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HFW Seminar: How to Freeze a Swiss Bank Account

Switzerland is a global hub for trade and trade finance. Many trading companies around the world hold assets in the jurisdiction, be it in the form of an account with a Swiss bank, or in the form of a debt with a commercial partner in Switzerland.


23 May 2013




Courts in most jurisdictions, including Switzerland and England, will issue orders when they find it appropriate to do so, allowing a debtor's assets to be seized in the hands of a third party.

Sometimes these measures can be obtained on an ex parte basis, meaning that the debtor has no prior warning before the accounts are frozen.

HFW Partner Matthew Parish and Associate William Hold will be hosting a seminar and will discuss the following topics:

  • How to obtain a freezing or a third-party debt order in an English court.
  • How to successfully obtain a freezing order from a Swiss court.
  • Enforcing these remedies outside of their jurisdictions.
  • Similar remedies in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe.

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