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Project Description

Ong Colin

AddressSuites 2-2 to 2-8, Gadong Properties Centre Km 3-5, Jalan Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam, BE4119
Phone(+673) 242 09 13
Fax(+673) 242 09 11
Emailcontacts@onglegal.com, onglegal@brunet.bn
Education– LL.B (Hons) (Sheffield)
– LL.M; Ph.D (Queen Mary, London)
Bar Admission
Work ExperienceExtensive experience in many aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration in civil law and common law jurisdictions in areas of practice including: construction; infrastructure projects; insurance disputes; banking (ISDA, foreign exchange, guarantee; syariah banking and swap transactions); mining and minerals disputes; energy disputes (coal mining and supply disputes; production sharing contracts; electricity supply; gas contrac tsand oil exploration joint ventures); information technology, intellectual property, shipping, telecoms, technology transfer and general commercial trade related matters. Has extensive experience as counsel in acting against and also for governments; state owned enterprises; multinationals in resolving complex large quantum disputes. Conducted arbitrations as arbitrator and/or acted as counsel in arbitrations including AAA, BANI, CIETAC, ICC, KLRCA, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, TAl, UNCITRAL, and WI PO rules involving parties from many countries as well as State Owned Entities; Former Principal Legal Consultant, ASEAN Centre for Energy; Panel Member (Brunei Darussalam nominee) ofthe ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism; Former Vice President of the LCIA (Asia-Pacific Users’Committee)Arbitration Experience

Acted as presiding arbitrator or party-appointed arbitrator in many international arbitrations relating to banking, construction, distributorship, energy disputes (coal mining and supply disputes; production sharing contracts and oil exploration joint ventures), hotel management agreements, information technology, infrastructure projects; insurance, investments, joint ventures, shipping, airlines, telecoms, technology transfer and general commercial trade related matters under all major arbitral institutional rules and applying various laws including Brunei, English, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hong Kong; PRC and Thai law. Applications to the English court under the Arbitration Act 1996 on issues of jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals. Former Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee of the IBA; Regularly consulted in cases concerning setting aside of awards in ASEAN jurisdictions; Advisory Council Member, China – ASEAN Legal Research Center; Listed as one of the 45 under age of 45 by Global Arbitration Review (2011).

Present PositionA practising lawyer and arbitrator. Currently visiting professor of law/arbitration or has been visiting professor at various leading universities in both civil and common law jurisdictions including Universitas Indonesia; Padjajaran University (Indonesia); National University of Malaysia (UKM); National University of Singapore; University of Malaya; Kings College(London); and Queen Mary College( London). President of the Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam; Vice President of APRAG; Governing Council of the Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI); Council of the Cambodian National Arbitration Centre; Associate Member Barrister, Stone Chambers (London).
Past positions
PublicationsAuthor of many articles, arbitration and legal texts including chapters in leading books on the subject of advocacy and cross-examination including:
– Brunei; Indonesia and Malaysia chapters in Attachment of Assets (Juris)
– Chapter in Foreign Judgments, Garb & Lew (Kluwer)
– Leading Asian Arbitrators Handbook (Juris)
– ASEAN chapter, World Arbitration Reporter (2nd Ed. Juris)
– LCIA Chapter in Arbitration (GTDT)
-Take the Witness Chapter: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration (co-author, Hwang (Juris)
– Brunei chapter in Asia Arbitration Handbook (OUP) (Moser)
– Costs in International Arbitration (Co-Author, 0′ Reilly, Lexis Nexis)
– Interim Measures in International Arbitration (co-editor, Newman (Juris)
LanguagesChinese (Putonghua; Hokkien, Teochew, and some Cantonese, English; Bahasa Melayu (Malay) and Bahasa Indonesia