“Mikhail Vishnyakov is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Mikhail’s clients include high-net-worth individuals and major corporates. He is experienced in designing and implementing a litigation strategy tailored to each dispute”

Mikhail’s practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation. Mikhail also advises on financial sanctions and compliance issues.

He has particular expertise in disputes arising out of M&A transactions and complex shareholder conflicts. He regularly acts in claims concerning assets in the emerging markets and the CIS. Mikhail has experience of arbitrations conducted under the major arbitral institutions and rules, including LCIA, ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL.

His sector experience includes manufacturing, metals and mining, oil and gas, retail, FinTech, media and financial services.


Mikhail joined Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP from the dispute resolution department of  Linklaters LLP, where he practicised for over 7 years and was recognised by the Legal 500 as a key lawyer in the arbitration team.

Mikhail trained and qualified as a solicitor at SJ Berwin LLP.  Mikhail read Law at the University of Bristol. He also holds a Diploma in International Arbitration from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mikhail is a Solicitor Advocate and is also registered as an Advocate with the Cyprus Bar Association.

He is fluent in English and Russian and moderate in Greek.

What the legal directories say

The testimonial in the Legal 500 describes Mikhail as:

“…a tenacious litigator. He relishes the fight, and presses for every legitimate advantage for his client. He works hard to ensure that all the angles have been considered and covered. It is great to have him in your corner.”

Professional Groups

Mikhail is a member of the following: CIARB; ICC YAF; LCIA Young International Arbitration Group; Ukrainian Arbitration Association; RAA40; Hungarian Arbitration Association; Young ISTAC; Young ICCA; and Cyprus Bar Association.