Enyo Law LLP > London, England > Firm Profile

Enyo Law LLP
11 PILGRIM STREET
LONDON
EC4V 6RN
England

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 2

Disputes boutique Enyo Law LLP is noted for ‘punching above its weight’. The highly regarded team often acts in matters involving allegations of wrongdoing and dishonesty and advises clients on bringing and defending applications for interim remedies, freezing orders, passport orders, inquiries as to assets and contempt proceedings as well as securing and enforcing judgments and awards. Pietro Marino has a track record in advising on high-value commercial fraud mandates; he is retiring from day-to-day practice but will remain as a senior consultant to the firm. Edward Allen, who leads the practice, is often instructed by banks. Oil and gas-specialist Tim Elliss, the ‘hugely intelligentKonrad Rodgers and Nick Jones are also prominent practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Edward Allen

Other key lawyers:

Tim Elliss; Pietro Marino; Konrad Rodgers; Nick Jones, Lucinda Orr; Steven McDonald

Testimonials

‘The instructions are testament in themselves to the team’s experience and expertise, from top to bottom, in the highest value and most complex fraud cases.’

‘Enyo really punches above its weight: it regularly comes up against Magic Circle firms in a number of high-value, high-tech commercial disputes and more than holds its own.’

‘Tim Elliss is a very bright and seasoned litigator. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with and very hardworking, but has a deep knowledge of the law and a fine sense of how a court will deal with things.’

‘Edward Allen is simply outstanding. One of the best solicitors I’ve ever come across – intelligent, on top of the detail of a vast number of cases, strong management skills and client care.’

‘Konrad Rodgers – Hugely intelligent and incredibly hardworking. He is a pleasure to work with and is very committed to getting excellent results for his clients.’

‘Partner Tim Elliss has an excellent grasp of both the wider strategy and the detail of the matter, which is very reassuring as you feel in safe hands.’

Key clients

Petronas Brasil E&P Limitada

The Libyan Investment Authority

Banco Comercial Portugues S.A., Banco Internacional de Moçambique S.A., and United Bank for Africa PLC

Credit Agricole Indosuez SA

Rusnano Group

Blockchain Optimization SA and Petrochemical Logistics Ltd

Grant Thornton LLP

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending Petronas in a claim for $1.4bn arising out of a $850m investment into offshore oil fields in Latin America operated by the Brazilian oil and gas entity, OGX Petróleo e Gás SA.
  • Acting as lead global counsel for a Ukrainian businessman in his defence of a series of claims, including the orchestration of a fraudulent scheme to misappropriate $5.5bn from the Bank, brought by Ukraine’s largest commercial bank, PrivatBank.

Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 3

Litigation boutique Enyo Law LLP has ‘a wealth of experience, from top to bottom, in complex and high value banking disputes’. The team’s clients include international banks, insurers, administrators, corporations and prominent businessmen; it handles an equally wide-ranging workload of claims, with a particular focus on fraud, misselling and misrepresentation allegations. The group, led by Edward Allen, is also noted for its work disputes relating to insolvencies and restructurings. Allen took over as practice head in May 2022 from Simon Twigden; Twigden and fellow firm founder Pietro Marino are retiring from day-to-day practice but will remain as senior consultants to the firm. New senior partner George Maling is an ‘outstanding solicitor’ who is also qualified as a barrister. Lucinda Orr is also a practising barrister, with substantial expertise in complex, long-running court proceedings, while Nick Jones has a significant focus on cross-border litigation.

Practice head(s):

Edward Allen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Enyo is a boutique litigation practice with a wealth of experience, from top to bottom, in complex and high value banking disputes. This means that they have the flexibility to create a team with the right resources and expertise to meet the needs of the client in almost any litigation.’

‘George Maling is an outstanding solicitor, whose charm and relaxed manner belies an acute legal mind and excellent judgement, drawn from his years of experience in banking cases.’

