Mr Mikhail Vishnyakov > Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Litigation; Fraud: Civil; Financial Sanctions.




Trainee Solicitor and Solicitor at SJ Berwin LLP (2009-2014); Solicitor at Linklaters LLP (2014-2021); joined Cooke, Young & Keidan in 2021 as Counsel and made Partner in 2023.


Law Society of England and Wales; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; LCIA Young International Arbitration Group; ICC YAF.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Commercial and financial disputes boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP routinely acts against major financial institutions and sovereign states, being generally free of conflicts of interest. Sinead O’Callaghan specialises in disputes emanating from Africa, South and Central America, and Russia and former CIS countries; Mikhail Vishnyakov is ‘capable of resolving exceptional cases‘; and associate Tulsi Bhatia has significant international arbitration expertise. In 2022, Jon Felce and Natalie Todd joined as partners from PCB Byrne, while former partner Daniel Burbeary joined Gresham Legal.

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

The disputes practice at litigation boutique Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP is ‘a dynamic force able to deliver results for clients‘. The firm is increasingly active in commodities disputes, among recent examples being two FOSFA arbitrations, and the defense of an award rendered in an International Cotton Association arbitration. Sinead O’Callaghan and Mikhail Vishnyakov are the key partners, In 2022, the firm hired Jon Felce and Natalie Todd from specialist fraud firm PCB Byrne LLP, who are both ‘excellent litigators with a close eye to detail, a strong strategic sense and very strong analytical skills‘.  Their expertise in civil fraud, enforcement, asset recovery and banking litigation is frequently called upon for commodities cases.