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Welcome to Cheok Advocates & Solicitors - Brunei Law Firm

Cheok Advocates & Solicitors was established in 2009 is one of the law firms in Brunei Darussalam.


Cheok Advocates & Solicitors is a full service law firm established in 2009 by Robin Cheok. Cheok Advocates & Solicitors is considered a medium size law firm in Brunei with 4 lawyers and 15 support staff. Our senior lawyers have at least 10 years of post call experience.

The firm is well known for their prowess in banking, corporate, litigation and conveyancing work. Senior lawyers of the firm are also sought for by corporate clients to advise them or corporate ventures, mergers and acquisitions.The firm also does debt recovery, insolvency practice, insurance advisory and litigation, patent and trademarks, probate and administration amongst others as part of the firm's holistic approach in serving their clientele. Lead lawyers are soft skilled trained and highly valued by clients for this.

The firm receives a lot of trademark filings work due to our competitive prices and excellent turnaround times.


Ranked Lawyer since 2009 - Brunei by Chambers and Partners

Overall Law Firm of the Year 2014 - Brunei
Acquisition International M & A Awards

Full Service Law Firm of the Year 2014 - Brunei
2014 Business Excellence Awards

Finance Law Firm of the Year Brunei Darussalam
Finance Monthly Awards 2014

2014 Offshore Excellence Awards - Offshore Support Services Law Firm of the Year
Aquisition International

Recognized as one of the newest member to appear in the 2014 edition of International WHO'S WHO of Professionals
International WHO'S WHO Historical Society

Corporate Law - Law Firm of the Year (BRUNEI)
Finance Monthly Awards 2015

Rated as "Outstanding" by Asialaw Profiles in Banking & Finance, and Dispute Resolution & Litigation Law Firm - Brunei

Rated as "Highly Recommended" by Asialaw Profiles in Construction & Real Estate, Information Technology,Telecommunications & Media,
Labour & Employment Law Firm - Brunei

Rated as "Recommended" by Asialaw Profiles in Corporate/M&A Law Firm - Brunei

Leading Lawyer for Banking & Finance - Brunei by Asialaw Profiles

Market-Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution & Litigation - Brunei by Asialaw Profiles



Cheok Advocates & Solicitors have an extensive practice providing a full range of business legal services and expertise in all areas of practice:

• Acquisitions
• Arbitration lawyers
• Banking
• Collective Investment Schemes (Mutual Funds)
• Company Advisory
• Conveyance
• Corporate Advisory
• Estate Planning
• Incorporation
• Insolvency
• Intellectual Property
• International Business Ventures
• Investment structures
• Joint Ventures
• Land law and practice
• Litigation
• Mediation
• Mergers
• Partnerships
• Probate & Administration
• Securities
• Service Level Agreements
• Trademarks and Patent Registration

• Trust


Cheok Advocates & Solicitors is always on the look out for talent. Whether it be lawyers, accountants, auditors, paralegals, secretaries, clerks or any other type of assistance.

If we cannot accomodate, we sometimes are able to match applicants with our network in need of human resources which includes accountants, auditors, bankers, doctors, engineers, lawyers and other disciplines.



You can find us on 14, Level 1, Jaya Setia Square, Spg 13, Jln Komersial Jaya Setia, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB2713 Brunei Darussalam.

Cheok Advocates & Solicitors

icon 1 14, Level 1, Jaya Setia Square, Spg 13, Jln Komersial Jaya Setia, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB2713 Brunei Darussalam.

icon 2 Tel: +673 2339119 (6 Lines)

icon 2 Fax: +673 2339499, +673 2338194


Name: Mr. Robin CHEOK Van Kee

Name: Ms. Christina LIM Li Hui

Name: Ms. LEE Wai Yee

Name: Ms. CHAN Ching Yee


December 2017

Robin Cheok attended China-ASEAN Jurist Gathering & China-ASEAN Legal Forum in China

Robin Cheok attended the China-ASEAN Jurist Gathering and China-ASEAN Legal Forum held in Nanning, Capital City of Guangxi Autonomous Region. The gathering this time focused on “The Legal Issues Concerning China-ASEAN Economic and Trade Development and Cooperation” and “The China-ASEAN Legal Cooperation and Safeguard Mechanism as well the Legal Resources Sharing Mechanism”.

