Don't Bet On Unsupported Worldwide Order To Secure Assets

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 11:17 AM EDT) -- The English Court of Appeal recently upheld an order freezing £4.4 million (US $5.35 million) allegedly obtained through a corruption scheme involving Chadian diplomats and a Canadian oil and gas company. In Saleh v. Serious Fraud Office, [2017] EWCA Civ 18, the court rejected the appellant’s position: A Canadian court had conclusively declared that the assets were not proceeds of a crime. By dismissing this argument, the English court put foreign lawyers on notice that it will not be bound by sweeping orders rendered without the...
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