Fred Thorling

Fred has experience in high-value cross-border litigation and arbitration. He typically handles complex commercial and financial disputes, often involving allegations of substantial international fraud.  He advises a broad range of clients, including funds, listed companies, public bodies and high-net-worth individuals, across various sectors, including energy and banking.


Fred trained and qualified at Addleshaw Goddard. Before joining Enyo Law in 2021, he practised at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as an associate and then counsel focusing on international disputes. He is a Solicitor Advocate (Civil).

Cases include
  • Acting for a Finnish energy and engineering company in a US$400 million UNCITRAL arbitration brought by their Bahraini joint venture partner.
  • Acting for a major Russian energy group in long-running cross-jurisdictional proceedings worth US$1 billion before the BVI High Court relating to a joint venture dispute with an oligarch (and government minister) and associated companies. The case involved allegations of major structural fraud.
  • Acting for a major Middle Eastern property development company and a Bahraini investment bank in a $1 billion English Commercial Court action involving allegations of fraud, conspiracy and breach of confidence.
  • Representing a Gulf Corporation Council retail group in an LCIA case arising out of the breakdown of a multijurisdictional joint venture.
  • Acting for a German public sector entity in defending a $200 million English Commercial Court claim pursued by a U.S. bank regarding collateralized debt obligations, and bringing an additional claim for professional negligence against one of the world’s largest law firms.

Fred Thorling
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Qualifications & Education
  • Contemporary History (MA), University of London
  • History (BA Hons), University of Nottingham
  • Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)
  • Law Society of England and Wales
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