Legal 500 - 2023

Dispute Resolution - Commercial Mid-Market - Top Tier 1

"'Committed to getting great results for clients', boutique practice CANDEY consistently acts for both large corporations and entrepreneurs in major shareholder and joint venture disputes; and it regularly assists with disputes involving the CIS, US, British Virgin Islands and Cyprus. In London, most of the firm's work is predominantly in the High Court, but the team's experience also includes appearances in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Managing partner and 'amazing' litigator Ashkhan Candey has a particular interest in lawyers’ rights and access to justice; 'exceptional lawyer' Andrew Dunn is a specialist in shareholder disputes; and Muhammed Haque KC is sought out for significant company and commercial disputes. The track record of senior solicitor Mei Wong includes acting for corporations and high-profile individuals in company-related disputes, particularly minority shareholder and boardroom fallouts."

‘Working with Candey has been a fantastic experience – probably the best I’ve had with any firm. From the moment you walk in, you are made to feel that the firm cares and is committed to getting great results for clients.

‘Candey gets to the point, works quickly and efficiently, and is results orientated. The lawyers also really listen to you and collaborate on decisions.’

‘Candey is very professional – a very strong partner-led client experience, which is not by any means necessarily the case these days – it is very reassuring.’

‘The standout person is Ashkhan Candey himself. He’s amazing – nothing phases him. He is determined, strong and genuinely concerned about getting clients a great result.

‘Ashkhan Candey is a true ideas person, but one of the things I was very impressed with is that he includes clients in the process, talking through different ideas, various approaches, and the pros and cons of each. He is transparent and direct.

‘Andrew Dunn is an exceptional lawyer, who is always very attuned to what his clients need to achieve from the litigation process.’

‘Muhammed Haque KC is always ready to help and share his experience with clients.’

‘James Glaysher thinks out of the box and is very meticulous.’

Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration - Tier 5

"‘Very strong litigation and arbitration boutique‘ CANDEY mostly acts in cross-border matters, particularly in relation to the CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus. The group is jointly led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn, who has knowledge of the LCIA, ICC and HKIAC rules. The practice further comprises ‘outstanding lawyer‘ James Collins and Yuri Botiuk, who acts in strategically significant mandates. International commercial arbitration specialist James Glaysher recently joined as partner from Akin Gump LLP, where he was counsel."

Very good firm with great client relationships and market reputation.’

‘Candey is a very strong litigation and arbitration boutique.’

‘The team is 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.’

‘Candey’s competent, serious and pleasant group combines knowledge, speed, and the ability to throw in extra resources.’

James Collins is an outstanding lawyer with a valuable understanding of the intricacies of international dispute resolution. He is thorough, determined and dedicated.

‘Yuri Botiuk is highly recommended.’

‘Yuri Botiuk is very strong and talented, as regards the strategy and tactics of cases – with Yuri, clients feel in safe hands.

‘Yuri Botiuk shows excellent judgement, strategic thinking and good timing. He is creative, approachable and efficient.

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Chambers 2023

Highly Regarded

"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."

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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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