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QATCOM LLC V STEPHEN DEREK JONES AND OTHERS [2018] EWHC 492 (Comm)

PCB acted for the claimant, an exclusively online ‘Yellow Pages’ style directory for businesses located in Qatar. It alleged that the first defendant engaged in fraudulent misconduct both during and following his tenure as the claimant’s general manager, including by (i) misappropriating (together with his wife and a company owned and controlled by him) substantial sums from it, (ii) amending the registration details of the claimant’s valuable domain name in order that he be identified personally as the sole owner of the domain name and the primary contact, and (iii) amending or facilitating the expiry of the login credentials and passwords to a number of the claimant’s key electronic assets such that the claimant could not access the same. The changes made were significant because the login credentials and passwords were the keys to the claimant’s business. Following the first defendant’s failure properly to engage, the claimant successfully applied on notice for injunctive relief against the first defendant.