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Philip Punwar judge at Middle East Legal Awards

Philip Punwar to join judging panel at Middle East Legal Awards 2023

Dubai based barrister and member of Outer Temple Chambers, Philip Punwar, has been invited to join the panel of judges at the Middle East Legal Awards 2023, to be held on the 18th May at Le Méridien, Dubai. The Middle East Legal Awards (MELA), now in their 11th year, are the region’s premier legal awards. The Awards are open to all law firms and in-house legal departments with a presence in the region to celebrate outstanding achievement within the profession. By recognising exceptional achievement and best practice they underline the crucial role lawyers are playing in promoting the rule of law. The Awards are sponsored by ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) and include In House and Private Practice categories such as…

Events, News, International 15 Feb, 2023

David Russell KC to speak at TL4 FIRE Middle East 2022

Outer Temple’s David Russell KC will be speaking at the ThoughtLeaders4 ‘FIRE Middle East’ conference taking place between 13th & 15th November 2022, at The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE – Interaction between the DIFC and Other Regional Courts’ on Monday 14th November. Outer Temple are thrilled to be an event partner for the conference. To book your place, please use our 15% discount code FME22 here. Find out more David Russell KC specialises in commercial, private client including tax, insolvency, and banking disputes. He is based in Dubai is admitted to practise in England and Wales, Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the Courts of the Dubai International Financial…

Events 9 Nov, 2022

Outer Temple Chambers members to attend Dubai Arbitration Week

11 members of the Outer Temple International Team will attend Dubai Arbitration Week, (DAW 22) between 14th & 18th November 2022. Outer Temple’s; David Russell KC, Andrew Spink KC, Philip Punwar, Justina Stewart, David Holloway, Sean Yates, Peter Linstead, Stephen Doherty, Lucian ILIE, Anson Cheung, and Sam Carter will be joining delegates at this year’s Dubai Arbitration Week. Sean Yates will be speaking at a number of events throughout the week hosted by Accuracy, The Firm (Moaza Alkhadar Advocates), Trowers and Hamlins LLP and Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Outer Temple is also thrilled to be an event partner for the TL4FIRE Middle East 2022 conference between 13 and 15 November at the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. David Russell KC will be on a panel discussing the ‘The Nuances of Litigation in UAE…

Arbitration, Events, News 8 Nov, 2022

David Russell QC contributed to Bloomberg Tax article ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’

Outer Temple’s David Russell QC contributed to a Bloomberg Tax article called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession Planning in the Middle East’. The article explores the topic of proper estate and succession planning being key to Middle East families’ long-term financial security. David Russell QC contributed to a publication by Bloomberg Tax called ‘Navigating Estate and Succession planning in the Middle East’. The article draws upon the idea that there is a massive generational wealth transfer happening in the Middle East and that many families are unprepared for this. It then goes on to explain how wealth is distributed in different situations. Please click here to read the full article. This article was published on July 28th, 2022, and was primarily…

Private Client & Trusts, Legal Blog & Publications, International 1 Aug, 2022

Webinar – MEASA private wealth opportunities during uncertain times

Enabling legal structures that protect and grow wealth. Join David Russell QC, Vistra and DIFC on 13th May for a webinar on private wealth opportunities in the Middle East. Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA)  remains a top 3 global region for growth of private wealth after APAC and Latin America. Over $3T of private wealth and $3T of sovereign capital is available in the GCC alone. By 2023, the UNHW population in UAE is expected to grow by 15%. Demand for personal and family wealth continues to grow rapidly yet wealth management remains underpenetrated with a disproportionate amount of wealth still held in bank deposits. The DIFC has become one of the largest wealth centres between Europe and…

Covid-19, Commercial during Covid-19, Events, Private Client & Trusts during Covid-19 11 May, 2020

David Holloway, Cherine Ghali and Peter Smith join our Middle East team

Outer Temple Chambers is delighted to welcome three new members to its Middle East team; David Holloway, Cherine Ghali and Peter Smith. David Holloway, Cherine Ghali and Peter Smith, all based in the UAE, will enhance our presence and capabilities in the region particularly in the field of commercial dispute resolution and international arbitration. Outer Temple is the only UK chambers with offices in the UAE. David Holloway David Holloway joined the team in January 2020 as a tenant, based predominantly in the Gulf. David has an international practice with significant experience of international arbitration and international trade.  He has advised and represented clients in complex and high value international disputes, with particular experience of the energy sector, commodities work…

News 29 Apr, 2020

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