All posts with the tag: Enforcement

The new Consumer Rights Act comes into force in October this year and with it it brings a raft of new sanctions which may be applied against companies that infringe the rights of consumers. Enforcers of consumer law (which include Trading Standards Services and bodies such as Ofcom, Ofwat, Ofgem, the Competition and Markets Authority, … Continue reading New civil remedies for enforcers of consumer law under the Consumer Rights Act 2015

In Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor BV v Bank of China Limited, the Commercial Court confirmed it had no residual discretion to refuse to enforce Chinese judgments in England where the claimant had submitted fully to the Chinese jurisdiction, even where the judgments had been obtained in breach of arbitration clauses and anti-suit injunctions. Facts The claimant entered … Continue reading No residual discretion as to whether a foreign judgment should be enforced following submission to the foreign jurisdiction

In Standard Chartered Bank v Zungera Power Ltd, the High Court considered an application made by Standard Chartered Bank Limited (“SCB”) to set aside an order whereby a Deputy Master had ordered that a freezing injunction with ancillary disclosure order made by a court in Nigeria should be registered as an English judgment under the … Continue reading High Court refuses to register Nigerian freezing injunction as English judgment

In JSC VTB Bank v Skurikhin [2014] EWHC 4613 (Comm), Pavel Skurikhin was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court after failing to comply with disclosure obligations contained within a freezing order. This judgment demonstrates the potentially serious consequences of breaching a freezing order, but also notes that a breach must be extremely … Continue reading Reminder of the potentially serious consequences of breaching a freezing order

The UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) has published a consultation on proposed revisions to the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) rules of procedure (the “CAT Rules”). The amendments to CAT Rules have been made in the context of wider competition reforms in the UK and in particular in light of the Consumer … Continue reading The Competition Appeal Tribunal’s power to grant injunctions

EU Regulation No. 655/2014, dated 15 May 2014, established a European Account Preservation Order (“EAPO”) procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery in civil and commercial matters.  Here are eight things you need to know about the Regulation: It came into force on 17 July 2014 and will be applied by participating Member State courts from … Continue reading Eight things you need to know about the EU Regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order procedure

The recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Bank St Petersburg OJSC v Vitaly Arkhangelsky is a rare example of an English court granting an anti-enforcement injunction to enjoin a party from enforcing a foreign judgment, albeit on an interim basis. The starting point for the decision was in Russia, where the claimant obtained … Continue reading The Court of Appeal grants rare anti-enforcement injunction