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Expert resume of Colin Ong

Chartered Arbitrator and Queen's Counsel at 36 Stone (London); Counsel at Eldan Law LLP (Singapore); and Senior Partner at Dr Colin Ong Legal Services (Brunei)

Dr Colin Ong is a leading international arbitrator and lead counsel with broad experience in diverse fields (including banking/energy disputes/information technology/infrastructure/ intellectual property/investor-state disputes/Post M&A/shipping). 

He is Chairman, International Advisory Board of Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC); President, Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (AABD); Advisor Governing Council, BANI (Indonesia); Appointing Council, Chinese-European Arbitration Centre(Germany); and Chairman, Advisory Board (JIIART)(Japan). Listed as a Thought Leader in Arbitration, Construction and Commercial Litigation by Who's Who Legal("WWL") 2020. Listed as a top 30 global-elite arbitration practitioner by Expert Guides–Best of the Best:Arbitration (2017 & 2019). He has sat as arbitrator and acted as lead counsel in over 350 arbitrations under many arbitration rules including AAA/BANI/CIETAC/HKIAC/ICC/ICDR/ KCAB/KLRCA/ LCIA/ LMAA/OIC/ SCMA/SIAC/TAI/UNCITRAL and WIPO rules.

He is a visiting professor at civil law and common law jurisdictions and has handled cases under different governing laws (including Brunei/Canadian/ English/Indian/Indonesian/Japanese/Korean/ Malaysian/Mongolian/New York/Hong Kong/ Philippine/PRC/Singapore/Thai/Swiss and Vietnamese law.)  Previously one of the 45-under-45 (GAR). Diverse arbitration experience (including bridges/ downstream plants/power stations/malls/pipelines/ports/rigs/roads/insurance/mining); energy disputes(including coal mining/supply/production sharing contracts/electricity supply/gas contracts and oil exploration joint ventures); intellectual property/information technology/post-M&A disputes; and shipping.  President, RAIF; Vice-President, APRAG; and Vice-Chair, IPBA.

Author of leading books on arbitration including Costs in International Arbitration and Interim Measures in International Arbitration. Feedback includes: “a top person in the field...always very well prepared ." (Chambers&Partners Most-in-Demand Arbitrators 2019). “…a highly respected figure in the international banking market.. his first-class expertise handling related disputes and transactional advice" WWL Banking 2019). "...extensive recommendations from peers around the world for his strong work as arbitrator”, also winning widespread plaudits for his work as lead counsel in both civil and common law matters." (WWL Arbitration 2020).  Languages include Bahasa Indonesia/Malay(written awards); Chinese and English(written awards).