The Court of Final Appeal has granted leave to appeal a decision of the Court of Appeal which upheld restraining orders made under section 213(6) of the SFO in aid of an insider dealing probe. The key findings of the Court of Appeal were: (i) that section 213(2)(c) of the SFO was sufficiently wide to encompass the grant of a Mareva type injunction; (ii) an injunction under section 213 did not require an underlying claim as the jurisdictional basis was found in section 213 itself; and (iii) relief available in section 213(2) was entirely free-standing and was not contingent or conditional on there being proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal (further, the case of Mercedes Benz AG v Leiduck [1996] 1 AC 284 did not apply to injunctions specifically created by statute).