- Insufficient evidence of risk of dissipation and material non-disclosure results in discharge of worldwide freezing order (Les Ambassadeurs Club v Albluewi)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: Mr Justice Freedman, in the High Court, having considered an application by Les Ambassadeurs Club Limited (the claimant) for the continuation of a worldwide freezing order (WFO) against Sheikh Salah Hamdan Albluewi, decided that it should be discharged because the claimant had failed to establish a real risk of dissipation of assets and had neglected to make full and frank disclosure of material facts on the without notice application. The case provides a useful reminder to practitioners of how to approach applications for WFOs and provides particular guidance on the utility of obtaining transcripts in respect of without notice hearings. Written by Sandip Patel QC, managing partner, at Aliant (London).
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