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Abrahams, Davidson & Co is one of the largest full-service law firms in Brunei. The team’s core areas of expertise include corporate and commercial advisory work, as well as considerable experience in finance, securities and investment mandates. The practice routinely advises major national and international clients on complex deals, Islamic financing and fund formations. Managing partner Bernard Tan heads the firm’s corporate and commercial department as well as its securities and funds practice.

CCW Partnership handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters for domestic and international clients in the construction and commercial sectors. Managing partner Linda Lee Lian Khing and Tang Weng Leong are well-known practitioners who frequently advise clients in the energy, shipping and automotive industries. The team also routinely advises on shipping as well as conveyancing and development projects.

Led by managing partner Robin Cheok, Cheok Advocates & Solicitors is a medium-sized, full-service law firm known for its work in the banking, corporate and conveyancing fields. The firm's intellectual property practice is also particularly strong and handles a large volume of trade mark filings.

Eversheds HEP Brunei is well placed to handle high-value and complex cross-border work and regularly collaborates with its Singapore office on various international mandates. The team counts Bank of China (Brunei branch), The Empire Hotel and Country Club, and Brunei Investment Gateway as key clients. In recent highlights, Neilia Tan led the advice to Royal Brunei Airlines on a review of the financing documents for the purchase of two new aircraft, and a separate review of the Islamic financing documents for the purchase of six additional aircraft. In other matters, the team is assisting a leading telecoms and IT company in the review of its in-house documents and agreements. Regional head of IP Brian Law and consultant Rokiah Swed are also names to note.

From its Singapore office, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP acts in transactions and disputes for international and domestic clients in Brunei, including the Brunei Economic Development Board and Darussalam Assets, as well as Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group (China). Singapore-based David Clinch heads the team.

Boutique law firm Lenny Rahman & Partners primarily specialises in civil litigation and intellectual property matters. Founder and managing partner Lenny Rahman is a key contact whose clients include banks, financial institutions and corporates, as well as start-ups and entrepreneurs. The team also handles a considerable volume of personal injury work.

The well-regarded team at Ridzlan Lim advises banks, financial institutions, land developers, private individuals and other entities, including oil and gas industry contractors, on banking, M&A, real estate and dispute resolution matters. The firm also handles various insolvency mandates. Senior partner Kelvin Lim is recognised for his corporate and commercial advisory work.

Yusof Halim & Partners has a strong litigation practice and has been involved in numerous high-value commercial claims in the oil and gas sectors. The group acts for several institutional clients in the conventional and Islamic banking sectors, and is well equipped to advise on corporate, real estate and IP-related matters. Managing partner Eugene Loh Jit Kuan heads the firm’s corporate litigation practice. Other strengths of the firm lie in all aspects of criminal defence work and it also has a strong appellate practice.

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