Commercial Injunctions 6th Edition by Steven Gee, QC

June 23, 2016

“Practitioners can turn to this book confident that few, if any, of the questions which may perplex them are not discussed and that all relevant authorities in the common law world have been mentioned.”

Lord Hoffmann

Commercial Injunctions by Steven Gee, QC needs no introduction as the definitive text for those engaged in commercial pre-emptive remedies. For many years it has been regarded as the bible for legal professionals advising clients on injunctions. This eagerly awaited 6th Edition maintains and extends that sterling reputation. It has been fully updated in light of the Civil Procedure Rules changes and all other developments in this area of the law over the last ten years since the previous edition was published.

The comprehensive coverage includes all aspects of the law relating to commercial injunctions, including freezing injunctions, search orders, contempt proceedings, undertakings and damages, enforcement of a judgment, and much more. The new edition takes in the many key judgments made since the previous edition appeared and a wealth of other new content. For example the very important section on contempt of court has been expanded and divided into two distinct chapters.

Despite the title’s unparalleled in-depth coverage of the subject, it provides a highly practical and invaluable tool for practitioners, offering clear analysis and guidance. The author’s renowned understanding of the subject renders difficult concepts easily understandable and answers to key questions clear and accessible. Beyond this, Steven Gee discusses topical developments in a critical way, stimulating further thought, discussion and debate.

This new edition also includes an appendix providing a unique comparative look at similar practice and procedure in US federal and New York state courts by three practitioners from the leading US firm Shearman & Sterling and a Foreword by Lord Neuberger.

Commercial Injunctions 6th Edition, 9781847036131, Hardback, £249.00

The new 6th edition of Commercial Injunctions:

  • Provides unparalleled in-depth coverage of the subject
  • Has been cited in numerous cases with approval
  • Gives practical advice on how and when to obtain injunctions, how to defend against such orders and the options available
  • Provides key insight into the continuing evolution of the Mareva injunction
  • Provides a one-stop source of answers
  • Is written in a clear and authoritative style – providing answers and guidance on key issues

Full contents include:

  1. Introduction: Injunctions and the evolution of the Mareva injunction and Anton Piller relief
  2. General principles and enforcement of contracts
  3. Common types of commercial injunctions – Mareva relief
  4. Forms of order
  5. Other types of order
  6. The jurisdiction to grant injunctions and Anton Piller relief
  7. Preservation of assets: other types of relief
  8. The without notice application
  9. The duty to make full and frank disclosure and fair presentation
  10. The “without prejudice” rule
  11. The undertaking in damages
  12. Risk of Dissipation
  13. Injunctions against third parties
  14. Anti-suit injunctions
  15. Injunctions affecting letters of credit, performance bonds and bank guarantees payable on demand or their proceeds
  16. Appointment of a receiver
  17. Anton Piller
  18. Privilege – Injunctions to preserve privileged information or to prevent lawyers or other professionals from acting
  19. Contempt – Part 1: The legal principles
  20. Contempt – Part 2: Proceedings for contempt
  21. Freezing injunctions: the effects on non-parties, “maximum sum” orders, variations to permit payments to nonparties, including legal costs
  22. The writ ne exeat regno and s.6 of the Debtors Act 1869
  23. Ancillary orders
  24. Expiry of an injunction, discharge, variations and appeals
  25. Restrictions on the use which may be made of documents or information

About the author:

Steven Gee, QC is a commercial litigator with nearly 40 years’ experience and appears as counsel arguing cases and has done so from the beginning of the Mareva jurisdiction. He appears as counsel in international and commercial arbitrations, sits as an arbitrator and has also acted in numerous arbitrations in England, and abroad. He has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Ireland, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Antigua. He is a member of the New York Bar and admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts in New York. He is in independent practice as a commercial QC, and with the specialist litigation and arbitration firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, which has a number of other QCs.

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