Robin Cheok attended the 11th Training Course of China-ASEAN Legal Training Base


   The group photo taken at the 11th Traning course of the "China-ASEAN Legal Training Base" at the Southwest University of Political Science and Law.

Robin Cheok attended the 11th Training Course of China-ASEAN Legal Training Base organized by The China Law Society held in Chongqing Municipality, China from 5th to 29th December 2017 at the South-West University of Political Science and Law. This fast track Training Course has provided an overview on the general information on China’s Legal system, its civil and economic laws, as well as the development of rule of law in China. It is an express and compressed course on the laws of China for invited participants only of which, Robin Cheok was selected for Brunei Darussalam.

Robin Cheok attended China-ASEAN Jurist Gathering & China-ASEAN Legal Forum in China

On 28th December 2017, Robin Cheok was invited to be a visiting Research Fellow for China-ASEAN Legal Research Center, which center was established by China Law Society, mainly for ASEAN Law Research and education cooperation, of which he duly accepted.


November 2017

Extension of time for migration of Brunei International Companies (IBC) - The deadline on all Brunei International Business Companies (IBC) for compulsory wound up or migrant has been extended to 30th June 2018.

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 June 2017

Update Notice - The Government Gazette May 2017 amendments to the Companies Act and Insolvency Order is now available to our clients upon request for those who we have missed out in our circulation.

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Notice - Companies Act amended with effective date 6 May 2017

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The Ministry of Finance announced that His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented for the introduction of the Companies Act (Amendment) (No 2) Order, 2017 which is aimed to improve the ease of doing business by strengthening the rights of minority shareholders.

The Order takes effect from May 6, 2017 and includes amendments which instil greater transparency in the Act by increasing disclosure requirements.

Among the amendments are the requirement for a meeting for the passing of special resolution to be called by notice in writing, giving not less than 21 days; giving members the right to attend any general meeting of the company and speak on any resolution before the meeting; and requirement for every director to disclose their interest in transactions of property, offices etc.

As of this date, the amendment is not available to the Companies in general. Our request to the Registrar of Companies for a copy has been futile because it is yet to be printed. As soon as it is available, we shall have it for our clients with subsidiaries or a branch of their public listed company in Brunei for their securities exchange compliance requirements.

Brunei International Business Companies (IBC) is winding down

Brunei International Business Companies (IBC) and the Brunei Offshore Companies related landscape is winding down and is projected to be fully closed by the 24th December 2017.

This means that IBCs are, to either migrate to another jurisdiction or wind-up. Most of the work for migration, if not all, for the simple IBC can be done by their respective Registered Agents without the need for

However, please note that there are certain instances where a Brunei lawyer needs to be appointed, such as in circumstances where court orders need to be obtained. We will be able to advise IBCs and RAs on any matters relating to the winding-up and migration of IBCs out of the Brunei Offshore jurisdiction including companies that has already been struck out. Attached is a notice of the closing issued by the AMBD dated 22nd December 2016.

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November 2016 Robin Cheok attended Handling Financial Experts in Court

Robin Cheok was one of the five lawyers from Brunei who attended and passed the two days course last November 2016 on Handling Financial Experts in Court organized by the Bar Council Training Committee of Malaysia.

The Course was attended by more that 24 lawyers including very senior lawyers from as far as Africa. Conducting the course were litigators with enormous experience including Russell Coleman, SC (Hong Kong), Anna Anandale SC (South Africa), David Unterhalter SC (South Africa), Claire Blanchard QC (United Kingdom), Sharise Weiner J (South Africa), Matthew Howard SC and YA Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan, judge of the Court of Appeal in Malaysia.


I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.