In Barclay Pharmaceuticals Ltd v (1) Antoine Mekni (2) Martine Mekni (3) Dorian Mekni (4) Anice Mekni (5) Xiaohui Wang (unreported) [2017] the Claimant obtained judgment against D1 for over £15 million as a result of a fraud. Post judgment, the Claimant obtained a freezing order over D1’s assets and also joined various members of … Continue reading Defendant subject to freezing injunction ordered to disclose source of legal funding

In Dell Emerging Markets (EMEA) Ltd and another v IB Maroc.com SA [2017] EWHC 2397 (Comm), the High Court granted an anti-suit injunction preventing the defendant from pursuing foreign proceedings against an affiliated company of the first claimant. Facts The first claimant, Dell UK, entered into an international distribution agreement (“IDA”) with the defendant, IB … Continue reading COURT GRANTS ANTI-SUIT INJUCTION RESTRAINING FOREIGN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST AN AFFILIATED COMPANY

In Brainbox Digital Ltd v Backboard Media GmbH and another [2017] EWHC 2465 (QB), the court considered whether a freezing injunction obtained by the claimant should be continued and, if so, on what conditions. Facts Brainbox Digital Ltd (“Brainbox”) brought a claim against Backboard Media GMBH (“Backboard”) and Christian Hansen and obtained a freezing injunction … Continue reading High Court has wide discretion as to conditions for continuing freezing injunction

In Dana Gas PJSC v Dana Gas Sukuk Ltd [2017] EWHC 2340 (Comm), the High Court took the unusual approach of allowing a hearing to proceed without the active participation of the Claimant and Defendant due to the existence of an anti-suit injunction issued by the UAE Court. The parties had jointly asked the English … Continue reading As a “last resort” trial proceeds without the participation of the parties due to UAE anti-suit injunction

In two recent decisions, the English Courts have demonstrated their willingness to grant injunctions to prevent a party from relying on legally privileged material belonging to the other party to litigation. Legal professional privilege entitles a client to refuse to disclose confidential advice and communications with their lawyers to third parties (such as the court, … Continue reading Courts order injunctions to prevent the use of privileged material