The Legal 500 – 2022


“Boutique firm CANDEY has a strong track record featuring in significant High Court and Court of Appeal cases that have either created new law or clarified existing law. Also notable is that the practice is highly rated for disputes involving the CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus. The group is jointly led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn, who is a specialist in shareholder disputes and company law matters. Also integral to the group is Muhammed Haque QC, who regularly appears as leading counsel in high-profile and high-value commercial litigation. James Collins is experienced in proceedings brought in the English High Court. Yuri Botiuk is also a key individual. At senior solicitor level, Mei Wong has a broad range of experience in general commercial litigation and ADR matters”.


“Commercial litigation and international arbitration boutique CANDEY is predominantly focused on cross-border work, and the ‘very good City firm’ is particularly active in CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus-related matters. Experienced commercial dispute partners Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn co-head the practice, which includes James Collins, who is particularly sought after for big-ticket Russia-related referrals, and Yuri Botiuk, who has over 20 years’ experience in acting for clients from the former Soviet Union”.

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The Legal 500 – 2021

‘Boutique firm CANDEY is ‘a one-stop, top-quality shop for any litigation matter, and provides very good, commercial and focused advice’…clients praise the practice for being ‘responsive, knowledgeable, strategic and tactical – you feel confident that they can achieve results.’

The practice is highly regarded for disputes in the mining, oil and gas, banking, and hotels and leisure sectors.

‘The Candey team has strength at all levels of seniority and is effective and competent.’

‘The firm provides excellent and sound advice..practical, knowledgeable, stress-free-lawyers’

‘Confident, Effective, Highly recommended – very confident and experienced lawyers, creative and strategic thinking, always ready to assist with advice, time-bound.’

‘Attention to detail. Practical and effective approach.’

‘Very knowledgeable and effective in approach.’

‘Very efficient and focused on the result. They are the best choice for CIS-based clients looking for a reliable counsel for international arbitration in London or under English law. They know how to manage the case and present it in the best possible way.’

The Lawyer Awards

2020 Finalist ‘Boutique Firm of the Year – City’.

The Lawyer Awards – 2020

Finalist ‘Law company of the year’.

Legal Business – 2019

“With an ever-growing reputation in the City disputes market, this 20-lawyer firm regularly clashes with some of the UK’s biggest firms in the courtroom”

The Legal 500 – 2019

“CANDEY is praised for its ‘attention to detail and capacity to work under pressure’. The practice is rated for complex shareholder, securities and joint venture disputes. ‘The team is very logical and has great lateral thinkers who are analytical; they also display a great deal of creativity in problem solving'”

The Lawyer Awards 2018

Finalist ‘Boutique Firm of the Year – City’. City litigation boutique CANDEY is increasingly carving out a reputation as one of the UK’s leading disputes-focused firms, thanks partly to its willingness to embrace damages-based contingency fee agreements. As a result, the firm has won instructions to act on a raft of leading cases and arbitrations in the international arena in its core sectors of technology, financial services, international trade and hotel and leisure.

Chambers UK Rankings – 2017

Litigation: Highly Regarded – London (Firms) – Dispute-focused firm with a burgeoning reputation in the London litigation market. Acts on behalf of several prestigious hotels and resorts.

“CANDEY’s team was diligent, understanding and exceedingly skilled in managing all aspects of the case”

“They have been wonderful to work with”

Legal Business Awards 2017

Highly Commended, Finalist – Boutique of The Year. This litigation boutique has become an established player in a highly competitive market…working on high-profile cases, usually up against major City firms, such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

The Lawyer Awards 2015

Runner-up ‘Boutique Firm of the Year – City’.

The Lawyer Awards 2014

Runner-up ‘Boutique Firm of the Year – City’.

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