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Alain Choo Choy QC

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Alain Choo Choy QC
Eminent figure in the energy market, who operates both domestically and internationally across a spectrum of commercial energy matters, with a particular focus on cases concerning the financing and ownership of large projects and resources. Key areas of expertise include mining and the upstream oil and gas industry. He frequently appears in both international arbitrations and court hearings, including those before the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the BVI Commercial Court.
"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."
Recent work: Acted in a dispute concerning the cancellation of a long-term contract of affreightment in respect of the transportation of all the petroleum products needed in Mauritius.

Strengths

Alain Choo Choy QC
"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."
Recent work: Acted in the long-running dispute between the Tchenguiz brothers and Grant Thornton and Kaupthing arising out of the collapse of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing during the onset of the global financial crisis and the Tchenguiz brothers’ subsequent arrest by the SFO in March 2011.