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Samantha Knott
Qualifications & Education
  • Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations and Criminology), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • New Zealand Law Society

Samantha has a general commercial litigation practice, with a background specialising in restructuring and insolvency, debt recovery and financial regulatory matters.  She advises both domestic and international corporations and individuals, often in situations involving cross-border elements.

Samantha has a keen interest in broader firm life, as well as volunteer initiatives and pro-bono work.


Samantha holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Arts from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.  She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2017.  Since qualifying, Samantha spent more than five years practising in the commercial litigation team at a top tier law firm in New Zealand.  Samantha joined Enyo Law in June 2022.  

  • Successfully seeking court directions on behalf of the administrators of a property development company in relation to legality of the counter party’s actions, in the context of its attempts to enforce an adjudication determination during administration
  • Acting for a large overseas corporation in cross-border debt recovery proceedings, including obtaining world-wide freezing orders
  • Advising and acting for insolvency professionals in relation to their formal appointments
  • Significant secondment experience as in-house counsel in disputes teams of large banking clients
  • Acting for an individual in his successful appeal challenging a four-year directorship ban imposed by the Registrar of Companies
  • Acting for clients in the context of a financial regulatory review or enforcement action
Nov 29, 2023
Oliver Rule joins Enyo Law from Allen & Overy
We are delighted to welcome Oliver Rule, who joins the firm as a partner. Oliver has almost two decades of...
Nov 22, 2023
The wide remit of a section 423 Insolvency Act claim
It is well known that courts are extremely reluctant to “pierce the corporate veil” and disregard the fundamental principle of...
Nov 15, 2023
High Court reiterates need to prove reliance on implied misrepresentations
The High Court has dismissed claims against Credit Suisse relating to its sale of a collateralised debt obligation (“CDO”) “as...
Oct 17, 2023
Andy McGregor joins Enyo Law from Allen & Overy
Enyo Law further strengthens its highly-ranked litigation practice with the appointment of Andy McGregor as a partner in the London...