*U & M Mining Zambia Ltd v Konkola Copper Mines PLC

Practice – Post-trial or pre-judgment relief. The claimant and the defendant were companies incorporated under the laws of Zambia. Pursuant to certain contracts, which provided for arbitration in London, the claimant mined one of the defendant's mines in Zambia. Following a dispute, the London arbitration tribunal made two awards in favour of the claimant and it was granted a worldwide freezing order by the English court. The Commercial Court granted the claimant's application to continue the order, where there was a risk of dissipation of assets and it was just and convenient to do so. The fact that enforcement of an award would take place in Zambia was, by itself, insufficient to make it inappropriate for the English court to grant the order.

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