Money, money, money: It’s a rich man’s world!

8 November 2018

Incorporated into UK law in January 2018 as part of the Criminal Finances Act 2017, unexplained wealth orders can compel someone to reveal the sources of their unexplained wealth. Recent decisions highlight the value of this powerful weapon in the war against dirty money.

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Be careful when hitting Delete

3 October 2018

The importance of handling personal data with care was highlighted again recently with the High Court’s decision in Sabados v Facebook Ireland in which the court ordered Facebook to disclose the identity of the person who requested the deletion of a Facebook profile and the personal information it contained.

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To freeze worldwide, or not to freeze worldwide: that is the question

27 July 2018

Commercial court decides against granting a WFO in support of a foreign arbitral award. In Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd [2018] EWHC 1539 (Comm), Eastern European Engineering Ltd (EEEL) applied to the Commercial Court in London for a WFO (WFO) against Vijay Construction (Vijay) in support of an ICC arbitral award. […]

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Breach of freezing order is grounds for conspiracy claim

18 May 2018

Upholding a decision of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has determined that, in cases involving conspiracy to injure, acting in contempt of court amounts to “wrongful means”, whilst the place of the “event giving rise” to the damage suffered, for the purposes of determining jurisdiction, is the place where the conspiratorial agreement was […]

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