Christopher has extensive experience in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation, shareholders’ disputes, banking litigation and insolvency. Christopher 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, both in Malaysia and overseas. Christopher is empanelled as an arbitrator with the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.
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 is a Recommended Individual in the 2015 and 2016 editions of Asialaw Profiles, and a Market-leading Lawyer in its 2017 edition. He is also named in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Asia Pacific as a Local Disputes Star, and is listed as one of the World’s Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers in the Expert Guides, 2012 edition.
Christopher is the 30th President of the Malaysian Bar (2013 – 2015) and was the Chairman of the Bar Council of Malaysia (2013 – 2015), which is the governing body of the Malaysian Bar.
Christopher is currently the President of LAWASIA, the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific.
He is a member of the Taylor’s University Law School Legal Profession Advisory Panel, 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 (LL.B) at the University of Nottingham in 1988. He was called to the Degree of Utter Barrister of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1989 and was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1990.