Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff
Tel: +603 2055 3888
Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, and banking and securities litigation. He is well versed with issues that customarily arise in litigation with cross-border elements. Additionally, he practices in the area of constitutional and administrative law, and public interest litigation.
Christopher also acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations. He is empanelled as an arbitrator with the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Hainan International Arbitration Court (HIAC).
In the field of dispute resolution, Christopher has been named as a Leading Individual/Lawyer in Malaysia by Asia Pacific Legal 500 since 2004, Chambers Asia since 2009, The Asialaw Leading Lawyer since 2008, and as a Market-leading Lawyer in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of Asialaw Profiles. He is also named as a Dispute Resolution Star in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 and 2019, and is listed as one of the World’s Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers in the Expert Guides, 2012 edition.
Presently, Christopher is a member of the AIAC Advisory Council; a member of the Taylor’s University Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel; a member on the advisory board of Monash University Degree for Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE); a recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Nottingham; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a non-profit cross-partisan think tank foundation in Malaysia.
Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in economics and philosophy in 1984 from Monash University, Australia, and completed reading law (LLB) at the University of Nottingham in 1988. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1989 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.