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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
Apr 25, 2024
UK Supreme Court confirms anti-suit relief in favour of foreign-seated arbitration proceedings
In the most significant decision in the arbitration world since Enka v Chubb, the Supreme Court has confirmed this week...
Apr 10, 2024
The big freeze: Unitel SA v Unitel International Holdings BV & Anor
Mr Justice Bright has provided a useful reminder as to the hurdles that need to be overcome to secure a...
Mar 6, 2024
English High Court hands down significant judgment regarding an online auction of a blockchain-based NFT
The High Court has handed down judgment in Amir Soleymani v Nifty Gateway LLC. The background In 2021, Mr Soleymani,...
Feb 6, 2024
Anna Brownrigg speaking at Thought Leaders 4 Disputes: Financial Institutions Litigation
Anna Brownrigg will be speaking alongside a panel on Analysing the Rise of ESG Risks in Financial Institutions Litigation at...