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Fred Thorling
Partner
Expertise
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration/ Litigation
  • Commercial & Contractual Disputes
  • Fraud (& Asset Recovery)
  • M & A Disputes
  • Shareholder and directors’ disputes
Qualifications & Education
  • Contemporary History (MA), University of London
  • History (BA Hons), University of Nottingham
Admissions
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
  • Law Society of England and Wales
Professional Associations
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Fred has experience in high-value cross-border litigation and arbitration. He typically handles complex commercial and financial disputes, often involving allegations of substantial international fraud.  He advises a broad range of clients, including funds, listed companies, public bodies and high-net-worth individuals, across various sectors, including energy and banking.

    Background

    Fred trained and qualified at Addleshaw Goddard. Before joining Enyo Law in 2021, he practised at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as an associate and then counsel focusing on international disputes. He is a Solicitor Advocate (Civil).

    Cases include
    • Acting for a Finnish energy and engineering company in a USD400 million UNCITRAL arbitration brought by their Bahraini joint venture partner.
    • Acting for a major Russian energy group in long-running cross-jurisdictional proceedings worth USD1 billion before the BVI High Court relating to a joint venture dispute with an oligarch (and government minister) and associated companies. The case involved allegations of major structural fraud.
    • Acting for a major Middle Eastern property development company and a Bahraini investment bank in a USD1 billion English Commercial Court action involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy and breach of confidence.
    • Representing a Gulf Corporation Council retail group in an LCIA case arising out of the breakdown of a multijurisdictional joint venture.
    • Acting for a German public sector entity in defending a USD200 million English Commercial Court claim pursued by a U.S. bank regarding collateralized debt obligations, and bringing an additional claim for professional negligence against one of the world’s largest law firms.
    News
    May 20, 2024
    LIDW 2024: Clash of Jurisdictions – era of sanctions, anti-suit and anti-anti-suit injunctions?
    Enyo Law is co-hosting an event at London International Disputes Week 2024 alongside One Essex Court, ALRUD law firm, and...
    May 16, 2024
    MUR Shipping: Force Majeure and Reasonable Endeavours – Contractual Certainty and how to Foresee the Unforeseeable
    This week, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the highly anticipated RTI Ltd (Respondent) v MUR Shipping BV (Appellant)...
    May 15, 2024
    Creditors duty – taking stock
    In this update we analyse recent developments in the UK and other common law countries to flesh out unanswered questions...
    May 7, 2024
    One step closer to a sustainable EU?
    An update on progress On 24 April 2024, the EU Parliament approved the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), moving...