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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 > 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 3

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareYou know when you give him a piece of work, be it a pleading, evidence or skeleton, that it will come back in a state of perfection and that any issues he identifies will be matched by clever solutions – a dream junior barrister.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Can Yeginsu4 New SquareA first-class international lawyer, with a very impressive breadth of expertise in the field. He has an unusual breadth of experience, spanning both commercial law and human rights, which is a great asset in cases that include elements of both.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Can Yeginsu – 4 New Square ‘Falls into the exceptional category for us. Although he is not yet in silk, he clearly operates at that level, instilling trust and confidence in all professional settings.