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The Commercial Court has held in Tidewater Marine International Inc v Phoenixtide Offshore Nigeria Ltd and others that in certain exceptional circumstances, the court may depart from the established principle that a litigant who is subject to a freezing order is permitted to use its frozen assets to pay for legal expenses to defend a … Continue reading Commercial Court rules that respondents to freezing order not entitled to use frozen funds for legal expenses

In considering an application to continue an anti-suit injunction restraining proceedings brought in China where arbitral proceedings were afoot, the Commercial Court has confirmed in Southport Success SA v Tsingshan Holding Group Co Ltd that the power to grant an anti-suit injunction under section 37 of the Senior Courts Act 1981 (“section 37 SCA”) is … Continue reading Power to grant anti-suit injunctions where arbitration afoot