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David Russell KC published in Asia-Pacific Trusts Law, Volume 2

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC has written a chapter in the latest edition of Asia-Pacific Trusts Law (Volume 2) on adaptation in a Civil Law and Sharia context. Asia-Pacific Trusts Law, Volume 2; Adaptation in Context, published by Hart Publishing, is now available to purchase online on This edition, edited by Ying Khai Liew and Ying Chieh Wu, features David Russell KC in Part III Commercial Adaptation. He contributes Chapter 8 to the edition, on ‘Adaptation in a Civil Law and Sharia Context: Trusts and Foundations in the Gulf Region’. This book brings together leading legal scholars and practitioners from across the Asia-Pacific region to probe the ways in which trusts law has been adapted by various jurisdictions, and…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 21 Dec, 2022

Alex Haines and Camila Zapata Besso successful in Multilateral Development Bank Ethics Investigations Case

Alex Haines (Outer Temple Chambers) and Camila Zapata Besso (Doughty Street Chambers) successfully represented an individual in an international disciplinary case of alleged misconduct brought by the Ethics Office of the Inter-American Development Bank (‘IADB’), a regional Multilateral Development Bank and International Financial Institution headquartered in Washington DC. The mandate of the IADB’s Office of Institutional Integrity is limited to investigating external parties only.  For former Bank staff members (such as the client in this case), however, the Ethics Office has jurisdiction to investigate and bring cases of alleged misconduct.  Two and a half years after he was originally interviewed by the IADB’s Office of Institutional Integrity and the Ethics Office, and following detailed written representations made by Alex and…

News 30 Nov, 2022

David Russell QC published in ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC was recently published in the Case Focus section of LexisNexis’ June 2022 Edition of ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’. ‘Lexis Middle East HR Alert’ is a magazine by LexisNexis providing HR professionals with relevant fast-moving legal changes and business developments impacting HR in the Middle East. Within the Case Focus section, David Russell QC addresses a DIFC Court proceeding case entitled ‘The Industrial Group Ltd v Abdelazim EI Shikh El Fadil Hamid’. The case involves allegations of a previous employee dishonestly transferring company group funds to his personal bank account. Within the Case Focus, David explores: what happened, the outcome and any particularly significant aspects of the case. Please click here to access the full…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 24 Jun, 2022

Alex Haines talks on US Sanctions and EU Blocking Statute

Business Crime and Regulation specialist, Alex Haines, gives a webinar to 150 members of the finance and business industries on US sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute. On 19 March 2020, Alex Haines, member of Outer Temple Chambers’ Business Crime and Regulation Team, gave a webinar to a 150 participants from an array of different industry (including HSBC, Allianz, Nasdaq and Michelin) on US sanctions and the EU Blocking Statute. The Blocking Statute The webinar, titled ‘The Blocking Statute: Deciphering its Provisions, How to Handle the US/EU Conflict, and Actions to Date’ , was organised by the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (“ACSS”). It covered: The history and aims of the Blocking Statute The four mechanisms of the Blocking Statute Temporal…

News 24 Mar, 2020

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