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David Toh

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David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates

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Managing Partner


David Toh is the Managing Partner of DAST and also the Head of Kuching & Serian Branches.  He obtained the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Professional Legal Studies from University of Auckland, New Zealand (1991), in the process of which he won the Law School’s Annual Prize for Equity and The Law of Succession. David also obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (2004). He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand (1991) and an Advocate of High Court of Sabah and Sarawak (1992)

David’s career in the legal industry spans 26 years. Within this time, he was exposed first to civil litigation and subsequently acquired extensive non-litigatious experience in banking, property and construction law. He is well versed in construction turnkey contracts and has been advising clients on property development and construction and real estate.

David also advises statutory bodies, major housing developers and financial institutions on issues involving the Sarawak Land Code and related law and practice of the construction, property and banking industries. He has frequently been entrusted to handle high-valued construction, loan and other contracts.

Recently, David has been appointed to give advice on complex development projects with gross development value worth billions of ringgit.

He has also been appointed as the Legal Advisor to the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (SHEDA) holding office for more than a decade.


English, Malay, Chinese


Member of Advocates Association of Sarawak


Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Professional Legal Studies from University of Auckland, New Zealand (1991).

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (2004)



Law firms in Sabah and Sarawak

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The largest law firm in Sarawak, David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates has offices in Kuching, Sibu, Miri, Bintulu and Serian. Banking and finance, real estate and construction, and insurance (particularly motor accident-related matters) are particular strengths; the firm also handles civil, commercial and corporate litigation. The key contacts are managing partner David Toh, litigation head Allan Lao and transactional expert Charles Wong. Blessed Realty, Custodev, Double Dynasty Group and Metro Midpoint are representative clients.

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