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4 Protective Measures

Adeline Chong, Man Yip

From: Singapore Private International Law: Commercial Issues and Practice

Adeline Chong, Yip Man

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 March 2024

Anti-suit injunctions — Freezing orders — Search orders

This chapter expounds on the anti-suit injunction, Mareva injunction, and search order as the three types of protective measures that may be granted by the General Division of the Singapore High Court. An anti-suit injunction is an in personam order addressed to the respondent concerning continuing foreign proceedings. Meanwhile, the Mareva injunction, also known as a freezing order, is an in personam order directed against a defendant to prevent the defendant from dissipating assets before a judgment. The search order or Anton Piller order, on the other hand, imposes an obligation on the respondent to allow persons to enter its premises and search, inspect, seize and retain documents or other types of moveable property. The chapter discusses the principles relating to each type of relief, with primary focus on whether the General Division of the Singapore High Court and the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) has jurisdiction to grant these measures.

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