Category Archives: Commercial Litigation

In the case of (1) Linklaters LLP (2) Linklaters Business Services v Frank Mellish [2019] EWHC 177 (QB) the High Court granted an interim injunction in favour of the law firm Linklaters to prevent a former employee from revealing confidential information about the firm and its employees. The defendant’s employment contract contained a confidentiality clause … Continue reading Law firm obtains an interim injunction to prevent a former employee from disclosing confidential information relating to internal complaints made by women at the firm

In Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC v HRH Prince Hussam bin Abdulaziz au Saud [2018] EWHC 3749 (Comm) a Saudi prince (“the Prince”) was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by the English Commercial Court for breaching an anti-suit injunction. Mobile Communications (“MT”) obtained an arbitration award in arbitration proceedings relating to a loan agreement. The Prince … Continue reading SAUDI PRINCE SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT FOR BREACHING AN ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION

In Freshasia Foods Limited v Jing Lu [2018] EWHC 3644, the High Court considered the relevant factors to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant an injunction sought by the claimant company against a former employee, on the basis of non-solicitation and non-compete clauses in the former employee’s employment contract. The claimant argued … Continue reading Limited non-solicitation injunction granted but non-compete injunction dismissed: matters to be taken into account when considering such applications

In Q Ltd v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs [2018] EWHC 3637 (QB), the High Court confirmed the correct test to be applied when deciding whether to grant an interim injunction pending an application for a full injunction prior to an appeal to the First Tier Tax Tribunal (“FTT”). The applicant in … Continue reading Court confirms that the “balance of convenience” test is the correct one for a short interim injunction pending an application for a full injunction

In CMOC Sales & Marketing Limited v Persons Unknown & 30 Others [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm), the High Court confirmed that it has jurisdiction to grant a worldwide freezing injunction against “persons unknown”. This is the first reported judgment regarding this relief which refers to the Court having granted an interim worldwide freezing order against … Continue reading Court confirms that a Worldwide Freezing Injunction can be granted against “persons unknown”

Discharge of freezing injunction; application discharged when significant piece of information during without notice application was not disclosed Fundo Soberano De Angola (“FSDA”), the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Angola, and seven of its subsidiaries applied for the continuation of a worldwide freezing and proprietary injunction against Jose Filomeno Dos Santos & 20 … Continue reading Fundo Soberano De Angola and others v Santos and others (2018) EWHC 2199 (Comm)

Application for continuation of a freezing injunction; application discharged when significant piece of information during without notice application was not disclosed Galagaev & Ors (“Galagaev”) had been investors in a Russian bank and applied for the continuation of a freezing order in the High Court against the defendants Ananyev & Ors (“Ananyev”), which had been … Continue reading GALAGAEV & ORS v ANANYEV & ORS (2018) QBD (Comm)

Taveta Investments Limited (“Taveta”) – the parent company of Arcadia Group Limited, which owns a number of high street brands including Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge and which used to own the BHS group prior to its collapse in 2015 – applied to the High Court for a continuation of interim restrictions on the publication … Continue reading Application for the continuation of interim publication restrictions imposed on the Financial Reporting Council refused; stricter public law test for interim relief applied

In SDI Retail Services Ltd v King and others [2018], the applicant, a provider of replica football kit and other branded merchandise to Rangers football club, successfully applied for an interim injunction preventing Rangers from entering into another agreement with a third party provider. On the applicant’s case, by entering such an agreement Rangers would … Continue reading Interim injunction granted preventing football club from contracting with an alternative merchandise provider

In UTB, LLC v Sheffield United Ltd 2018, the High Court considered whether it was able to grant an interim injunction to compel one shareholder (A) to pay a sum of money to maintain, as a going concern, the company in which both it and another party (B) had substantial shareholdings. The two 50% shareholders … Continue reading COURT HAS JURISDICTION TO ORDER SHAREHOLDER TO PAY SUM TO PRESERVE COMPANY AS A GOING CONCERN