Jonathan Addo, Victoria Lissack, and Urmi Ahmed examine commercial litigation and freezing injunctions in multiple jurisdictions

Overview

On 4 October 2021, the Privy Council handed down its much-anticipated judgment in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) case, Convoy Collateral Ltd v Broad Idea International Ltd [2021] UKPC 24 (Broad Idea). The decision, which focuses principally on the BVI court’s jurisdiction to grant standalone freezing orders in aid of foreign proceedings, confirms, where the court has personal jurisdiction over a party, the court has the common law power to grant a standalone freezing injunction against that party to assist enforcement through the court’s process of a prospective (or existing) foreign judgment. The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal was wrong to h...

Jonathan Addo
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