Cyrus Chua

  • PCLL (HKU)
  • BCL (Oxon) (Corpus Christi College)
  • BA (Cantab) (Gonville & Caius College)

Year of call

  • 2020

Profile

Professional Practice

Cyrus joined Chambers in 2020 after completing pupillage under the supervision of Joseph Tse SC, Christopher Chain, Jason Yu and Justin Lam. Cyrus has since developed a broad civil practice, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and arbitration. Highlights of recent cases include:

(1) China Forestry v KPMG (HCCL 9/2019), a negligence claim for over USD 100 million. Cyrus was instructed to defend KPMG in a 50-day trial, where he was led by Justin Fenwick QC and Douglas Lam SC.

(2) Defending an accounting firm against a negligence claim for over USD 500 million (led by Queen’s Counsel and Senior Counsel).

(3) Acting for an award-creditor to enforce an arbitral award for over USD 100 million (led by Senior Counsel). 

Education

Prior to joining Chambers, Cyrus took a triple first in his BA (Law) at Cambridge and graduated with a distinction for the BCL at Oxford. He was awarded multiple university prizes, including the Vinerian Scholarship (Proxime Accessit) for coming in second in Oxford. As a student, Cyrus also worked as Professor Sir Roy Goode’s research assistant in publishing the Official Commentary to the Cape Town Convention.  

Scholarships and Awards

Thomson Reuters Law Prize (PCLL, 2019) 

Sweet & Maxwell Edlyn Yap Prize for Litigation (PCLL, 2019) 

Vinerian Scholarship (proxime accessit) (BCL, 2018)

3VB Prize for Legal Concepts in Financial Law (BCL, 2018)

John Morris Prize in The Conflict of Laws (BCL, 2018)

Monckton Chambers Prize in Competition Law (BCL, 2018)

Clifford Chance Prize for European Union Law (BA, 2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills Prize for Conflict of Laws (BA, 2017)

Falcon Chambers Prize for Land Law (BA, 2016)

One Chancery Lane Prize for Tort Law (BA, 2015)