Frontline's preliminary injunction request denied

Jun 09 2017

On 7th June, 2017, the High Court of the Marshall Islands denied Frontline's requestt for a preliminary injunction relating to transactions contemplated by deal between DHT and BW Group to but the latter’s VLCCs.

The Court rejected Frontline's arguments and issued an order denying its motion for a preliminary injunction, citing Frontline's failure to demonstrate a probability of success on the merits of its claims.

In particular, the Court noted that the acquisition of BW's fleet fell within the sound discretion of the DHT board of directors' business judgement, and that Frontline "has no likelihood of success" on any challenge to the rights plan implemented by the DHT board, as the rights plan was a reasonable response to Frontline's actions.

Both the High Court of the Marshall Islands and the Supreme Court of the State of New York have now rejected Frontline's attempt to interfere with DHT's acquisition of BW's fleet, DHT claimed.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore is serving as DHT’s legal counsel.  

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