‘Their strength in depth is particularly impressive and stems from their boutique model. The firm has quality dispute lawyers at every level – paralegal to partner . No matter who is handling your case, you can be confident that they will have a deep understanding of the legal issues and astute judgement on how to develop a case; and be extremely diligent in their management of it. No stone will be left unturned and every good point identified and deployed.’

‘Jamie Leader – gregarious and knowledgeable.’

‘Enyo offered me a highly personalised service for the litigation case I was dealing with. They were extremely professional, covered all aspects of the required work to a very high standard and helped position my case in a way which countered the case made by the counter-party extremely impressively.’

‘For me Enyo Law stands out compared to other law firms due to its value for money and very prompt but high-quality response to any issues raised by us. Their billing is also very detailed and easy to assess.’

‘ Jonathan Brook  is a very responsive, experienced and skilled lawyer who addresses all our inquiries (even not expressly linked with initial task) quickly and comprehensively and proposes many possible solutions for any matter with detailed description of pros and cons.’

Key clients

Gennadiy Bogolyubov

Joint Liquidators of Allied Wallet Limited – Shane Crooks, Emma Sayers, Malcolm Cohen, all of BDO LLP

Banco Comercial Portugues S.A., Banco Internacional de Moçambique S.A., and United Bank for Africa PLC

The Libyan Investment Authority

Greensill Bank AG (in administration)

Sheikh Walid bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim

SCOR SE

Natalie Burrett and Neale Jackson of Calibre Partners as Receivers of Pyne Holdings Limited (in Receivership) and PHL

Marc de Picciotto

Work highlights

  • Acting for three clients (Banco Comercial Portugues S.A, Banco Internacional de Moçambique S.A. and United Bank for Africa PLC) in a long-running and multi-jurisdictional debt scandal in relation to a $2 billion loan provided to the Republic of Mozambique which is now in default (the Tuna bonds scandal).
  • Acting for SCOR in a breach of confidence claim against Barclays relating to the disclosure of confidential information relating to a potential take-over bid by Covéa in 2018.
  • Acting for the administrators of Greensill Bank AG, a German bank and sister company to Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, in litigation related to the collapses of both companies.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 3

Litigation boutique Enyo Law LLP fields an 18-partner disputes team which has a ‘truly gutsy, yet classy, approach to the toughest commercial litigation‘. Under the guidance of George Maling – who is singled out by a client as being ‘one of the finest commercial litigators in the City‘ – the firm continues to forge an excellent track record in disputes concerning such diverse issues as shareholder agreements, joint ventures, and conflict of laws. Tim Elliss is noted for his cross-border expertise, while Lucinda Orr brings her experience as a practising barrister to the group. Edward Allen, who recently became managing partner, is another key senior name.

Practice head(s):

George Maling

Other key lawyers:

Lucinda Orr; Tim Ellis; Edward Allen; Boris Telyatnikov; Anna Maxwell

Testimonials

‘Enyo is a boutique litigation practice, with huge strength in depth and a wide range of experience and expertise. It has the resources to put together the perfect team for the full range of commercial disputes.’

‘George Maling is first class. One of the finest commercial litigators in the City.’

‘They are all calm, clever and sensible. Great people to be leading the team in virtually any kind of commercial dispute.’

‘Lucinda Orr is an outstanding professional who demonstrated flexibility and provided full support to the client with respect to the best way to handle the case in hand.’

‘Enyo stepped into another law firms’ shoes to quickly turn around a complex litigation case to put us in a strong position.’

‘Anna Maxwell quickly got on top of the detail, and led us through a complex litigation case with aplomb.’

‘Enyo are probably the strongest and deepest of the litigation boutiques that have sprung up over the last 10-15 years. They were one of the first to adopt the model and perfected it early on. They have always had a very strong partner team, but they were also quick out of the blocks in building an excellent group of associates and have been able to build a strong culture that pulls everyone with them. They really know how to run a case.’

‘Enyo continues to have a truly gutsy, yet classy, approach to the toughest commercial litigation.’

