Andrew is a specialist in shareholder disputes, company law and insolvency. He has acted for clients and teams all over the world including Russia, US, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Europe, Equatorial Guinea and the Caribbean. He regularly receives instructions and referrals from other international lawyers particularly in Russia, the Caribbean and US.
Chairman & Partner
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
Muhammed Haque QC
Mo Haque QC is a very experienced and client-focussed commercial litigator. He practised at the English Bar for eighteen years, during which period he took Silk (in 2015). He then spent time with a premier law firm in the British Virgin Islands. The Caribbean Legal 500 described him as a “first class heavyweight”. Missing the weather, he returned to the UK and joined CANDEY in 2019.
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, partnership disputes, shareholder and share sale disputes, civil fraud and trust claims, professional negligence and restraint of trade.
Leo is a partner and commercial litigator with extensive experience running High Court proceedings and trials. He acts for a broad range of clients comprising start-ups (including 2019 KPMG Best British Tech Startup), corporate finance houses, entrepreneurs and individuals. He has a track record of acting in complex, high value actions in both general commercial and shareholder disputes.
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.
Yuri is a specialist in complex litigation and arbitration across multiple jurisdictions including Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan (and other CIS countries) the Middle East and 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.
Laurence is a plain speaking commercial lawyer. After completing the BCL at Oxford University, Laurence trained and worked at Linklaters and subsequently moved to Baker & McKenzie. Laurence advises on all aspects of commercial law as well as Intellectual Property and Competition Law.
Audrius is experienced in a broad range of disputes, both in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in contractual disputes in contexts as varied as claims for breach of profit sharing agreements; shareholder and co-investor disputes; claims for breach of service contracts; or exclusive agency agreements. Audrius is one of the few English qualified partners in London who is also fluent in Russian, and has acted in a number of disputes related to parties or assets based in Russia or the CIS countries.
Duncan took a First from Pembroke College, Oxford. Duncan is a commercial disputes lawyer, with experience of courts and arbitral tribunals in the UK, the EU, Switzerland, the Caribbean, the Middle East and the US. He has particular expertise in financial services disputes, fraud and asset recovery, insolvency and restructuring.
Partner & Barrister
Lionel holds a Bachelor of Civil Law, MPhil (with distinction) and a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Rhodes scholar. As an undergraduate he took a double First and was top of his year at the University of Tasmania.
Ben Wells is a fluent Russian speaker and the majority of his work is focused on Russian-speaking clients. Ben’s is experienced in international litigation and dispute resolution related to commercial contracts, sale and carriage of goods, trading, investments, banking, company and shareholder disputes. Additional practice areas include public and private international law, cross-border insolvency, international civil fraud and enforcement, trusts, asset-tracing and recovery. Ben regularly represents clients in arbitration and in the English courts.
Mei has a broad range of experience in general commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Mei has acted for high profile individuals as well as in company related disputes; including minority shareholder and director disputes. Mei has significant court experience, and has had cases in both the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Sam studied law at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving the George Long Prize for obtaining the highest university mark in Civil Law II. After graduating, he taught contract and tort law to undergraduates at the University of Cambridge, and land law to undergraduates at King’s College, London. Sam is called to the Bar of England and Wales (Gray’s Inn, 2014).
William gained a First at undergraduate level and a Masters with Distinction from King’s College London prior to obtaining a Doctorate, followed by the GDL and BPTC at the University of Law, London. He received the University of Law’s Prize for the highest mark in Dispute Resolution. He was awarded a Lord Denning Scholarship and Hardwicke Entrance award by Lincoln’s Inn and gave the response to the Treasurer of Lincoln’s Inn as the student who had achieved the highest mark for the BTPC at Call.
Yahia joined CANDEY after training and practising as a solicitor at Linklaters. Prior to that he studied Law at the University of Cambridge. He has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice, as well as experience in employment disputes. He acts for a range of clients, from start-ups to financial institutions, and has particular expertise in technology-related disputes.
Sonia studied law at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She is a commercially aware litigator who is client focused at all stages of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She acts for a range of clients from private individuals to large corporate bodies both in the UK and abroad. Sonia has experience in bringing proceedings in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and under a variety of institutional arbitration rules.
Maninder has assisted on a wide range of cases at Candey, and has developed particular experience in acting for clients in high value commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining Candey, Maninder was awarded a First in Law from the University of Kent and completed his LPC at BPP Law School.
Cettrin joined the firm in 2015 as an apprentice and undertakes her academic legal studies on a part-time basis. She has been involved in numerous cases, assisting with trial preparation and supporting the fee earners with day to day litigation.
Alexander completed his legal studies and undertook the BPTC at City Law School in 2017/18. Alexander has prior experience in the range of work undertaken at CANDEY having previously worked in the BVI office of offshore commercial firms.
Elizabeth read History at Clare College, Cambridge where she was awarded a First, before completing the GDL and BPTC at City Law School. She was awarded an Astbury Scholarship and Queen Mother Scholarship, and volunteered with the Company Insolvency pro bono scheme. Elizabeth joined CANDEY in July 2019 and assists in all aspects of the firm’s practice.
Rory completed his undergraduate law degree at Trinity College, Oxford, before undertaking an LLM at the University of Chicago. He then took the BPTC at City Law School, which he completed in 2019.
Matthew studied Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Law at St John’s College Cambridge. His Master’s specialised in Commercial Law, for which he received First Class Honours. He is a Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn and was awarded an Outstanding on the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School (2018/19).
Daniel studied Law at Downing College, Cambridge before studying an LLM in International Commercial Law at UCL. He completed the BPTC at BPP London and was Called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in 2019. Alongside working for CANDEY, Daniel teaches Private International Law to undergraduate and notarial practice students at UCL.
William read History at St Hugh’s College, Oxford before teaching for two years on Teach First. He completed the GDL and BPTC LLM at the University of Law, achieving a Distinction. He was awarded a Hardwicke scholarship at Lincoln’s Inn, and volunteered with cases at the Special Educational Needs Tribunal. William joined CANDEY in September 2019 and assists in all aspects of the firm’s practice.
Alexander read History at the University of York. He studied the GDL at BPP University, achieving a Distinction, and the BPTC at the University of Law. He was awarded Inner Temple scholarships and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2019. Prior to joining CANDEY, Alexander has experience as an advocate in the County Court.
Adam completed his legal studies and undertook the LPC at BPP London in 2018. Adam has a range of experience working in various in-house legal teams as well as commercial law firms in UK and Turkey.