This event was co-hosted with One Essex Court and Osborne Clarke and was part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW).
Parallel proceedings offshore and in London are a mainstay of international commercial litigation, especially in fraud and asset tracing claims. Recent decisions, both offshore and onshore, have illustrated the opportunities and pitfalls of seeking relief in one jurisdiction in aid of proceedings in another. With a group of leading practitioners from England and offshore, this session took stock of developments and explore questions such as:
- Does last year’s Privy Council decision in Broad Idea v Convoy Collateral mark a new approach to interim injunctions, freezing relief and Chabra orders in England and offshore?
- Should the English courts revisit the availability of Norwich Pharmacal relief in support of foreign proceedings and align with recent developments in the BVI and the Cayman Islands?
- How effective is enforcement of the duty of full and frank disclosure at controlling sharp practice in ex parte interim relief?