An article from HFW on 13th June examined what used to be called Mareva orders, but now renamed freezing injunctions in England and Wales.  The article examines freezing orders in more detail, initially looking at the basic principles in securing such an order as an applicant and responding to an order as a respondent, and the potential implications of breaching the terms of the order.  It looks at how a freezing order can be utilised in relation to fraudulent activity, and using freezing orders to freeze third party assets, by reference to the latest authorities.  It then looks at alternative asset preservation and disclosure orders as well as considering how freezing orders can be utilised against “persons unknown”, especially in the context of a cyber-attack.


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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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