One of the few law firms to have two cases in The Lawyer ‘Top 20 of 2015’, CANDEY is recognised by The Lawyer, Legal Business, Chambers and the Legal 500 as a leading litigation law firm.
Our litigation team specialises in a wide range of international commercial, financial and technology disputes, including contract, company and shareholder claims, insolvency, fraud, and professional negligence.
Our clients range from large global corporations to successful entrepreneurs. We regularly work with or on behalf of other lawyers in other jurisdictions, particularly the British Virgin Islands and USA.
Our approach to litigation is thoroughly commercial. We think innovatively and work in partnership with our clients to advise, protect and add value to our clients’ business, assets and interests.
With business nous Ashkhan provides legal and commercial direction to his clients and has a long track record of successive wins and major settlements in the High Court and International Arbitrations.
Ashkhan has full rights of audience as a Solicitor Advocate of the Supreme Court in England. He has been called to the Bar in England and admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (non-practising) in the British Virgin Islands (Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean).
Approachable and very commercial Ashkhan is repeatedly instructed and recommended by his clients because he understands and is in touch with their needs. He always seeks to empower clients and is a plain speaker who gets straight to the point. He primarily acts for entrepreneurs and multinationals and is always keen to secure early solutions to disputes where possible.
Andrew is a specialist in shareholder disputes, company law and insolvency. He has acted for clients and teams all over the world (including the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Europe, Equatorial Guinea and the Caribbean). He regularly receives instructions and referrals from other international lawyers particularly in the US. He has acted in numerous unfair prejudice petitions. Recent successes include acting for a minority shareholder against a large NASDAQ listed technology company, a US$ 150 million settlement in proceedings before the courts of Bermuda, and a ground-breaking US$ 500 million arbitration against an international investment bank. Current cases include a petition against a large group of companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and two €100 million fraud claims against an international bank. Andrew regularly acts in international arbitrations with a particular knowledge of the rules of LCIA, ICC and HKIAC. He has been involved in insolvency work throughout his career, from acting for the Bank of India in the BCCI litigation to representing insolvency practitioners, entrepreneurs and directors at every level. He spent time in-house for Nissan during the global financial crisis of 2008. Andrew takes appointments as an LPA Receiver and is admitted as a Solicitor in the British Virgin Islands (Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean).
A founding Partner of CANDEY, Nigel was Managing Partner & Chairman of Tarlo Lyons during the time when that firm experienced dynamic growth. A highly experienced commercial litigator by background, Nigel has wide knowledge of the commercial legal sector and, together with members of the Management board, leads the strategy of the firm
Richard is an experienced litigator who consistently achieves success for clients across a broad range of commercial disputes. He acts primarily for clients in the High Court and international arbitrations, and has extensive experience in relation to injunctions, IP & IT, shareholder and share sale disputes, civil fraud and trust claims, professional negligence and restraint of trade. Richard trained and qualified at Tarlo Lyons where he practised for 12 years before joining the firm.
A litigator focused on the big picture and clients’ objectives, Leo acts for a number of entrepreneurs and corporations, advising on contractual and corporate disputes. Leo studied at University in London and Paris and trained at Edwin Coe LLP. He is fluent in French.
Lucy is a corporate crime lawyer who successfully defends individual and corporate clients against allegations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, unauthorised exports and general business crime. She also assists her commercial litigation colleagues in prosecuting criminal conduct within commercial disputes and conducts internal investigations for corporate clients, advising on anti-bribery and corruption policies. Lucy previously practised at DLA Piper UK LLP and Tarlo Lyons. She is the co-founder of the Female Fraud Forum, a network of female lawyers.
James is an accomplished Solicitor Advocate with a wealth of experience in advising clients from a range of sectors on complex and high value commercial disputes. He has extensive familiarity with proceedings brought both in the English High Court and under a variety of institutional arbitration rules. Most of his work has typically involved a cross border element, Russia and the CIS in particular. James acts for a diverse array of individuals, office-holders and corporates. He trained and qualified at Herbert Smith, which included a 6 month secondment to its Moscow office, before spending almost a decade in the London offices of two top tier US practices prior to joining CANDEY in July 2017.
Yuri is a specialist in complex litigation and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan (and other CIS countries) and the Middle East, Africa for both corporations and individuals. Actions range from multi-million dollar multi-jurisdictional fraud claims through to shareholders disputes, partnership disputes, foreign law claims, enforcing foreign judgments, construction disputes, actions for and against directors, defamation, breach of contract, tort and insolvency. Yuri is regularly invited to speak as an expert on a variety of topics regarding doing business in Russia/Former Soviet Union (‘FSU’). Notable recent litigation cases involved a shareholders dispute regarding 600m USD asset in Russia which involved SCC arbitration proceedings and related interim injunctions in the BVI and Cyprus; challenging English insolvency proceedings on behalf of an international creditor; appointing administrators over the estate of Boris Berezovsky, an action on behalf of a Russian airline against a London based ‘Oligarch’, acting on behalf of the Russian Region of Samara in enforcing Russian Judgments against a Russian ‘Oligarch’. Yuri often acts in concert with lawyers from across the CIS/Middle east/Africa to provide access to international dispute resolution solutions for clients.
Jonathan acts for a range of clients from private individuals to major corporations, across a variety of sectors. Jonathan specialises in handling large scale commercial disputes, such as; breach of contract claims, professional negligence actions, and shareholder disputes, often with an international element. He also has experience in relation to matters involving insolvent companies, and advising trustees around disputes resulting from insolvency proceedings. In April 2015 Jonathan was seconded to the in-house legal team at Jones Lang LaSalle, a Fortune 500 company, where he was responsible for handling a mixed workload of contentious and non-contentious matters. Jonathan trained and qualified at Irwin Mitchell before joining CANDEY in January 2017.
Sonia has a broad practice focussing on commercial litigation and international arbitration. Sonia’s experience covers a range of industry sectors such as the energy, financial services, real estate, infrastructure and insurance sectors. Sonia has a broad range of experience of high value commercial disputes in the English Courts. Sonia’s international arbitration experience is also varied, representing clients in multiple jurisdictions under both the ICC and LCIA rules. Sonia trained and qualified at White & Case LLP before joining CANDEY in November 2017. Sonia obtained a First Class degree from University College London and a distinction in her GDL and LPC (BPP Law School and Kaplan Law School respectively). She is also fluent in Spanish.
Akram acts for a range of international clients advising on contractual and corporate disputes, with a particular interest in UK and cross-border insolvency work. Akram studied at Cambridge and King’s College London and trained at Dentons. He is a keen marathon runner having run 35 marathons and is fluent in Arabic.
Sonia graduated from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 2017.