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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

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

Robert Rhodes KC to host lecture at the Duan & Duan Legal Training Course Programme (2023)

Robert Rhodes KC to host lecture at the Duan & Duan Legal Training Course Programme (2023)

Robert Rhodes KC will present a training session to leading Chinese lawyers on a six-day intensive course in Jesus College, Cambridge University. Robert Rhodes KC will be part of a team of lecturers in a six-day legal training programme for Chinese Lawyers from Duan & Duan Law Firm between 27th August and 1st September 2023. The training programme will highlight ‘Practical Issues for Trans-National Commercial Legal Practitioners’. Robert will be presenting an after-dinner address following the 8th session reflecting ‘Practical Aspects of Litigation in the UK’ on 29th August. He will also lead the morning session on 30th September in which he will cover ‘The Advantages of Mediation in Disputes Arising from International Commercial Contracts, and the Singapore Convention’ followed…

Events 21 Aug, 2023

Anthony Lo Surdo SC ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator for the sixth consecutive year

Anthony Lo Surdo SC ranked in Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator for the sixth consecutive year

Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC for being ranked in the Doyles Guide as a Leading Mediator in New South Wales for the sixth consecutive year. Outer Temple Chambers congratulates Anthony Lo Surdo SC for being recognised by clients and peers for his expertise across a range of mediation disciplines including general Commercial Litigation, Insolvency, Employment, Insurance and Estates Litigation in the 2023 Doyles Guide to Leading Mediators in New South Wales. The fact that he has been ranked each year since 2018 is testament to not only his expertise but also the high regard with which he is held in the Dispute Resolution community. Doyles Guide Doyles Guide is an awards recognition program for law firms and lawyers…

News 27 Jun, 2023

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…

News 23 Sep, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC to Lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean, in Barbados

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, will be presenting a lecture at the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean. This will be taking place on Friday 2nd September 2022 in Barbados. On 2nd September 2022, Robert Rhodes QC, will present a lecture at the AMCC (of whose panels of Arbitrators and Mediators he is a member). He has been invited to do so by Sir Trevor Carmichael, KA, LVO, QC. Robert will be speaking on The Advantages of Mediation in Disputes arising from International Commercial Contracts, and on The Singapore Convention. He has previously spoken on both of those topics worldwide. You can view the invitation to this event here. Please note that this is an exclusive event and is by personal…

Events 23 Aug, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC act as judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition

Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC and Anthony Lo Surdo SC were judges for the Thailand Arbitration Center’s first International Mediation Competition. This event took place on Wednesday 20th July 2022. The Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) organised the “1st Virtual International Mediation Competition 2022”. The competition aimed to unleash the potential of young mediators around the world as well as encouraging them to gain knowledge and a proper understanding of the usage of mediation skill. There were about a dozen judges for this event, from all over the world. We are proud to share that highly experienced Outer Temple barrister, Robert Rhodes QC, and our Professional Associate Anthony Lo Surdo SC, were asked to be judges for this event. He says…

News 22 Jul, 2022

Anthony Lo Surdo SC named as a leading mediator in NSW by Doyles Guide for the 5th year

We are pleased to announce that Outer Temple Professional Associate, Anthony Lo Surdo SC, has been named as a leading mediator in New South Wales by Doyles Guide for the 5th consecutive year. Anthony Lo Surdo SC has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a leading mediator in New South Wales 2022. He has been so ranked for the last 5 consecutive years since the category was first introduced. The 2022 rankings of NSW’s Leading Mediators details those individuals adjudged by peers, clients and relevant industry bodies to possess expertise across a range of mediation disciplines including general commercial litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency, employment, insurance and estates litigation.  Anthony is a nationally and internationally…

News 19 Jul, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC to speak about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019 at Forum

Robert Rhodes QC will be giving a lecture about The Singapore Convention on Mediation 2019, at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”. The event is due to be held on Friday 27th May 2022. Outer Temple’s Robert Rhodes QC, has been invited to give a lecture at the “Financial Street Innovation Service Thinktank Conference of Beijing”, a Forum held in Beijing by the Belt & Road Initiative. The event will take place this Friday 27th May and will be held remotely. It is expected that over 1000 people will attend, including a representative of the Supreme People’s Court of China, as well as various other levels of judicial office-holders. Robert Rhodes QC will be speaking about The…

News 26 May, 2022

Robert Rhodes QC lectures on the Singapore Convention on Mediation

Robert Rhodes QC, at the request of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission, will be lecturing on the Singapore Convention on Mediation at the Forum on ADR in Shanghai on 5 November. The Singapore Convention is of potentially huge interest to businesses worldwide because, until this Convention, it was expensive and time-consuming to enforce international commercial mediation settlements in third countries.  The Singapore Convention (on which Robert has regularly lectured) is designed to overcome this problem, and to do for international commercial mediation settlements what the New York Convention has done for international arbitration awards, viz make enforcement in third countries quick and inexpensive. Robert Rhodes QC is a panel member of numerous arbitration and mediation panels worldwide, with particular emphasis…

News 1 Nov, 2021

Sam Carter joins Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome Practice Director Sam Carter to our business team. Sam Carter joins the practice management team today, with responsibility for our commercial and international teams. With a wealth of experience in international ADR, he will be taking a particular interest in driving forward our thriving international arbitration team. Sam has been clerking for over 15 years, and previously worked with the business team at Outer Temple so already knows the team well. He has spent the last few years in senior clerking roles and was most recently Managing Director of an international arbitration set, focusing on alternative dispute resolution on a global scale. He has worked with clients throughout London and Europe, US and…

News 4 May, 2021

Robert Rhodes QC to speak at the The Singapore Mediation Convention 2021

Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb has been invited by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators to speak at a Webinar on 22 April about the Singapore Convention on Mediation. It is hoped that the recent Singapore Convention on Mediation will have the groundbreaking consequences for international commercial mediation that the New York Convention of 1958 has had for international commercial arbitration.  Its purpose is to simplify the enforcement of international commercial mediation agreements. Robert Rhodes QC, FCIArb and James Ng MCIArb will introduce the key elements of the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation) and will discuss its relevance to the UK even though the UK have yet to sign up to…

Events 19 Apr, 2021

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