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Zeno Agnew-Davies represents international high-net-worth individuals and businesses on contentious matters including civil fraud disputes which involve complex and extensive disclosure processes. He has experience with applications regarding the operation of Worldwide Freezing Orders and Search Orders. Zeno has also worked on proceedings involving cross-border insolvency, high-value trust disputes, commercial claims involving shareholders' agreements and directors' duties, data protection, reputational matters, capacity disputes, and charity law.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Worked on an appeal to the Court of Appeal contesting the Court’s decision to recognise a foreign trustee-in-bankruptcy in this jurisdiction without cross-examination. Also resisted an appeal by the opposing side in respect of whether the trustee was entitled to real property in the jurisdiction.°
  • Worked on an appeal on behalf of a Russian businessman to the Court of Appeal regarding living expenses permitted under a Worldwide Freezing Order. Also resisted an appeal by the opposing side in respect of the same matter.°
  • Worked on an application brought to permit business expenses under a Worldwide Freezing Order, in which the opposing party alleged a conspiracy to defraud.°
  • Worked on applications seeking security for costs at different stages during proceedings resulting in the Claimant being ordered to pay significant amounts into Court.°
  • Worked on responding to an application for directions by an overseas bank in respect of a Search Order, which resulted in restrictions on disclosure of information obtained pursuant to the Search Order subject to the provision of undertakings by individuals from the Claimant and from its funder in respect of use of the information obtained and submission to the jurisdiction.°
  • Worked on an application seeking permission to charge and to sell a property subject to a Worldwide Freezing Order.°
  • Worked on obtaining a discontinuation of a Search Order and a costs award against the Claimant bank which had originally obtained the Search Order.°
  • Worked on bringing harassment proceedings against a foreign litigation funder who had conducted a 'bounty-hunter' style publicity campaign. Also obtained permission to serve the proceedings out of the jurisdiction.°
  • Worked on responding to an application by an overseas trustee-in-bankruptcy who sought recognition and assistance in respect of immoveable property in England & Wales.°
  • Worked on responding to applications by a foreign trustee-in-bankruptcy seeking declarations in respect of proceeds of sale of immoveable property and assistance in respect of moveable property.°
  • Worked on an action relating to constitutional law brought by a private citizen against their government in respect of Parliamentary procedure.°
  • Kireeva v Bedzhamov [2022] EWCA Civ 35.°
  • Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1992.°
  • Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and others [2019] EWHC 2139 (Ch).°
  • Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and others [2019] EWHC 3616 (Ch).°
  • Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and others [2020] EWHC 2114 (Ch).°
  • Vneshprombank v Bedzhamov and others [2021] EWHC 1360 (Ch).°
  • Kireeva v Bedzhamov [2021] EWHC 2281 (Ch).°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Agnew-Davies prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Junior Caseworker, Office of Edward Davey MP, 2010-2011
  • Legal Services Coordinator, Domestic Violence Training Limited, 2013-2016
  • Trainer, The Heartstone Foundation, 2015-2016
  • Supervisor, Off to Work, 2014-2016
  • Intern, Argent LLP, 2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association, 2020
  • International Association of Young Lawyers - AIJA, 2021

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Practice Course (LPC), BPP University, 2017
  • GDL, BPP University, 2016
  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2014
Admissions
  • England and Wales