CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
The Firm’s experience also includes advising local and foreign contractors in tendering and undertaking residential development and civil engineering projects for Government agencies.
The Firm advised the Brunei Economic Development Board on the setting up of the Sungai Liang Industrial (SPARK) comprising a 271-hectare land in Sungai Liang as well as co-advised on a long-term lease of a 260-hectare industrial land located at Pulau Muara Besar for an oil refinery and petrochemical complex.
CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL
Significant experience includes bank mergers and acquisitions involving local banks, vesting of assets involving foreign bank branches located in Brunei, acquisition of retail and commercial banking assets in Brunei, advising and drafting of joint venture and project agreements for the industrial plants, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and ICT services and projects.
SECURITIES AND FUNDS
The Firm also offers assistance and advice to clients who wish to secure the relevant licences and permits to operate in Brunei.
BANKING - CONVENTIONAL AND SYARIAH
The Firm also provides regulatory and banking product related advice to local financial institutions as well as foreign financial institutions on their cross-border loans and security transactions with local residents.
In field of Islamic banking and finance, the Firm handles all forms of banking and security documentation. The Firm has advised on the set up and “conversion” of a conventional practice bank to an Islamic practice bank in Brunei including the preparation of all its legal documentation. The Firm regularly advises and assists a leading Islamic financial institution in the development and preparation of the documentation for its new syariah compliant financial products.
The Firm was also involved in the first ever private sector driven Islamic issue and subscription of Brunei Dollars 100 million Sukuk Al- Ijarah (bonds) in Brunei involving a local petroleum company and an Islamic bank in Brunei. Since then, the Firm has gone on to advice an international bank on the subscription and participation of a short term Islamic Sukuk Al-Ijara money market programme issued by the Brunei Government. It has also co-advised 2 leading conventional and Islamic banks on a proposed major offering of Islamic sukuk.
The Firm has advised and represented clients in areas and disputes involving bankruptcy & insolvency, building & construction, banking & corporate disputes, corruption, defamation, intellectual property, employment, real property, landlord & tenant, matrimonial/family law, probate & administration of estates, trust, vehicle & industrial accident claims.
The Firm’s intellectual property practice offers advisory and registration services for trademarks.