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Rupert Choat QC 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 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 was named Construction and Energy Junior of the Year at The Legal 500 UK 2018 awards. He has been ranked the No. 1 Thought Leader in Europe for two years running (Who’s Who Legal Construction 2017 & 2018) with comments such as: “[he] wins praise from clients for being “charming and talented”. He is known to be “an exceptional talent”...” and “one of the foremost names in construction arbitration and litigation”.
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