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Mishcon de Reya hires Enyo Law partner in ongoing disputes push

Posted on 01 June 2015

Mishcon de Reya hires Enyo Law partner in ongoing disputes push

Legal Business today reports that Mishcon has appointed Dispute Resolution Partner Annabel Thomas, who joins the firm from high-end disputes boutique Enyo Law.

Thomas was part of the 11-strong team that departed Addleshaws in 2010, alongside founders Simon Twigden, Pietro Marino and Michael Green, at Enyo Law's launch. She specialises in commercial disputes, in particular civil fraud, and has worked on cross-border litigation, arbitration and mediation.

The Herbert Smith-trained lawyer's major case work has included the high profile court battle between Russian oligarchs Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich, a $6.5bn English contract law case. She has further acted in a London arbitration concerning a shareholders dispute in a Kazakhstan law firm, as well as acting for a company in relation to an ex parte worldwide freezing order, including successfully applying for the order to be discharged and for indemnity costs.

Commenting on the appointment, Kathryn Garbett, head of Mishcon de Reya's fraud defence team, said: ‘Annabel is an experienced litigator with a strong background in civil fraud, competition law, partnership disputes and financial regulatory litigation.

Her experience – and her connections to the industry both in London and abroad - complements our growing Fraud Defence practice and we're very much looking forward to welcoming her to the team.’

Her move to Mishcon is indicative of the firm's strategy to boost its disputes offering. Earlier this year, the firm's managing partner Kevin Gold revealed to Legal Business the firm had kick-started its strategy review and would continue its focus on private client and litigation work as part of that.

Just weeks ago, the firm also made an effort to broaden its M&A and private equity capability with the hire of corporate partner Michael Nouril from Proskauer Rose. 

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