CYPRUS INJUNCTIONS - CHABRA ORDERS AGAINST NON-SUBSTANTIVE DEFENDANTS
Normally, Courts will not issue a freezing injunction against a person who is not a party to the proceedings and against whom there does not exist a serious issue to be tried. The possibility, however, of issuing an interim injunction against a third party who is not a "substantive" or the "principal" Defendant and against whom there is no serious issue to be tried has been recognised in both English and Cypriot case law.
CYPRUS INJUNCTIONS - THE MAREVA FREEZING INJUNCTIONS
A Claimant who successfully applies in Court for an injunction freezing the assets of a party places themselves in a very strong position from the outset of a dispute, a position which might bring about an early and successful outcome in that dispute. This arguably makes freezing injunctions, also known as "Mareva" injunctions from the English precedent of Mareva Compania Naviera SA v. International Bulk Carriers SA (1975) , the most important and effective type of court orders.
CYPRUS INJUNCTIONS - THE GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF ISSUING COURT ORDERS
The purpose is to finally and permanently prevent the violation of the rights of the successful party. Arguably however, the more important types of orders are the orders sought as an interim relief, since in many cases the successful granting of an interim relief can lead to the successful determination of a case.
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