Dr Colin Ong Legal Services

Brunei

Analysis

Overview

Eponymous founder Colin Ong runs a regional practice that operates across six countries outside Brunei. The well-known queen’s counsel is frequently found on arbitration matters in Singapore and Hong Kong, and he has chambers in the UK. Locally, the firm’s practice areas cover corporate, finance, intellectual property and dispute resolution in different sectors. Managing partner Shiao Hui Koh leads the key transactions. Consultant Zubaidah Lailatul joined the firm in January 2020 from the Brunei judiciary.

General business law
Work highlights

Advised Hiap Guan in a negligence claim on a construction project. The case managed to settle outside of court for less than 50% of the original claim.

Defending an Asian national oil company in a UNCITRAL arbitration against a claim by another oil company that it breached a production sharing agreement.

Representing a major Indonesian company in a $114 million infrastructure-related dispute over issues of fitness for purpose and the denial of a time extension.

Key clients

BNP Paribas, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Commonwealth Bank, Panasonic, Royal Brunei Airlines