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Chooi & Company - partnere-Christopher Leong

Dispute Resolution

DL  +603 2055 3903


Frequently mandated on shareholder, insolvency and banking disputes. He is well regarded by market commentators, who describe him as ‘very well prepared and on top of the facts of (sic) law’.

Is highlighted for his superb corporate and commercial litigation practice, where he demonstrates in-depth expertise in securities and banking disputes.


Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, and banking and securities litigation. In addition, he acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, both locally and overseas, and presides as an arbitrator in arbitrations. Christopher has been inducted into the Dispute Resolution Hall of Fame in Malaysia by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. More recently, he has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific in the 2022 Edition; named an Elite Practitioner by Asialaw Leading Lawyers for Dispute Resolution in the 2022 Edition; named as one of Malaysia’s Top 100 Lawyers of 2022 by Asia Business Law Journal; and as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2022. Christopher has also been included in the inaugural The Legal 500 The Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022.

Christopher was the 30th President of the Malaysian Bar (2013-2015) and was the President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific (2017-2019).

Christopher is empanelled as an arbitrator of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is a member of the Panel of Mediators and Adjudicators of the Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC). He has previously served on the Advisory Council of the AIAC.

He is a member of the Taylor’s University Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel; a member of the Industry Advisory Board Monash University Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE); and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a non-profit public policy research institute in Malaysia. 

Christopher is the recipient of the University of Nottingham Alumni Laureate Lifetime Achievement Award 2018.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics & Philosophy), Monash University
  • LLB (Hons), University of Nottingham
  • Called as a barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Admitted and enrolled as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya