Advised Viet Thai International JSC on its local law-governed franchise agreements related to its acquisition of International Coffee & Tea.
Represented an international energy company on its proposed acquisition of shares in a regional exploration and production company. It also conducted exceptions-basis due diligence on the Brunei subsidiary.
Advised and reviewed a biotech entity, CSL Behring, on its regulatory and distribution arrangement in Brunei.
Assisted First Abu Dhabi Bank on its cross border offerings into Brunei and the enforceability of ISDA master agreements and close-out netting.
Boeing Company, Franklin Templeton International Services, MUFG Bank
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Representing an accused structural engineer for being at fault in a high profile building collapse. This was the first disciplinary inquiry against a qualified person under the new building control order.
Acting for the main contractor of the government-owned education centre, Sixth Form Centre, which is suing the structural engineer for its collapse. This dispute is likely to enter into an arbitration with the Brunei government via the Ministry of Development on loss and damages due to delays.
Advising government-linked companies acting for offshore parties.
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.
BNP Paribas, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, Commonwealth Bank, Panasonic, Royal Brunei Airlines
Advising a government-linked company on a transaction that involves the conversion of debt into shares in relation to debt owned by the target company which is in the aquaculture industry.
Assisting the local branch of an international bank to update its in-house security documentation and other collateral documents to secure banking facilities.
Representing a local private company in a breach of contract for procurement of goods and services dispute. The client has intended for the goods to be procured for the purpose of public entertainment, however, due to the quality of the goods provided by the supplier, it was denied import permit for the goods resulting in losses suffered.
Bank of China, Berakas Power Company, DST, Progresif Cellular, Royal Brunei Airlines, Telekom Brunei