Our Team

Fred Thorling
  • 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
  • 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.


    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.
    Jul 9, 2024
    The importance of directors’ knowledge in establishing the largest ever wrongful trading award and the first ever award for “misfeasant trading”
    The High Court recently issued its judgment against two former directors of BHS Group Limited, Mr Henningson and Mr Chandler...
    Jul 4, 2024
    Supreme Court rules that planning authorities cannot give permission for oil drilling projects without considering the environmental effects of the oil’s combustion
    On 20 June 2024, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in R (on the application of Finch on behalf...
    Jul 2, 2024
    UK sanctions ground payment obligations under letters of credit in aircraft leasing case
    In Celestial Aviation Services Limited v UniCredit Bank GmbH, London Branch [2024] EWCA Civ 628, the Court of Appeal held...
    Jun 13, 2024
    Fair winds favour plaintiffs in wasted expenditure cases
    A recent judgment of the High Court of Australia has clarified aspects of contract law and the availability of damages...