Mediterranea Reffineria Siciliana Petroli SpA v Mabanaft GmbH: CA 2 Jan 1978

The plaintiff sought orders to assist it in tracing the product of a cargo of oil, delivery of which was alleged to have been obtained from the plaintiff without the production of bills of lading, Mr. Justice Mocatta had made a sweeping order requiring directors and an employee of the defendant company to make full disclosure of certain specified facts on affidavits and directed that one of them should file an affidavit of documents. The defendant appealed.
Held: The appeal failed. Templeman LJ said: ‘A court of equity has never hesitated to use the strongest power to protect and preserve a trust fund in interlocutory proceedings on the basis that, if the trust fund disappears by the time the action comes to trial, equity will have been invoked in vain.’
Templeman LJ
Court of Appeal transcript 816
England and Wales
Cited by:
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CitedA J Bekhor and Co Ltd v Bilton CA 6-Feb-1981
The plaintiff had applied for disclosure of assets under the Rules of the Supreme Court in support of a Mareva freezing order. The rules were held not to provide any such power: disclosure of assets could not be obtained as part of discovery as the . .

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Updated: 11 March 2021; Ref: scu.416375