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Cryptoassets—Obtaining English Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions in relation to Civil Fraud

Robert Rhodes QC and Andrew Maguire have had an article published in the esteemed US-China Law Review titled “Cryptoassets—Obtaining English Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions in relation to Civil Fraud”. The article follows the landmark judgment of Bryan J. in the High Court, in the recent case of AA v Persons Unknown [2019] EWHC 3556, where he ruled that cryptoassets are property under English law: cryptoassets being not things in possession nor things in action, but a third category of property which English law recognises. The article then proceeds to explore how worldwide injunctive relief may be granted by the English High Court in relation to Cryptoassets—either proprietary or freezing injunctions. The English courts’ primary objective is to provide overseas litigants…

Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications 9 Jun, 2020

COVID-19 and Freezing/Proprietary Injunctions

Andrew Maguire explores whether it is possible, during Covid-19, for an applicant to apply for Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions remotely in the High Court. Can an applicant still apply for Freezing and Proprietary Injunctions remotely? During these uncertain times during the lockdown, the question arises as to whether an applicant may still apply for an urgent interim without notice freezing or proprietary injunction as well as ancillary orders, such as a search order or a Norwich Pharmacal/Banker’s Trust order, (which will be collectively referred to as an “injunction” or “injunctive relief”) at the High Court? The simple answer is yes. An applicant can still obtain an urgent injunction and the courts are still open for business; remotely or by telephone.…

Covid-19, Commercial during Covid-19, Commercial, Legal Blog & Publications, News 6 May, 2020

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