About this office:
DR. COLIN ONG LEGAL SERVICES is both a full service law firm as well as a Brunei legal consultancy to other law firms and institutions in Brunei Darussalam and abroad. Its members are also practitioners in England and Singapore and also members of COMBAR (London); AAA; ACICA; BANI; CAM; CEPANI; CIETAC; DIAC; HKIAC; ICC; ICADR; ICDR; IBA; LCIA; SIAC; WIPO; Ex-Principal Legal-Consultants ASEAN Centre for Energy. The firm also has acted against and for several Governments and quasi-government bodies, investment corporations, high net worth individuals and multinational corporations within ASEAN. The firm acts regularly for investors, lenders and supporters in various aspects of advisory, drafting, securities and dispute resolution for companies throughout Asia. It also acts in matters of offshore banking under the Brunei financial centre. The firm generally acts for foreign investor parties seeking to negotiate terms with Brunei Government Authorities on the other side. Members of the firm are also the only Brunei lawyers to have been appointed to sit as commercial arbitrators or act as counsel in International Arbitrations worldwide.
Frequently engaged as arbitrator/lead counsel/counsel/advisers/drafters on commercial law disputes/transactions for and against international banks/law firms/corporations/MNC's and governments/quasi-government bodies within ASEAN. It is one of the rare pure commercial law firms in Brunei and has been consistently listed as a leading banking, arbitration and commercial law firm by independent legal publications such as WhosWhoLegal; IFLR 1000; and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers. The Firm and its lawyers are to date the only Brunei lawyers to have been listed in Euromoney's International Who's Who Legal Series (under arbitration, banking, construction and litigation) and Guide(s) to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation. Contributing authors for various leading loose leaf works, in the fields of banking, arbitration and litigation and editorial board members for several international legal journals in Asia, the UK and the US including Amicus Curiae; Asian International Arbitration Journal; Business Law International; Butterworth's Journal of International Banking & Financial Law; Dispute Resolution International and Maritime Risk International.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Arbitration; Banking and Finance Law including Drafting of Financing Documentation; Aviation Law; Contracts; Construction; Corporate; Cross-Border Litigation; Energy Law including Coal, Oil and Gas Disputes; IP and IT Law; International Trade; Insurance; Intellectual Property Public and Private International Law; Investment Law; Infrastructure; Oil and Gas (Upstream and Downstream); Securities Laws; Shipping Matters.
Year Established: 1998
Languages: English, Malay and Chinese (Mandarin and dialects).