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Outer Temple Chambers chairs Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP round table event in New York

On Wednesday 16 January 2019, members of Outer Temple Chambers (Outer Temple) were invited to speak at a round table event hosted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP in New York.

The event was opened by Judge Michael Garcia, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, and jointly chaired by Andrew Spink QC, Chair of the Commercial Bar Association and joint Head of Outer Temple, London, UK, and Stephen Younger, Past President of the New York State Bar Association and Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

Andrew Spink QC and Oliver Powell spoke on freezing injunctions and comparative issues in disclosure of evidence, such e-disclosure. Sarah Crowther QC discussed legal fees, cost awards and litigation funding, as well as forum issues for foreign litigants. Alex Haines provided a detailed update on cyber law.

The round table event was well-attended by partners of leading City firms having a presence in both New York and London, where Outer Temple is based.

Andrew has a broad-based business law practice, specialising particularly in disputes relating to the interpretation or breach of most types of commercial contract and trust deed, claims for breach of fiduciary duty, freezing injunctions and asset recovery, CPR Part 8 claims as well as hostile CPR Part 7 claims for damages and other relief in the context of pensions and other commercial trusts, banking and financial services, professional negligence claims and company law issues.

Sarah has a broad practice with areas of focus in personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law and discrimination cases.

Oliver undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: asset forfeiture & civil recovery; business crime; commercial fraud; financial services; and sanctions.

Alex specialises in international law, particularly in the extensive field of international organisations law. His practice areas include sanctions, corruption and the institutional law of international organisations more generally (including international administrative law).

Outer Temple is a leading set which is highly-ranked for its legal and advocacy expertise in a range of specialist practice areas, including commercial and chancery litigation and arbitration in the UK and abroad, business and regulatory (including global investigations), banking and financial services, employment, pensions and trusts, clinical and professional negligence/disciplinary and personal injury.

Outer Temple provides legal advisory and advocacy services for solicitors, in-house counsel, providers of professional services such as accountants, actuaries, trustees and financial services organisations, regulators, companies and private individuals, in the UK and internationally. Success is built on sound legal advice and effective problem-solving focused wholly on the individual needs of clients.

Contact us on +44 (0) 207 353 6381 to speak to our team.

Events, News 21 Jan, 2019


Andrew Spink KC

Call: 1985 Silk: 2003

Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Oliver Powell

Call: 2006

Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); and 2020 (Ireland)

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