic network dedicated to the advancement of mediation in the UAE. Founded by experts in law and mediation, The Mediation Hub is a DIFC based Non-Profit Incorporated Organization, which stands as an impartial force, striving to bridge gaps, facilitate dialogue, and cultivate a culture of mediation in the MENA region and beyond. This platform facilitates networking among mediation professionals, knowledge sharing, circulating updates and developments in the mediation field, lead mobilization and raise awareness about mediation within the legal and business communities. Sean Yates, a member of the Mediation Hub, is a CEDR-accredited mediator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As well as sitting as a…

News 30 Jan, 2024

Alex Haines and Henry Reid were instructed by the Applicant in a case that came before the African Union (“AU”) Administrative Tribunal for a final hearing on 16th and 17th November 2023. The AU Administrative Tribunal, an international administrative tribunal – similar in nature to both the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and United Nations Dispute Tribunal – is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Judgment is expected early next year.

Alex Haines and Henry Reid instructed in African Union Administrative Tribunal final hearing

Alex Haines and Henry Reid were instructed by the Applicant in a case that came before the African Union (“AU”) Administrative Tribunal for a final hearing on 16th and 17th November 2023. The AU Administrative Tribunal, an international administrative tribunal – similar in nature to both the World Bank Administrative Tribunal and United Nations Dispute Tribunal – is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Judgment is expected early next year. The African Union The AU is a continental union and regional organisation – equivalent to the European Union – consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African continent. In 2001, the AU was created to replace the Organisation of African Unity (“OAU”) and it was…

News 11 Dec, 2023

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

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

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