Managing Partner, Dr Colin Ong Legal Services


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Colin Ong is the managing partner of Dr Colin Ong Legal Services and a member of the Bars of Brunei, England, and Singapore. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple.

Colin has a particular expertise, and is regularly appointed as an arbitrator or as lead counsel, in disputes relating to construction and infrastructure projects, financial matters, insurance, mining and minerals disputes, energy disputes (coal mining and supply disputes, production sharing contracts, electricity supply, gas contracts and oil exploration joint ventures), information technology, shipping, telecoms, technology transfer, and general commercial trade related matters. He has conducted arbitrations under many applicable laws, including English, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and Thai law. He is ranked as one of 45 leading arbitration practitioners worldwide under age of 45 by the Global Arbitration Review.

Colin is the author of several arbitration and legal texts. He is on the editorial board of several international journals, including Arbitration (CIArb), Asian International Arbitration Journal, Business Law International, Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law, Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia Journal, China-ASEAN Law Review Dispute Resolution International, and Maritime Risk International.


  • President, Arbitration Association of Brunei Darussalam
  • Governing Board, BANI (Indonesian Arbitration Board)
  • Vice President, Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group
  • Advisory member, China-ASEAN Legal Research Centre
  • Former Vice President, LCIA (Asia Pacific Users Council)
  • Former Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee of the IBA


  • LLB, Sheffield
  • LLM and PhD, Queen Mary, London
  • FCIArb, FMIArb, FSIArb, and DiplCArb