Ben Swindale

New European ‘Freezers’ will Provide a Fast and Effective Tool in Preserving Funds in Cross-Border Cases from January 2017

From January 2017, creditors domiciled in EU Member States that have signed up to a new European regulation will be able to avail of the new European Account Preservation Order (EAPO) which provides a novel fast track way to preserve funds held in EU bank accounts in cross-border civil and commercial disputes.  As the UK

UAE Bankruptcy Law, an update from Davidson & Co

Last month, the UAE government advised that the long-awaited bankruptcy law might be finalised by the end of this year. The new law, which has been drafted since 2011, is said to incorporate elements of the French, German and US insolvency systems. The UAE’s commercial, banking and legal sectors have been eagerly-anticipating the reform of

Data Protection in Dubai

The issue of data protection is one that has been attracting increased awareness in recent years, partly due to the ease with which it is now possible to share data. In the Internet age, data can easily be passed from one organization to the next, but this does create some problems. A number of governments

Queensland: A fraudulent State of mind? Jail time for former Kleenmaid and Wickham Securities directors

In recent months the Queensland District Court has found the directors of two former Queensland based companies guilty of fraud.  This will hopefully bring a small amount of relief to those who have suffered at the hands of the fraudulent directors in question. Kleenmaid The first case, relating to the Kleenmaid Group of companies, is