*Blue Holding (1) PTE Ltd and another v United States of America

Practice – Pre-trial or post-judgment relief. The High Court had granted a freezing injunction over assets held by companies incorporated in Singapore and in respect of which the United States of America had commenced proceedings in its own jurisdiction in respect of allegations of money laundering. The injunction was granted pursuant to s 25 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed the companies' appeal as it had been inexpedient for the judge to have granted the injunction under that section in circumstances where the United Kingdom authorities had expressly stated that they were not prepared to make an application for a prohibition order pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (External Requests and Orders) Order 2005.

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