George Maling

George is a technically accomplished litigator with an outstanding reputation. George has a broad practice and experience in both International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation.

In addition to being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, George is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). George has advised on disputes all over the world.

George has been described as a "flexible litigator with a razor-sharp mind, whose relentless determination keeps clients coming back for more" (the Lawyer Magazine Hot 100 2010), “a superb practitioner” (Legal Business Magazine 2012), and “a superstar in the making” (Legal 500 2014).

Background

George commenced legal practice in New Zealand in 1994, where he acted as both a barrister and solicitor. George then spent several years practising (again as a barrister and solicitor) in the Turks and Caicos Islands before moving to England and commencing legal practice there in 1999. Prior to joining Enyo in August 2012, George has been a partner at both UK and US international law firms. 

Cases include:
  • Rochester Resources Ltd and others v. Lebedev and another [2014] EWHC 2926 (Comm)
  • Successfully resisted an application for an anti-suit injunction brought by oligarchs Vekselberg and Blavatnik, in which they sought to restrain Mr Leonid Lebedev’s action against them in New York for over $2 billion in respect of his interest in the TNK-BP joint venture.
  • Rochester Resources Ltd and others v. Lebedev and another [2014] EWHC 2185 (Comm)
  • Successful application for strike out of privileged material.  The application brought into focus the current law on whether ‘opening shots’ in negotiations, aimed at avoiding commencing formal proceedings, are covered by without prejudice privilege, as well as providing clarity on the rules of admissibility of evidence in English Courts where there are concurrent foreign proceedings.
  • Georgian American Alloys v. White & Case LLP [2014] EWHC 94 (Comm.) - Obtained a permanent injunction restraining White & Case from acting for the Ukrainian oligarch, Mr Victor Pinchuk, in multi-billion dollar Commercial Court and LCIA Arbitration proceedings. 
  • Hicks & Gillett v. Sir Martin Broughton & Ors [2012] EWHC 1373 (Ch), [2012] EWHC 2699 (Ch) and  Sir Martin Broughton & Ors v Kop Football (Cayman) Limited & Ors [2012] EWCA Civ. 1743 – acted for the former directors of Liverpool Football Club (“LFC”) in a high profile expedited claim in the High Court concerning the disputed sale of LFC in 2010 for £300m. It was cited as one of the “Top cases of 2013” by The Lawyer. The case, which settled on confidential terms before trial, involved allegations of breach of directors’ duties and the granting of negative declaratory relief. Other parties included RBS and New England Sports Ventures.


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George Maling
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020 3837 1604
george.maling@enyolaw.com
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Qualifications & Education
  • Law (LLB), University of Canterbury
Admissions
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • New Zealand Law Society
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