Contributed By Pérez-Llorca
As a general rule, injunctive relief must be requested together with the claim. However, an injunctive relief may also be sought prior to the claim if, at the relevant time, the applicant alleges and evidences urgency or necessity. In this case, the measures adopted shall cease to have effect if the claim is not filed with the same court that heard the request for the said measures within 20 days following their adoption.
The court may order an injunctive relief within a time limit of five days if (i) the applicant requests that the court grant the injunctive relief without hearing the defendant; and (ii) the applicant evidences the existence of urgency or that the prior hearing may jeopardise the efficiency of the injunction.