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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

David Russell KC to speak at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference in Dubai

David Russell KC to speak at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference in Dubai

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC will be speaking at the Private Client Informa Connect Conference on Cross-Border Planning: Wealth Management Solutions for the New Age Business Family between 25th and 26th October 2023, at the Sofitel Dubai Downtown. The Informa Connect Conference will focus on key issues facing the internationally mobile private client discussed by both local and international practitioners. Topics will include succession planning, immigration, family governance and family offices, and business law developments. The two-day event will start off with a pre-conference dinner on 25th October followed by a full-day conference on 26th October with various speakers. David Russell KC will act as moderator alongside speakers Yasmine Omari of EY and Cynthia Trench of Trench & Associates as…

Events 6 Sep, 2023

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers, both based in Dubai.

Philip Punwar and Sean Yates join Outer Temple Chambers. Both will remain in the Middle East and join existing Dubai based members David Russell KC and David Holloway, and other members who are regularly in the region instructed on international arbitration and commercial matters. Their arrival not only strengthens Chambers’ Middle East presence but also our international disputes offering. Outer Temple has an office in the DIFC and is the only set of chambers to have a physical office presence in the region. Philip Punwar and Sean Yates are both English qualified barristers with experience of common law and civil law disciplines, particularly important in local law matters in Dubai, they start on 17 October 2022 and 1 November 2022,…

News 17 Oct, 2022

David Russell QC acts successfully for Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, owned by HH Ruler of Dubai, in thoroughbred horse breeding dispute

In Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue, David Russell QC acted successfully for the plaintiff, with the Australian court finding that the thoroughbred horse breeding properties were exempt from land tax. Factors included, the uneconomic nature of the racing operations viewed as a stand-alone operation, as important reasoning for finding the dominant use of the land was for the maintenance of animals to sell their bodily produce.  The plaintiff, Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd, is part of the global thoroughbred breeding operation and horseracing team founded by the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Represented by David Russell QC, it sought a review under s97(1) of the Taxation Administration Act 1996 (NSW) of an unfavourable…

News 3 May, 2022

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