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Dr Irina Durnova
Qualifications & Education
  • PhD, Constitutional Law, Saratov State Law Academy
  • LLM, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Law, Saratov State Law Academy
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Russian

Irina has experience in complex international arbitration proceedings and commercial disputes across a range of industry sectors. She joined Enyo Law in March 2019 as a Legal Assistant and qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales in September 2022.


Irina read Russian Law at Saratov State Law Academy, where, in 2013, she defended her PhD. While studying in Russia, she assisted advocates in the local chambers and worked in-house, advising Russian companies on various commercial matters and representing their interests in Court. After moving to the UK, she graduated from Birkbeck University of London and completed an English law conversion course (GDL) at the University of Law.

  • Acting for a port developer in its USD2 billion claim relating to the construction of a commodities transhipment terminal in Southern Russia.
  • Acting for Gennadiy Bogolyubov in his defence of a series of claims brought by Ukraine’s largest commercial bank, PrivatBank, following its nationalisation in December 2016. PrivatBank alleges that the Bank’s former owners (Mr Bogolyubov and Mr Kolomoisky) orchestrated a fraudulent scheme to misappropriate USD5.5 billion from the Bank through a complex web of sham transactions.
  • Acting for a joint venture owned by major Russian and Italian Banks in a USD70 million LCIA arbitration claim against its co-partner arising out of breaches of a Shareholders' Agreement concerning the oil and gas sector in Russia.
Dec 4, 2023
Canada Square Operations Ltd v Potter –  Supreme Court provides clarity on limitation periods in fraud context  
Introduction Section 32 of the Limitation Act 1980 provides for the postponement of the limitation period in cases of fraud,...
Nov 29, 2023
Oliver Rule joins Enyo Law from Allen & Overy
We are delighted to welcome Oliver Rule, who joins the firm as a partner. Oliver has almost two decades of...
Nov 22, 2023
The wide remit of a section 423 Insolvency Act claim
It is well known that courts are extremely reluctant to “pierce the corporate veil” and disregard the fundamental principle of...
Nov 15, 2023
High Court reiterates need to prove reliance on implied misrepresentations
The High Court has dismissed claims against Credit Suisse relating to its sale of a collateralised debt obligation (“CDO”) “as...