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Peter Smith

Five years of cases before the ADGM Courts

2021 saw the fifth anniversary of the first disputes registered before the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market. Peter Smith takes this opportunity to consider the cases that the ADGM Courts have heard. The Courts publish a searchable list of claims before them. The first claims were registered at the Courts in 2017, and the numbers of cases show a swift increase over the intervening five years from seven claims in 2017, 13 in 2018, eight in 2019, 53 in 2020 and to well over 100 in 2021. An early indication is that the Courts are highly likely to surpass the 2021 total in 2022. Many, if not most, of the cases registered before the Courts relate to claims…

Arbitration, Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications 11 Apr, 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, Events, Commercial during Covid-19, 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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