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Konrad Rodgers
Partner
Expertise
  • Fraud, Asset Recovery and Trusts
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
Qualifications & Education
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
  • MA in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours), University of Oxford
Admissions
  • The Bar of England and Wales
Testimonials

Konrad is a leading commercial disputes practitioner, with expertise focusing on cross-jurisdictional litigation and fraud, and international arbitration matters. He has over 17 years’ experience (six as partner) in acting for a broad range of corporates, financial institutions and HNWIs on high value civil fraud, banking, shareholder and insurance matters. Konrad has particular expertise in Eastern Europe and Eurasia related disputes and has frequently acted in cases involving worldwide freezing orders, other interlocutory relief and enforcement measures.

Konrad is ranked by Legal 500 (2024) as a “Leading Practitioner” in Civil Fraud Disputes, is recognised by Who’s Who Legal and Legal 500 (2024) for Commercial Litigation and recognised by Legal 500 (2023) for International Arbitration. In 2024 he was the sole winner of the Lexology Client Choice award for Litigation in the UK, an Award nominated by corporate counsel, which recognises partners “that stand out for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service.” Konrad has been described in various legal directories as “hugely intelligent and incredibly hardworking”, “an exceptional partner who combines intelligence with a great commitment to the client’s needs ”, “a standout partner”, “a top quality litigator”, “very committed to getting excellent results for his clients”, as being “distinguished by his responsiveness, efficiency, and superb legal instincts” and as “really taking a case to heart, thinking about it and the next lesson or step around the clock.”

Konrad graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Jurisprudence (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Civil Law. After training in chambers and spending two Court terms as a Judicial Clerk in the Court of Appeal, Konrad practised at US international law firms prior to joining Enyo as a partner in 2018. Konrad is a barrister with full rights of audience and has acted as counsel in both Court hearings and across an array of arbitral institutions.

Civil Fraud
  • Insurance disputes: acting for an insurer in two ICC arbitrations, worth a combined circa USD$45 million, concerning inter alia allegations of dishonesty in the placement of the policies.
  • Joint Venture Dispute - acting for a high-net worth individual in a circa USD $25 million dispute in connection with a breach of contractual obligations by his joint venture partner relating to investments in Europe and Africa involving allegations of fraud.
  • PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov & Ors [2020] EWHC 3225 (Comm) - Acting for Mr Gennadiy Bogolyubov in relation to various aspects of a US$300 million plus claim (with associated worldwide freezing orders) commenced by Russian oil company Tatneft in the Commercial Court. This claim was ultimately dismissed in full.
  • Kazakhstan Kagazy vs Zhunus et al [2017] EWHC 3374 (Comm) – representing two Defendants in relation to various allegations of fraud and/or breach of fiduciary duty while officers of a Kazakh waste paper recycling company.
  • Alliance Bank Jsc vs Zhunus et al [2015] EWHC 714 (Comm) – representing a Kazakh businessman in successfully defending a $300 million fraud claim brought by a Kazakh bank.
  • Acting for Holders of notes in relation to a multi-million pound unlawful means conspiracy claim in the Commercial Court against the Issuer of the notes.
Commercial litigation
  • Acting for a major hotel claim in a multi-million pound claim against a Bank.
  • Angophora Holdings vs Ovsyankin et al [2021] EWHC 3376 (Comm) - Acting for an investment vehicle in successfully resisting a section.68 challenge in the Commercial Court to an Arbitration Award.
  • Acting for a leading asset manager in connection with the enforcement of a series of Court Judgments totalling over USD$100 million in England.
  • Pan African Minerals Ltd v Banco BTG Pactual SA & Ors [2018] EWHC 2994 (Comm) - Acting for Pan African Minerals Limited, a leading mining company based in Africa, in respect of circa USD$65 million proceedings commenced in the Commercial Court by a major Brazilian investment bank alleging breaches under a Facility Agreement 
  • Administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) vs Barclays Capital Inc - Advising a major creditor of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in relation to its proof of debt in insolvency proceedings before the High Court.
  • M&G et al vs Hayfin et al [2017] EWHC 1756 (Ch) - Advising an English investment manager in High Court proceedings relating to a dispute concerning the invalid exercise of “drag-along” rights under a Shareholders Agreement.
International Arbitration
  • LCIA Arbitration: Acting for an investment vehicle owned by two banks in obtaining a circa USD$50 million LCIA Award (including costs) against their joint venture partner in the energy sector, arising out of breaches of a Shareholders Agreement.
  • LCIA Arbitrations: Acting for an investment vehicle in respect of multi-million claims under a Deed of Guarantee and a Deed of Non-Compete.
  • LCIA Arbitration: Acting for a global transport and logistics company in LCIA arbitration proceedings arising out of alleged breaches of a Services Agreement by a solar power energy group.
  • LCIA Arbitration - Acting for a major freight transport company in relation to a multi-million contractual dispute with a global investment bank before the LCIA in connection with an aborted IPO.
  • ICC Arbitration - Acting for an office of a substantial, multi-jurisdictional firm in relation to a dispute under its Articles of Association.
Publications/Speaking Engagements
  • Speaker “Sanctions: Practical Challenges”, Istanbul Law Day, March 2023
  • Speaker “Joint Venture Disputes”, Uzbekistan Arbitration Week, September 2022
  • Speaker, “Legal Aspects of Sanctions”, Common Law in Europe Conference, June 2022
  • Speaker, "Foreign Lawyers and Privilege" English Law Week, November 2021
  • Speaker, "Chabra Injunctions" Ekaterinburg Law Day, March 2021
  • Speaker, "Anti-suit injunctions" English Law Week, November 2020
  • Speaker, "Enforceability of LCIA Awards", English Law Summit Kazakhstan, April 2018
  • Speaker, “Interim measures in support of Foreign Proceedings”, English-Cypriot Law day, September 2017
  • Speaker, “Recast Brussels Regulation”, English-Cypriot Law Day, June 2016
  • Co-author of “Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements”, Business Law Review, February 2016
  • Co-author of “Sham Trusts”, Trust and Trustees Journal, December 2015
  • Co-author of “Trust Structures under English Law”, Legal Insight, September 2015
  • Co-author of “Tael One Partners: Contractual Interpretation as an iterative process”, Journal of Business Law, August 2015
Testimonials
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