August 17, 2017

The freezing injunction has been described as a “nuclear weapon” of English law. A freezing injunction is an interim order that prohibits a party from dealing with or disposing of assets which he owns, or in which he has a beneficial interest, or which he otherwise controls. Freezing orders usually also require the party to make detailed disclosures about his asset position. In appropriate cases, it may be possible to obtain a worldwide freezing injunction, which is an order that applies to assets in countries outside the jurisdiction of the English Court.