“John Choong is a well-reputed arbitrator handling disputes in a broad array of sectors. He has notable expertise in ICC proceedings and other cross-border cases. Clients consider it to be 'his ability to communicate well that singles him out,' remarking that he 'expresses particular ideas clearly and concisely and gets across his message.'”
Interviewees single out disputes partner John Choong for his ability to bridge cultural and language barriers on matters involving PRC-based parties. Market commentators describe John Choong as 'impressively meticulous, 'providing 'thorough analysis, a candid opinion and efficient case management.' Sources add: 'He is very thoughtful and chooses his words carefully.' "
John Choong acts for major clients on investigations and regulatory compliance matters, and is also noted for his skilful handling of arbitration and other dispute resolution matters
John Choong has over a decade of expertise advising on China arbitrations, representing PRC and international clients alike. Also praised for his experience on regulatory and investigations work
John Choong is highly experienced in China-related international arbitrations, and has been acting as arbitration counsel in Asia for over 15 years, winning praise for his highly effective case management
International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year’ for both 2015 and 2016
‘He impressed us with his depth of experience, especially in dealing with the SFC in Hong Kong,’ said one client, who added: ‘Our case was very challenging to handle because it had a cross-border situation which created a lot of complexities, but John managed to bridge between the two jurisdictions expertly.’
Sources say John Choong is ‘down to earth,’ and praise him as ‘a good and technical lawyer.’ He has substantial experience in advising both international and regional corporate clients in commercial arbitration.
Market sources distinguish him for being commercial and a technically skilled performer, with one interviewee observing: ‘I wouldn’t like to be on the other side.’
Sweet & Maxwell, 2nd edition (co-editor) Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: Commentary and Annotations
Oxford University Press (co-editor) Asia Arbitration Handbook
Oxford University Press, 2nd edition (co-author) A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules
General Arbitration Editor Hong Kong White Book