Our Team

Sam Thompson
  • Fraud
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Commercial & Contractual Disputes
Qualifications & Education
  • History (BA), University of Manchester
  • Environmental Technology (MSc), Imperial College London
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • French

Sam advises financial institutions, corporates and entrepreneurs in complex, cross-border commercial matters in the English Courts and in international arbitrations. He specialises in corporate and shareholder disputes, contract disputes, energy and commodity disputes, and financial crime.

Sam also has experience in contentious trust and private wealth matters. He advises trustees, executors, and beneficiaries in relation to a broad range of disputes.


Sam graduated from Manchester University and Imperial College London, and qualified as a solicitor at Macfarlanes in 2016. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Switzerland and worked for international law firms in Geneva.  He joined Enyo in 2022.    

Reported cases
  • Adelon AG -v- Sib Coal AG [2021]
  • Integral Petroleum SA -v- Petrogat FZA & Ors [2021] EWHC 1365 (Comm)
  • Integral Petroleum SA & Ors -v- Bank GPB International SA & Ors [2022] EWHC 659 (Comm)
  • Farhad Azima -v- RAKIA & Ors [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
  • Karam Al Sadeq -v- Dechert LLP & Ors; Jihad Quzmar -v- Dechert LLP & Another [2022] EWHC 1197, [2023] EWHC 795, [2023] EWCA 1467, [2024] EWCA 28
Other recent and noteworthy experience
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in a multi-million dollar LCIA arbitration concerning a major Georgian telecommunications company.
  • Obtaining a worldwide freezing injunction for a Swiss commodities trading company in support of arbitration proceedings.
  • Acting for a UK and Swiss oil trader in a multi-million dollar LCIA arbitration against the largest crude oil producer in Turkmenistan.
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...