Layla Sousou

Layla has experience handling complex and high value commercial disputes, with particular expertise in insurance and banking disputes. She has also advised on cross-border cases involving allegations of conspiracy and fraud.


After graduating from Nottingham University with a degree in Law, Layla worked at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. In 2014, Layla commenced her training contract at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, during which she spent six months working in their Dubai office. Layla joined Enyo Law in October 2018. She is a Solicitor Advocate.

Reported cases include
Other recent and noteworthy experience
  • Acting in a $500 million ICC arbitration in relation to oil and gas assets.
  • Successfully defended an anti-suit injunction based on allegations of collusion with the co-defendant to impede arbitration proceedings relating to a shareholder dispute of a Russian bank.
  • Advising minority shareholders of a major Russian insurance company in relation to a shareholder dispute involving allegations of fraud and collusion and a mandatory injunction.
  • Advising on the set aside of an ICC arbitration award on the grounds of bribery and corruption, pursuant to s.103(3) Arbitration Act 1993.
  • Advising on a freezing injunction application in connection with the recovery of a monies under a personal guarantee in connection with two Murabaha Finance Agreements.
  • Acting for two founding shareholders of a London hotel group in an expedited LCIA arbitration.
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment in June 2019 for a large European private equity fund, in proceedings brought against a borrower in relation to multi-million Euro facilities. Declarations of default were obtained as well as a multi-million Euro monetary judgment.
  • Acting for a Bahraini investment bank and Saudi Arabia's largest real estate development company in a long-running $1 billion dispute in the courts of England, Bahrain and Kuwait, involving allegations of conspiracy, money laundering, breach of confidence and defamation.
  • Advising on a successful emergency injunction for a preservation order, in relation to confidential information misappropriated by ex-employees.
  • Advising a large public body in relation to claims against its insurer for losses suffered as a result of property damage and business interruption.
Professional associations
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group
  • Arbitral Women

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Layla Sousou
020 3837 1624
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Qualifications & Education
  • Law (LLB), University of Nottingham
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • French
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