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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

In PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and others [2018], the defendant (‘D’) applied to vary the terms of a worldwide freezing order to provide that an asset list that he had previously disclosed would constitute the only asset disclosure that he would be required to provide, despite it not being comprehensive. The basis for the application … Continue reading COMMERCIAL COURT REINFORCES THE REQUIREMENT OF FULL DISCLOSURE OF ASSETS FOR FREEZING ORDERS

In Cartier International AG v British Telecommunications, the Supreme Court decided that Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) should not have to bear the cost of complying with website blocking injunctions to block access to websites infringing a rights-holder’s trade marks. Interestingly, this decision is the first one confirming the availability of blocking orders against websites infringing … Continue reading CARTIER INTERNATIONAL AG & ORS (Respondents) v BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC & ANOR (Appellants) (2018)

In Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd [2018] EWHC 1539 (Comm), the Claimant entered into six contracts with the Defendant in relation to the construction of the Savoy Resort and Spa Hotel on Mahé (Seychelles). The contracts were governed by Seychelles law and contained an ICC arbitration clause with Paris as the … Continue reading “Very limited link” sees High Court dismiss request for worldwide freezing order

In F v BBC (2018), a former police officer applied for relief restraining the broadcast by the respondent BBC of an interview of him recorded near his home. In 2003, the applicant (A) had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal, theft and gross misconduct in public office as, while he was the investigating officer in … Continue reading A former police officer was entitled to an interim injunction restraining the BBC from broadcasting on television an interview that highlighted his criminal past

In Gulf Air BSC v One Inflight Ltd and others [2018] EWHC 1019 (Comm), several defendants failed to have freezing orders against them set aside on the basis there was a failure to establish a risk of dissipation of assets. In April 2015, Gulf Air entered into a contact for in-flight entertainment services with Global … Continue reading High Court rejects application to set aside freezing orders in Gulf Air Fraud Case