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The Offshore Litigation Blog is where you will find recent case updates, offshore litigation news, offshore filings lists, interviews and even some insights into island life, written by Harneys litigators from around the world.

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Jonathan Addo
Jonathan Addo
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Ian Mann
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Nick Hoffman
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Vicky Lord
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Chai Ridgers
Chai Ridgers
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William Peake
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Peter Ferrer
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Jeremy Child
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Claire Goldstein
Claire Goldstein
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Jayson Wood
Jayson Wood
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Phillip Kite
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Stuart Cullen
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Lorinda Peasland
Lorinda Peasland
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Paul Madden
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Jessica Williams
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Paula Kay
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Andrew Thorp
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Henry Mander
Henry Mander
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Andrew Johnstone
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Nicola Roberts
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Julie Engwirda
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Paul Smith
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Vneshprombank: A lavish lifestyle is no bar to exception

In the recent decision of Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov the English Court of Appeal (EWCA) provided guidance on the test for the “ordinary living expenses” exception to freezing injunctions.  Vneshprombank (VPB) obtained a pre-judgment freezing order against Mr Bedzhamov.  VPB alleged it was the victim of a substantial fraud committed by Mr Bedzhamov and his sister, and claimed losses in excess of £1.34 billion.

Anya Park, Nick Hoffman,
Julie Engwirda, Phillip Kite

Freezing Orders: extension of time to disclose information refused

On 18 January 2019, in concluding a series of decisions which are likely to be viewed favourably by claimants, the English High Court dismissed a Respondent’s application to extend the time required to comply with ancillary disclosure obligations pursuant to a freezing order and upheld the terms of an order for further disclosure to be made by the Respondent (Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc and Others v Baglan Zhunus and Others).

Sarah Bolt, Andrew Thorp,
William George, Julie Engwirda