Andrew Dunn > CANDEY > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation: Corporate & Commercial


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. Recent successes include acting for a minority shareholder against a large NASDAQ technology company, a US$ 150 million settlement in proceedings before the courts of Bermuda, a ground-breaking US$ 500 million arbitration against an international investment bank, settlement of a complex commercial payment processing claim and success against the UK Government in the Supreme Court in a matter concerning pension rights. Current cases include a multi-million pound fraud claim against a bank, an off-shore trust claim, conspiracy claims against a finance house and a professional advisory firm, worldwide freezing injunction proceedings on behalf of an overseas bank, a warranty claim for a global manufacturer, a London partnership dispute, and an international Bitcoin dispute. 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 worked in-house for Nissan during the 2008 global financial crisis. Andrew takes appointments as an LPA Receiver and is admitted as a Solicitor in the British Virgin Islands (Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean).


Penningtons, London (2002); partner, CANDEY (2011).


Newcastle University (Law and Accountancy); College of Law, Chester.


Sport, mountaineering, shooting, art, music and wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Andrew Dunn – CANDEY

The ‘talented, client-oriented lawyers‘ at boutique firm CANDEY are routinely instructed on heavyweight litigation, particularly in relation to the CIS, the US, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Cyprus; and the team regularly appears inBVI courts and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, in addition to its High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court work. The practice is co-led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey, a seasoned litigator with an enviable track record in successful court proceedings; and Andrew Dunn, who is an expert in shareholder disputes, company law and insolvency. At senior solicitor level, Serene Allen regularly acts (as lead fee earner) in cases concerning general commercial disputes, financial services litigation, and insolvency-related matters; and Mei Wong‘s experience covers company-related disputes, including minority shareholder and director conflicts. In July 2023, former partner Muhammed Haque KC joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Fielding ‘a very knowledgeable and experienced team that can handle complex arbitrations‘, CANDEY is a go-to boutique for arbitration disputes involving clients from the CIS, US, British Virgin Islands, and Cyprus. The team is co-headed by name partner Ashkhan Candey and shareholder disputes expert Andrew DunnJames Collins acts in big-ticket referrals from the CIS; Yuri Botiuk is ‘a very knowledgeable lawyer‘; and James Glaysher specialises in international commercial arbitration. Senior solicitor Serene Allen acts in a range of cases.