Key clients

Cordic Group Limited

Gennadiy Bogolyubov

Mr Robert Gresham Gray

Cossac Holding Limited

Gazprombank (Switzerland) AG

Nataliya Golubovich; Olga Mirimskaya

The Libyan Investment Authority

SCOR SE

Angophora Holdings Limited

Wirsol Energy Limited, Wircon UK Solar Assets GmbH and Wircon GmbH

BH Air Limited

Dmitry and Alexander Mints, two adult sons of Russian businessman Boris Mints

Directors of the Comexposium Group

Dechert LLP, Neil Gerrard, David Hughes, Caroline Black

Work highlights

  • Defending Dechert and three other defendants in serious claims made by Karam Al Sadeq – the former group legal director and deputy CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority – who alleges that the defendants were responsible for a sustained campaign against him over a period of years by which they ‘orchestrated’ his kidnap from Dubai, his extended detention in unlawful and degrading conditions, and his torture.
  • Representing two cryptocurrency investors in their factually and legally novel claim against a cryptocurrency platform regarding the allocation of cryptocurrency.
  • Representing fleet management company Cordic Group in its £20m claim for fraudulent breach of warranty against the vendors of its recently acquired operating company Cordic Limited.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Disputes-only firm Enyo Law LLP has a strong track record in successfully representing commercial parties and state-owned entities in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitrations. Jonathan Brook specialises in financial services work; Pietro Marino routinely acts in big-ticket international arbitrations; Daniel Levy spearheads the Latin American practice; Tim Elliss acts in oil and gas, financial services and telecom-related disputes; Richard Levett is ‘an excellent choice‘; and Evgeniya Rubinina is a CIS specialist. Matthew Marshall was made partner in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Brook

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Marino; Daniel Levy; Tim Elliss; Richard Levett; Evgeniya Rubinina; Matthew Marshall; Konrad Rodgers; Jonathan Pagan; Katie Marquet-Horwood; Jonas Habert; Francesca Albert

Testimonials

‘The team’s strengths lie in its diverse experience, knowledge and expertise at all levels, and ability to cover all manner of disputes – multi-layered, vibrant and successful outcomes for clients at far lower costs than firms with much larger and expensive arbitration teams.’

‘Pietro Marino is a strategist with vast experience. Pietro’s knowledge of the international arbitration landscape extends to the best expert witnesses, foreign firms in most countries, and of course barristers. Pietro is also honest and with a strong value system.

‘Jonathan Brook takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to all aspects of litigation, and is at all times conscious of the cost entailed to achieve the desired result.’

‘Richard Levett is an excellent choice to lead quantum calculations and expert witnesses pertinent to quantum. Richard is as thorough as the rest of the Enyo team.

‘Matthew Marshall is thorough, thoughtful and careful. He is one of those people clients know they can rely on, especially when cases become difficult.’

‘Konrad Rodgers is an exceptional partner, who is building a very strong reputation. He combines intelligence with great commitment to the client’s needs. He has excellent commercial sense and is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jonathan Pagan never missed a beat – as solid as the rest of Enyo.’

‘Katie Marquet-Horwood is a very hardworking senior associate.’

Key clients

Petronas Brasil E&P

Livian

Ascent Resources

Work highlights

  • Successfully defending Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company, in a claim for approximately $ 1.4bn, in relation to a $850m investment into offshore oil fields in Latin America.
  • Acting for Livian, a German electro-medical manufacturer, in its challenge of an arbitral award from previous arbitration proceedings against Elekta and Medical Intelligence Medizintechnik.
  • Representing two investors in their factually and legally novel claim against a cryptocurrency platform, in relation to the allocation of cryptocurrency.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

London-based dispute resolution boutique Enyo Law LLP advises states, investors and companies on investment treaty and commercial arbitration matters under the all the major arbitration institutions' rules, with its lawyers also regularly called on to sit as arbitrators. Daniel Levy is the key contact for the firm’s Latin American practice, which has grown its caseload in the region notably during the last 18 months.