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Recommended by Legal 500 (Banking & Finance, Commercial Litigation, Energy and Natural Resources, International Arbitration, Professional Negligence and Civil Fraud), Chambers & Partners UK (Commercial Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Civil Fraud, International Arbitration and Energy & Natural Resources) 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.

"He is approachable and happy to speak, even on short notice. His advice, input and contributions are invaluable." "He is very hard-working and responsive. He is incredibly user-friendly and a superb advocate. Chambers UK 2022 - Banking & Finance

"Very quick and sharp-witted on his feet. He has great instincts." Chambers UK 2022 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"He incredibly intellectual, very sharp and comes up with points that elude the rest of the Bar." "His turnaround time on matters is remarkable." Chambers UK 2022 - Energy & Natural Resources

"He is very hard-working, user-friendly and bright. He's great with clients and a great team player." Chambers UK 2022 - Fraud: Civil

"He is great to work with - he is very bright, analytical and has an excellent manner with clients." "He is incisive and persuasive both on his feet and in writing." Chambers UK 2022 - International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance

"A great choice for complicated international disputes." "He grasps a very large volume of information very quickly." Chambers Global 2021 - Commercial Dispute Resolution 

"He is superb." "Alain is really outstanding." Chambers Global 2021 - Energy & Natural Resources  

"He's bright, very easy to work with, great with clients and clear and articulate around the most complex contractual cases. He's a good oral advocate and gives clients commercial and practical advice." Chambers Global 2021 - International Arbitration: Counsel

"Extremely smart and hands-on" Legal 500 2021 - Commercial Litigation

"Combines truly brilliant legal ability with unparalleled empathy for clients and an exceptional capacity as a team player. He thinks round every conceivable corner and comes up with fresh, insightful ideas about causes of action and defences." Legal 500 2021 - Banking and Finance

"Very dynamic, very effective and full of ideas, he combines truly brilliant legal ability with unparalleled empathy for clients." Legal 500 2021 - Energy

"Bright and readily available for ongoing issues which arise in complex multi-jurisdictional matters." Legal 500 2021 - Fraud:Civil

"A genius with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, brilliant on paper and a very smooth advocate. He’s incredibly responsive and hard working. Clients love him and arbitrators respect him. He’s the full package and one of the best international arbitration silks at the Bar." Legal 500 2021 - International Arbitration: Counsel

"He is a fantastic oral advocate and has a good way of making his dispute come alive with his inventive ideas." "Alain is technically superb, very hard-working, responsive and client-friendly." "He is very bright and analytical." Chambers UK 2021 - Energy & Natural Resources

"Clever, hard-working and a real team player, he is a pleasure to work with and a great advocate who is on top of every point." Chambers UK 2021 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"Very bright and analytical." "Always really positive no matter how difficult the case." Chambers UK 2021 - International Arbitration

Market commentators say that Alain Choo Choy QC , who is based in London, has "a very good reputation in Mauritius," and he is described as a "brilliant lawyer." He is involved in high-profile disputes work. Sources say: "He has a prodigious grasp of the facts and is a delight to work with." Chambers UK 2021 - General Business Law - Mauritius
 
Alain is, for the heaviest of cases, a truly unique combination of outstanding intellectual and forensic power and excellent team skills.” Legal 500 2020 – Commercial Litigation

Very hard working, collegiate and engaging and kind with clients – he is a delight to work with.” Legal 500 2020 – Banking and Finance

He has brilliant people skills, even when under tremendous pressure.” Legal 500 2020 – Civil: Fraud

Very hardworking, collegiate, engaging and kind with clients.” Legal 500 2020 - Energy

"His strategic thinking is up there with the best." "No one is more hard-working than Alain and he is able to form effective teams that clients can work with well." Chambers and Partners UK 2020 - Banking & Finance

"He is a fantastic oral advocate and has a good way of making his dispute come alive with his inventive ideas." "Alain is technically superb, very hard-working, responsive and client-friendly." "He is very bright and analytical." Chambers and Partners UK 2020 - Energy & Natural Resources 

"He combines a very good brain with a wonderful affability that can defuse difficult situations." "He's approachable and always willing to help." "He's bright, personable and very well thought of." "He's incredibly genial and a pleasure to work with. He's also a very effective cross-examiner." Chambers and Partners UK 2020 - Civil Fraud

"Very bright and analytical." "Always really positive no matter how difficult the case." Chambers and Partners UK 2020 - International Arbitration: Counsel 

"Clever, hard-working and a real team player, he is a pleasure to work with and a great advocate who is on top of every point." Chambers and Partners UK 2020 - Commercial Dispute Resolution 

"Very intelligent, likeable, open-minded and works with you as part of the team." Legal 500 2019 - Banking & Finance

"An outstanding commercial silk who comes up with solutions few others would think of." Legal 500 2019 - Commercial Litigation 

"A strong presence in the market – technically superb, very hardworking and responsive." Legal 500 2019 - Energy

"A technically excellent and forensic barrister." Legal 500 2019 - Civil Fraud

"Very knowledgeable." Legal 500 2019 - Professional Negligence

"A charming barrister who people listen to, he's got the capacity to argue anything." "He's a real pleasure to work with, and is very approachable, collaborative and responsive." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

"Superb intellect." "Very approachable and a pleasure to work with." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 - International Arbitration: Counsel

"Incredibly clever. He manages to articulate both legal concepts and strategies in a very user-friendly and commercial manner." "Very thorough and easy to work with." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 - Fraud: Civil

"Very bright and very enthusiastic, he's someone you definitely want on your side at trial or at a hearing. He's quite creative and always fizzing with ideas on how to deal with things." "He's fiercely bright and very constructive in his dealings with solicitors and clients." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 - Energy & Natural Resources

"He's an enthusiastic and very inventive advocate." Chambers and Partners UK 2019 - Banking & Finance