Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Rated as a Top Tier (Band 1) Firm in Corporate & Commercial Litigation for disputes up to £250 million. CANDEY is frequently in the High Court and appellate Courts. Applications for freezing injunctions, security for costs and the appointment of Court receivers are part of our everyday work.

We believe in a no-nonsense approach, to obtain fast and effective justice for our clients through clear, concise and effective persuasion. There are times that matters are not clear cut. Sometimes the existing law is wrong, and we will seek to challenge it. We think that because of our commercial nous we are better placed than most other law firms to understand the basis of laws, why they exist, and what they seek to protect. We offer courage and ambition to our clients to prosecute their claims or robustly defend their position, at the same time always appraising them of risk.

Unlike other lawyers we do not allow a lawyer’s lack of appetite for risk to infect the legal strategy. Judges conversely do not share that cautious approach as their job is to deliver justice as opposed to simply sitting on the fence. The judiciary’s power is immense and holds everyone to account. Our chief job is to harness that power for our clients.

We aim to use our commercial nous and academic understanding to work in partnership with the judiciary and our clients to guide them to the right result. We are strategic and tactical but we do not play games. We fight aggressively to protect and advance our clients’ rights but we believe in being polite and courteous to our legal opponents, who we often know very well. 

International Arbitration

CANDEY’s international arbitration group comprises seasoned experts with stellar reputations and an unfailing commitment to their clients. The Legal 500 2023 describes the group as “highly capable, matching the much bigger litigation and arbitration practices of leading UK and US firms in London; and it offers not only in-depth knowledge of the law and the mandates, but also solution finding and proactiveness.” Highly regarded by Chambers 2023 who state, "CANDEY is a growing boutique with a focus in international arbitration. The team is experienced handling commercial arbitrations, particularly those arising from joint venture and shareholder disputes. The firm demonstrates capability in handling disputes arising from the shipping and mining space, The team is experienced and very good on issues with a multijurisdictional element. CANDEY is a very client-orientated firm that cares about the client's needs. They're a very energetic and hard-working team

We act as counsel on behalf of multinational companies, businesses of all sizes, entrepreneurs, and high-net worth individuals, in arbitrations administered by all the major institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC and DIAC, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. The hallmarks of our approach are close partner-level involvement and lean, focused teams to ensure high-quality work output and cost efficiency and flexibility. 

The vast majority of our arbitration work contains multiple cross-border elements, most particularly in relation to the CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus. For that reason the CANDEY team is adept at working seamlessly with overseas counsel at all stages of the arbitration process as required. A number of partners have also sat as appointed arbitrators, and bring this experience of the other side of the hearing room to bear on our clients’ matters.

Whatever the institution, industry focus or geographical nexus, our international arbitration group has the expertise and experience to ensure that our clients’ cases are always advanced in the most compelling and persuasive terms.


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