Can Yeginsu > Chambers of Mark Cannon QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Cannon QC
4 New Square

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Can combines a strong practice in international arbitration and commercial litigation (including civil fraud) with professional liability work and a busy commercial judicial review specialism, while also fostering a wider human rights and public international law practice, equivalent in depth and breadth to his commercial work. He is frequently instructed in disputes to the English Court’s jurisdiction. Recent/current work includes: Junior Counsel in Bazhanov and Morrins International v Fosman & Ors, a USD 18m claim brought in the Commercial Court by a former Russian deputy Minister of State in relation to interests in sunflower seed oil productions plants; Counsel for two foreign investors in a USD 125m investor-state arbitration against a CIS State; Junior Counsel in Marathon Asset Management v Seddon & Ors (multi-million Commercial Court unlawful means conspiracy and Wrotham Park damages claim, a Lawyer Magazine Top 20 case for 2016); sole Counsel in $80 million LCIA arbitration involving the operation of an oil terminal connected to the CPC pipeline; counsel for a leading German Bank in a US $75 million A1P1 (property rights) claim before the European Court of Human Rights; First Junior Counsel in £195 million A1P1 claim in Breyer Group Plc & Others v Department of Energy and Climate Change. In 2013, Can was named as one of ten “Stars at the Bar” by Legal Week Magazine.


M.A. (Oxon); LL.M. Harvard Law School; Procter Fellow, Princeton University; Called 2007; Visiting Professor of Investment Law and Arbitration, Koç University Law School.


Turkish (native), French (basic).




Literature, international affairs, politics, football, Istanbul.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareParticularly known in the area of freedom of expression.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareHe combines exceptional judgement with an encyclopaedic knowledge of commercial and investment arbitration.

4 New Square is a ‘set to watch‘ and ‘clearly growing as a force in both public international law and international arbitration‘, according to instructing solicitors. The set is especially strong at the senior junior end, with several barristers who are making strong names for themselves, including Can Yeginsu who was lead counsel for Turkmenistan in the ICSID dispute SECE Insaat v Turkmenistan.

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareProfound knowledge of freedom of expression and the quality of his work is superb.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareVery impressive and intelligent, and clearly communicates the legal and litigation strategy.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareCombines acute business sense with a thorough knowledge of English and international law.