Represents Novoship (UK) limited and other entities part of a shipping conglomerate, ultimately owned by the Russian Government, in a judgment domestication and enforcement matter in the State of Florida. In December 2012 and January 2013, Novoship obtained two judgments, totaling approximately US$98 million with interest and costs, in the English High Court of Justice. The judgments were entered against a Venezuelan national and his companies for fraudulent acts related to certain charter party contracts. Although the parties settled in 2013 for US$40 million, the judgment debtors breached the settlement and Novoship sought to enforce the full amount of the judgments. Novoship sought and obtained a freezing injunction entered in the English Court freezing the judgment debtors’ assets, up to US$98 million, on a worldwide basis. Within 24 hours, Sequor Law successfully sought and obtained recognition of the English freezing injunction and was able to freeze assets and begin taking discovery prior to obtaining full recognition of the English judgments in Florida. Further, after extensive discovery by way of subpoenas, numerous depositions, and discovery-related motion practice, Sequor Law uncovered and froze nearly US$3.5 million in funds held at local banks and an additional approximate US$1.5 million in real estate within the State of Florida. Sequor Law successfully defended a motion seeking to vacate the Florida Court’s order recognizing and enforcing the English freezing injunction. Following coordinated legal action in Florida, Switzerland, and London, the judgment debtors tendered payment of the full US$40 million settlement amount.