Yuri Botiuk > CANDEY > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation: Corporate & Commercial


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. Yuri is regularly invited to speak as an expert on a variety of topics regarding doing business in Russia/Former Soviet Union (‘FSU’) and emerging markets. 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; shareholders’ arbitration dispute relating to a Russian bank involving numerous Cypriot and High Court injunctions, shareholders’ arbitration dispute regarding a CIS coal mine, contractual disputes regarding oil commodities. Yuri often acts in concert with lawyers from across the CIS/Middle East/Africa to provide access to international dispute resolution solutions for clients.


Partner, McGrigors (2008– 2012); partner, Pinsent Masons (2012–2016); partner, Grosvenor Law (2016–2017); partner, CANDEY (2017).


Ukrainian & Russian


University of Sheffield LLB (1994–1997)


Opera and travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Commercial litigation and international arbitration boutique CANDEY is predominantly focused on cross-border work, and the ‘very good City firm‘ is particularly active in CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus-related matters. Experienced commercial dispute partners Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn co-head the practice, which includes James Collins, who is particularly sought after for big-ticket Russia-related referrals, and Yuri Botiuk, who has over 20 years’ experience in acting for clients from the former Soviet Union.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Boutique firm CANDEY has a strong track record featuring in significant High Court and Court of Appeal cases that have either created new law or clarified existing law. Also notable is that the practice is highly rated for disputes involving the CIS, US, BVI and Cyprus. The group is jointly led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey and Andrew Dunn, who is a specialist in shareholder disputes and company law matters. Also integral to the group is Muhammed Haque QC, who regularly appears as leading counsel in high-profile and high-value commercial litigation. James Collins is experienced in proceedings brought in the English High Court. Yuri Botiuk is also a key individual. At senior solicitor level, Mei Wong has a broad range of experience in general commercial litigation and ADR matters.