Preetha Gopalan

Preetha has wide experience in a range of complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes. She regularly advises clients in banking disputes involving complex financial instruments, civil fraud, disputes arising out of insolvency contexts and investigations of bribery and corruption.


Preetha graduated with a BA in Anthropology and Law from the London School of Economics (First Class Honours). She trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, qualifying in the Commercial Disputes Group there in 2012. In 2014 Preetha joined the Commercial Litigation team at Olswang LLP. She joined Enyo Law in November 2017.

Cases include:
  • Deutsche Bank AG v Sebastian Holdings Inc. [2013] EWHC 3463 (Comm) (“Top 20 Cases in 2013”, The Lawyer): acting for the bank in one of the largest financial claims to have been brought in the English courts following the 2008 banking crisis;
  • Sabbagh v Khoury & Ors [2014] EWHC 3233 (Comm): advising shareholders in a USD 500m dispute relating to shares in one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East;
  • Advising Kaupthing on disputes arising from a portfolio of derivatives and structured finance instruments following the Icelandic banking crisis of 2008;
  • Advising on Bribery Act 2010 liability following whistle-blower allegations of bribery and corruption within a high profile Kazakh oil and gas company;
  • Investigating whistle-blower allegations of bribery and corruption within an international pharmaceutical company’s Eastern European branch.
Professional affiliations:
  • British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Preetha Gopalan
020 3837 1697
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Qualifications & Education
  • Development Studies (MPhil), University of Cambridge
  • Anthropology and Law (BA), LSE
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Malay
  • Tamil
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