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CANDEY
8 STONE BUILDINGS
LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3TA
England

Work Department

Litigation: Corporate & Commercial

Position

Mo Haque KC is a highly 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.

Mo’s workload spans the borders of the Caribbean, CIS, USA, UAE and the Far East. He advises on company and commercial disputes, acting for shareholders, directors and partners. He has considerable experience of international insolvency acting for liquidators, receivers and creditors. His practice covers enforcement, contract and tort issues and the professional negligence of business, construction and legal professionals. Being of a scientific slant, he also enjoys technology cases.

He has appeared in the Courts of England, the BVI and Cayman Islands. He has also acted in international arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules.

His recent interesting cases include:

  • Representing a Russian oil refinery in arbitral proceedings (involving multiple challenges to jurisdiction) and in parallel acting on a £200million freezing injunction, leading eventually to Russian insolvency proceedings.
  • Representing an individual shareholder in a £30 million dispute involving the ownership of shares in part of a famous chain of hotels.  Issues of director’s liabilities and responsibilities, derivative claims in complex structures and equitable remedies.
  • Acting in one of the first legal disputes over the ownership of millions of dollars of contested Bitcoin held by a HK-registered crypto-currency exchange, with multinational parties under BVI law.
  • Defending a £20million claim brought by Irina Abramovich for breach of trust by a former employee.
  • Tracing the assets of one of the wealthiest individuals in the UK to seek enforcement of a £100million judgment.
  • Acting for trustee in bankruptcy in the £2billion Petters fraud in the Cayman Islands in issues about the priority of claimants.
  • Acting for Vincent Tchenguiz in the long-running £600million dispute against his brother, Robert.
  • He is the author of several texts, the most recent of which are the 2018 BVI and Cayman Island chapters of Global Legal Insights “International Arbitration”. He has also contributed to Emden’s Construction Law.

Career

CANDEY (Partner), 2019-date; Campbells, BVI (Partner), 2017-2019; Crown Office Chambers, 1998-2017, QC (2015).

Languages

Bengali (written and spoken).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association, TECBAR

Education

Oxford University (MA), City University (MA in Law).

Leisure

Sport: Participating:  Skiing, Football, Cricket; Supporting: Liverpool FC, Leicestershire CCC.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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 lawyerAndrew 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.