Mareva-injunction meaning

(law, UK, Canada) A court order which freezes assets so that a defendant to an action cannot dissipate their assets from beyond the jurisdiction of the court.
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Origin of mareva-injunction

  • Named after the legal case Mareva Compania Naviera SA v International Bulkcarriers SA [1975] 2 Lloyd's Rep 509, decided in 1975.
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