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Practice Summary

Recommended by Legal 500 (Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud), Chambers & Partners UK (Banking & Finance, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Energy & Natural Resources, Civil Fraud and International Arbitration) and Legal Experts (Banking, Commercial Litigation & Fraud) and named as one of the “Hot 100” by The Lawyer magazine for 2012, Alain Choo Choy QC's practice covers the full range of company and commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work. He has a particular interest in cases involving banking and financial services, civil fraud, jurisdiction and conflict of laws disputes. Alain has experience at all levels of the High Court, including the appellate courts.  In addition, he has appeared before the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court), the Office of the Rail Regulator, the Technology and Construction Court, the Grand  Court of the Cayman Islands, the BVI Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, the Mauritius Supreme Court and in various commercial arbitrations governed under a variety of rules, both in England and abroad (in particular, Paris, Hong Kong & Singapore). Alain is fluent in French.


"Phenomenally clever, he has a prodigious grasp of the facts, and is a delight to work with due to his responsiveness and quality analysis of a case." "A rigorous intellectual debater." (Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"Fun to work with, innovative and a tenacious advocate." "He is very clever and very enthusiastic, and has a great grasp of the detail in a case." (Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Banking & Finance) 

"A pleasure to work with." "An excellent silk. At the top of his game and an obvious choice for tough cases." (Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Fraud: Civil)

"Has a highly pronounced work ethic and the ability to both comprehend the full factual scenario and get to grips with hugely complex points of law." "He has a mathematical brain, and is incredibly methodical." (Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - Energy & Natural Resources) 

"Fantastic with clients, quick-thinking and a good cross-examiner. He pitches his submission at the right level and gets engagement from the tribunal." (Chambers and Partners UK 2018 - International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance) 

"He is incredibly hard-working and has a very nice manner with solicitors and judges." "An excellent trial advocate whom judges really listen to." (Chambers and Partner UK 2017 - Commercial Dispute Resolution)

"He is utterly charming and clearly knows the detail. Judges trust and react very well to him." "Extremely bright, he is a very powerful advocate." Chambers and Partners UK 2017 - Banking and Finance

'Very bright and a pleasure to work with'. Chambers and Partners UK 2017 - Civil Fraud

'Incredibly hard working, very good and a very nice lawyer who is absolutely dedicated to his work.' 'He's a mathematical guy so he's very methodical and a seriously good silk.' Chambers and Partners UK 2017 - Energy & Natural Resources

'Bright, dynamic, intelligent and user friendly.' Chambers UK 2017 - International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

'He is scarily bright, and very good at seeing the bigger picture. He cuts through swathes of law and facts to get to the nub of the issues". "He offers robust advice and has particularly good experience in Russian disputes". Chambers UK 2016

'Alain Choo Choy QC ‘never identifies a problem without also identifying its solution’.' (Legal 500 2013)

'Alain Choo Choy QC is part of an emerging generation of future star silks, who is known for his excellent work on commodities cases. He is "just superb" and "astonishingly thorough," and is appreciated for his "obvious fascination with and enthusiasm for cases."' (Chambers & Partners 2013)

'Real details man" Alain Choo Choy QC "devours papers." Instructing solicitors deem him "an astonishing lawyer" and "one of the brightest of his generation." ' (Chambers & Partners 2013)

'The "very, very clever" Alain Choo Choy QC finds himself up in the rankings after a "phenomenally busy" year.' (Chambers & Partners 2013)

"Alain Choo Choy QC has quickly established himself as a "first port of call for many of the City's leading solicitors." (Chambers & Partners 2012)