Boris Telyatnikov

Boris specializes in advising corporates and high net worth individuals in complex, high-value proceedings (High Court litigation and arbitration) often with cross-jurisdictional elements across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, natural resources and TMT. He represents clients in arbitrations under various institutional rules, including LCIA, ICC, SIAC and CAS, as well as ad hoc proceedings. Boris also regularly advises on regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, as well as white collar crime and sanctions.

Clients say "Boris is a highly intelligent litigator, with good tactical sense and commercial judgment. He is also a pleasure to deal with" (Legal 500 UK, 2022).

Boris speaks English, Russian and German and has a long track record of advising clients from Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia in relation to contentious issues.


Boris graduated from the London School of Economics & Political Science before training and qualifying at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London in 2008. Prior to joining Enyo Law, Boris also practised at Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP and Taylor Wessing LLP. He is a Solicitor Advocate.

Recent experience
  • Representing a shareholder in an unfair prejudice petition in the English High Court concerning its shareholding in an Eastern European insurance company
  • Representing two high net worth individuals in relation to a English High Court claim for possession/damages in relation to a valuable collection of oriental art and antiques
  • Representing an Eastern European fund in relation to fraud claims in the English High Court as well as linked proceedings in several offshore jurisdictions in Europe and the Caribbean
  • Acting on a Swiss seated arbitration in relation to licensing of sports rights
  • Advising a high net worth individual in relation to breach of oral trust claims in several offshore jurisdictions in Europe and the Caribbean
  • Advising a European family office in relation to proceeds from an ICSID award
  • Representing Dow in relation to a $2.16 billion ICC award (at the time, the largest arbitration award in history) including enforcement and settlement of the same
  • Representing a major European banking group in relation to internal investigation concerning compliance with sanctions regulations

Boris Telyatnikov
020 3837 1615
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Qualifications & Education
  • Law (LLB), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil & Criminal)
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • German
  • Russian
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