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Rupert Choat

Rupert Choat

Rupert is a barrister at Atkin Chambers. He has specialised since 1997 in construction, engineering, PFI/PPP, energy and similar disputes. He has considerable experience in related claims involving professional negligence as well as bonds and guarantees.

Rupert has worked on disputes concerning projects in over 50 jurisdictions, with most of them governed by the local law. He is an experienced advocate from the English Court of Appeal to arbitration venues around the world.

Rupert is a practising arbitrator and has sat in ICC, SCC, DIAC and ad hoc arbitrations. He has also acted as the expert in expert determinations. In addition, he is a CEDR-accredited mediator.

Rupert is co-chair of the Dispute Resolution Sub-committee of the IBA's International Construction Projects Committee. He teaches on the MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College, London.

Rupert is recommended by independent directories, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 for construction, international arbitration, energy and professional negligence. 

He is ranked the No. 1 Thought Leader in Europe (Who’s Who Legal Construction 2017): “wins praise from clients for being “charming and talented”. He is known to be “an exceptional talent”.

rchoat@atkinchambers.com

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