Worldwide Freezing Orders Can Backfire Without Proper Care

Law360 (January 15, 2019, 12:45 PM EST) -- Law firms and their clients risk paying a hefty price if they obtain a worldwide freezing order without taking proper care; the importance of the duty to give full and frank disclosure was re-examined in the recent case of FSDEA v. Dos Santos.

Worldwide freezing orders, or WFOs, are an important weapon in the arsenal of the commercial litigant. They can provide crucial reassurance to a claimant — often at the outset of very costly proceedings — that if he wins his case months or years down the line, the judgment will only be commercially beneficial if the opponent is prevented...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS