Athena Law

Chiva Samani

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A director at Athena Law and a specialist litigation advocate with a focus on complex and high-value commercial and trust disputes, asset tracing and recovery, injunctive relief and claims against directors and trustees for breaches of duty. Acts in large-scale insolvencies and advises liquidators on their powers, and defends individuals in actions against them by regulatory authorities. Recent success in the Eco Resources Fund case, which for the first time in the Isle of Man, considered competing applications for the appointment of a liquidator. Substantial knowledge of the e-gaming industry and its regulatory framework.


Athena Law, Director, 2018. Gough Law, Director, 2017. Gough Law, Advocate, 2014. 188BET, Legal and Compliance Manager, 2013. Laurence Keenan Advocates & Solicitors, Advocate, 2010.

Professional Memberships

Isle of Man Law Society.




International Compliance Association, International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, 2013-14. Isle of Man Bar Exams, 2008-2010. Manchester Metropolitan University, Bar Vocational Course, 2006-07. BPP Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 2005-06. University of Manchester - Institute of Science and Technology, Bachelor of Science (BSc), 2002-05. Fluent in French and English. Conversational German and Farsi.