A Brief Guide To Freezing (Mareva) Injunctions

HFW have published this brief but useful guide to obtaining a freezing (mareva) injunction – a weapon regularly used by a party seeking to prevent the dissipation of assets prior to the enforcement or an award or judgment – from the English Courts. The authors outline the timing of the application, the conditions to be satisfied in seeking such relief, undertakings required and some practical tips when served with an application. …READ MORE

See also:

  • The review of the Hong Kong High Court decision in CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co Ltd v Dry Bulk Services Ltd [2016] HKCU 3097, by Howse Williams, which sets out the approach taken by Hong Kong Courts in assessing an application for a worldwide Mareva Injunction in aid of foreign proceedings.
  • The review of the CFA’s decision in Compania Sud Americana de Vapores SA v Hin-Pro International Logistics Ltd FACV 1/2016 by Deacons, which clarifies the tests applicable to applications under section 21M of the High Court Ordinance, which provides that a Hong Kong Court may grant an injunction or other interim relief in aid of proceedings commenced or to be commenced in a place outside Hong Kong.

About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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