Colin Y. C. Ong
Suites 2-2 to 2-8, Gadong Properties Centre
Km 3-6, Jalan Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan BE 4119
Experienced arbitrator and counsel in Civil law matters. Visiting professor at Civil law jurisdictions. Instructed as lead counsel or appointed as arbitrator and has been involved in over 300 arbitrations conducted under most rules including AAA, BANI, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, KLRCA, SCMA; SIAC, TAI; UNCITRAL and WIPO rules under many applicable laws including English, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and Thai law. Arbitrator and Barrister with 25 years experience; Former Principal Legal Consultant, ASEAN Centre for Energy, ASEAN (Jakarta) 2002-2003; Recognised in legal directories including Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders(Arbitration). One of the top 30 by Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2017 (Arbitration). In 2011, he was a GAR 45 under 45. Former Consultant, ASEAN Centre for Energy; Panel, ASEAN Protocol EDSM. Core drafting member, Malaysian PAM 2006 Standard Building Contract. One of the very few non-Indonesian arbitrators to conduct Indonesian law governed arbitrations in Bahasa Indonesia. First practicing lawyer (non-Head of State or Chief Justice) from the ten ASEAN countries to be appointed as a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple, England (2010).
Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam; Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Austrian Arbitration Association; Beijing Arbitration Commission; Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration; Centro Arbitrage Mexico; China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission; Chinese Arbitration Association (Taipei); Dubai International Arbitration Centre; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre; International Islamic Mediation & Arbitration Centre; Korean Commercial Board of Arbitration; Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI); Intl Commercial & Industrial Arbitration Court (Switzerland); London Court of International Arbitration; AAA/International Centre Dispute Resolution (Ireland); Commercial Initiative For Dispute Resolution (London); Council for National & Intl Commercial Arbitration (India); International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution (India); Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre; Malaysian Institute Arbitrators; Monaco Chamber of Maritime Arbitration; Institute of Architects PAM (Malaysia); Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration; Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Tehran Regional Centre for Arbitration; World Intellectual Property Organisation (Geneva); Neutral Panelist for WIPO Domain Names.
He is regularly instructed as lead counsel or appointed as arbitrator and has been involved in over 300 arbitrations conducted under most rules including AAA, BANI, HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, KLRCA, SCMA; SIAC, TAI; UNCITRAL and WIPO rules under many applicable laws including English, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and Thai law. Broad experiences in banking, construction projects, IP, IT, mining disputes, energy disputes, and shipping.
Cross Border Litigation within ASEAN (Kluwer, 1996); Chapter in OFC Publication (Euromoney,1999); Trade Mark Laws of Brunei Darussalam (Oceana, 2002 & 2006); GTDT: Dispute Resolution (contributing author, 2003); Brunei chapter; Indonesia chapter (Co-author, Dr. Priyatna) and Malaysia chapter (Co-Author) in Attachment of Assets, (Juris, 2006); Intl. Comp. Legal Guide to International Arbitration (chapter author, GLG 2005, 2010); Malaysia chapter (Co-author, Dato Syed Ahmad) & Brunei chapter (co-author) in Enforcement of Money Judgments, (Juris, 2005); Chapter in Foreign Judgments (Garb & Lew, 2005); Leading Asian Arbitrators Handbook (Cross-Examination chapter, Juris 2007); Regional Overview:Asia Pacific International Arbitration (GLG 2008 to 2010); ASEAN chapter in World Arbitration Reporter (2nd Ed.) (Juris 2010); LCIA Chapter in Arbitration 2010 (GTDT); Take the Witness Chapter: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration (co-author, Hwang, Juris 2010); Chapter in Asia Arbitration Handbook (OUP) (Moser) 2011; Costs in International Arbitration (Co-Author, O’ Reilly, Lexis Nexis 2013), Interim Measures in International Arbitration (co-editor, Newman, Juris 2014); ASEAN Overview chapter in International Arbitration Review (6th Ed Carter) 2015; Dispute Resolution Provisions in the 1999 FIDIC Form of Contracts (ICLG 2015); The Advent of The Trans Pacific Partnership (Trademark Lawyer 2016); Chapter on Bifurcation in The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review (2016 and 2017).