Our Team

Edward Allen
Managing Partner
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Commercial & Contractual Disputes
Qualifications & Education
  • Theology (BA), University of Oxford
  • Law Society of England and Wales
Professional Accolades
  • Ranked in Chambers and Legal 500
  • Named in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2020
  • Partner responsible for two of The Lawyer's Top 20 cases for 2021 and 2023
  • 'Taking the bank - the rise of fraud claims against financiers' (Financial Regulatory and Disputes Summit, 2020)
  • 'Fraud and Corruption: The Developing Risks' (Serle Court Disputes Forum, 2018)
  • 'Recent Trends in Sovereign Immunity' (UK/US Cross-Border Litigation Summit, 2018)
  • 'Conducting a Fraud Claim: Practical Tips for Disclosure and Evidence' (Enyo Law/Brick Court seminar, 2018)

Edward is the firm’s Managing Partner, and has a wide and varied practice. He has acted in a a significant number of high-profile international and domestic commercial disputes and has particular expertise in civil fraud and complex financial proceedings (often involving banks). He regularly acts for sovereign states, corporations, professional services firms and high-net worth individuals in English and foreign proceedings, and arbitrations.

Edward is recognised by the legal directories. He was named in The Lawyer’s Hot100 for 2020, and is the partner responsible for two of The Lawyer’s Top20 cases for 2021 and 2023. Edward is also ranked in both banking litigation and civil fraud.

He has been described as “well respected”, “highly rated” and “hugely energetic”. He has also been described as “innovative and absolutely excellent”, “extremely talented and dedicated”, “a great team player and intellectually top drawer”, “several steps ahead and comes in with non-standard solutions”, “a savvy litigator who is ready to roll his sleeves up and immerse himself in the details of a case”, “a razor-sharp legal mind and a crisp drafting style that really shines”, “whose tactical judgment is (in my experience) second to none amongst solicitors”, “has the ear of his clients, and can sell them the right strategic approach to a case, even if it cuts across their preconceptions”, “he shows excellent analysis and judgement as well as real leadership in advancing the shape of a case”, “he understands the tactics, gives clear advice and really digs into the details” and “is absolutely outstanding and shows excellent analysis and judgement on cases”.

Edward graduated from Oxford University before becoming a solicitor. He was part of the team which established Enyo in 2010 when the firm was founded.

Commercial litigation
  • Karam Al Sadeq -v- Dechert LLP & Ors; Jihad Quzmar -v- Dechert LLP & Another [2021] EWHC 1149, [2022] EWHC 1197, [2023] EWHC 795, [2023] EWCA 1467, [2024] EWCA 28
  • Toucan Energy Holdings Limited & Another -v- Wirsol Energy Holding Limited & Another [2018] EWHC 3924, [2021] EWHC 895
  • Neil and Ann Gerrard -v- Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Limited & Diligence Inter-national LLC [2020] EWHC 3241 (QB)
Civil fraud
  • Farhad Azima -v- RAKIA & Ors [2021] EWHC 2018, [2022] EWHC 790, [2022] EWHC 1295, [2022] EWHC 2727, [2022] EWHC 2980, [2023] EWHC 693, [2023] EWCA Civ 507, [2023] EWHC 1923, [2023] EWHC 2108
  • The Republic of Mozambique -v- Credit Suisse International & Ors [2022] EWHC 157, [2022] EWHC 429, [2022] EWHC 3054, [2022] EWHC 3094, [2023] EWHC 514, [2023] EWHC 1148, [2023] EWHC 1650
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Credit Suisse International & Ors [2020] EWHC 1387
  • SCOR SE -v- Barclays Bank PLC [2020] EWHC 133
  • Yukos International & Ors -v- Dmitri Merinson [2018] EWHC 335, [2019] EWCA Civ 830
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Société Générale SA & Ors [2014] EWHC 4043, [2015] EWHC 550, [2016] EWHC 375, [2016] EWHC 1826, [2016] EWHC 1915, [2016] EWHC 3277, [2017] EWHC 390, [2017] EWHC 780, [2017] EWHC 781, [2017] EWHC 1155, [2017] EWHC 2631, [2017] EWHC 2659
  • The Libyan Investment Authority -v- Goldman Sachs International [2014] EWHC 3364, [2016] EWHC 2530
  • Eurobank Ergasias SA -v- Kalliroi Navigation Company Limited & Ors [2015] EWHC 2377
International arbitration
  • A major Lebanese bank against a Cypriot company in an LCIA arbitration
  • Leidos Inc -v- The Hellenic Republic [2019] EWHC 2738
  • Enercon GmbH & Wobben Properties GmbH -v- Enercon (India) Limited [2012] EWHC 689, [2012] EWHC 3711, [2012] EWHC 3967, [2013] EWHC 335, [2014] EWHC 4049
Apr 25, 2024
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Anna Brownrigg speaking at Thought Leaders 4 Disputes: Financial Institutions Litigation
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