Alain Choo Choy QC

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Alain Choo Choy QC, a barrister at One Essex Court, has variously been described as “a heavyweight”, “massively intelligent, thorough, and exceptionally clear analyst” and the “first port of call for many of the City’s leading solicitors”.

His career gained even more momentum when he established himself as a leading commercial QC just three years after taking silk and he was named in The Lawyer magazine’s Hot 100 for 2012.

Alain's practice covers the full range of company and commercial litigation, arbitration and advisory work. He has a particular interest in cases involving banking, civil fraud, jurisdiction and conflict of law disputes and has experience at all levels of the High Court, including appellate.

His work included being one of three QC big guns representing Oleg Deripaska, the owner of RUSAL, the world’s largest aluminium company in his £1 billion litigation battle with Israeli entrepreneur and industrialist Michael Cherney. The case which was settled followed a year that saw Alain acting for a variety of parties, including Lehman Brothers Commodity Services and the British Arab Commercial Bank.

Alain was educated at a French grammar school and graduated in Law (first-class honours) from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1991 and took silk in 2009.

Aged 19, Alain was the youngest member of a table tennis team representing Mauritius at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. 

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