WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 11: Understanding the Brunei Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

WEBINAR: APCCA SERIES | Episode 11: Understanding the Brunei Regulatory & Business Framework arising from COVID-19

Venue : Zoom

Event Start Date : Friday 24 July 2020

Event End Date : Friday 24 July 2020

Event Start Time : 10:30 am

Event End Time : 11:30 am

Registration Start Date : Wednesday 08 July 2020

Registration End Date : Friday 24 July 2020

THIS EVENT PAGE SHOWS SINGAPORE START AND END TIMING. Your final calendar confirmation will be set according to country-specific time upon registration.


As part of the APCCA webinar series, the SCCA brings insights into the COVID-19 pandemic in Brunei.


Event Overview

The event will provide participants with a brief overview of the laws and regulations issued to implement measures and restrictions to and the existing business framework in Brunei because of the COVID-19 health crisis. The webinar will also discuss how COVID-19 affects work-life, especially from an HR and management standpoint.



Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA) in its original form was initiated in 2009 at the first regional corporate counsel conference (organised by SCCA in Singapore) with signatories being the SCCA, Indonesia Corporate Counsel Association (IndonesiaCCA), Association of Corporate Lawyers Sri Lanka (ACLSL) and In house Counsel Forum – Korea (IHCF). In 2011, APCCA was formally launched at the third such conference (organised by the IndonesiaCCA in Jakarta ) with the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), Legal Management Council of Philippines (LMCP) and Indian Corporate Counsel Association (IndiaCCA) joining the alliance. APCCA partners SCCA, MCCA, IndonesiaCCA, IndiaCCA and LMCP are also part of the In-House Counsel Worldwide (ICW).



Dr. Colin Ong is Queen's Counsel at 36 Stone (London); Chartered Arbitrator and Counsel at Eldan Law LLP (Singapore); and senior partner at Dr Colin Ong Legal Services (Brunei). He is a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple (2010). He is a Chartered Arbitrator and holds a PhD, an LLM, a DiplCArb, LLB (Hons), FCIArb, FMIArb, and FSIArb. He has been in practice since 1992 and has broad specialist experience across a wide spectrum of banking law and commercial law practices. He is regularly instructed by banks, major investment companies; regional investors, SWFs and major law firms on diverse projects including commodities; cross-border structured finance transactions; energy projects; power-purchase agreements; infrastructure projects; ISDA Master Agreements and IT projects. He is experienced in infrastructure projects, energy disputes(coal mining/oil & gas/petrochemicals), industrial plants, licence agreements, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, and ports, procurement contracts, power plants, technology transfer, urban development and wind farms.

He is listed as a top 30 elite arbitration practitioner by the biennial Expert Guides–Best of the Best: Arbitration (2017 & 2019). Feedback includes: "an extremely creative and charismatic lawyer... the best cross-examiner...a star performer with a brilliant legal mind, and an excellent advocate with a compelling style."(Chambers & Partners Asia 2019); Ranked as a Thought Leader in Arbitration, Construction and Commercial Litigation by Who's Who Legal ("WWL"). "Colin Ong QC wins widespread praise from market commentators for his outstanding work on high-value banking disputes."(WWL Banking/Finance 2020)

Dr. Ong is visiting professor at several civil and common law jurisdictions. He is a member of the task forces of the ICC commission (New York Convention)/ICCA-Queen Mary (costs/third-party funding) and 2020 ICC Commission Taskforce on Arbitration and ADR.
His languages include English, Chinese and Malay/Bahasa Indonesia.


Haji Darryl has been working in the financial services industry overseas as a legal advisor since 2004, and has held several positions in management. He is currently the General Counsel at Standard Insurance Sdn Bhd. Previously he was the Deputy General Manager at Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd (TBA) heading core operations comprising of the Legal & Casualty Claims departments, Material Damage Claims departments and Underwriting & Retakaful departments. Prior to this he headed Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd’s (STBD) Corporate and Legal Compliance where he oversaw the merger in 2010. He is currently the Secretary and legal adviser to the Brunei Insurance and Takaful Association (BITA) and the Honorary Secretary to the Brunei Australian Alumni Association (BAAA). He is also currently the appointed representative for the Insurance and Takaful industry in the Brunei National Road Safety Council committed to maintain the highest level of road safety for Brunei Darussalam.


Darryl is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Born in the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam Darryl completed his studies in London and Cardiff in the United Kingdom, before moving to Perth and Sydney, Australia to complete his legal education. His main area of practice is in insurance law, corporate and commercial law with a focus in a range of general commercial matters. Having worked extensively with Law firms both nationally and internationally, Darryl's incisive, analytical and methodical approach has ensured him an enviable reputation for delivering quality work. He has handled portfolios within the large corporate environment and liaised with Government agencies and representatives, officers and senior executives from some of the world's largest financial companies. Once awarded Young Scientist of the Year (1991) Darryl is passionate about science and the environment and believes in making a difference to help contribute to the preservation of our environment. “Knowledge is a pathway that will cause a change in the mindset of people's lives. This change will, in turn, cause a change in individual action".




Reza P. Topobroto started his legal career as a practice lawyer in 997, after moving to several law firms he had a chance promoted as a Senior Associate in Roosdiono & Partners.  In 2005, he shifted careers to corporate counsel by joining Procter & Gamble as Country Legal Lead. In 2008, Reza was appointed as the Head of Legal for Mondelez (p.k.a Kraft Foods).  In 2012 he joined Microsoft as Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs in charge for Indonesia.  After 7 years in Microsoft, he moved to Indosat Ooredoo in 2019, becoming Senior Legal Advisor to CEO.

Reza was the third President of the Indonesian Corporate Counsel Association (ICCA). He ended his term in 2014 and continues contributions to ICCA through his role on the Supervisory Board. In 2009, he co-founded the Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (APCCA), In 2012, he was appointed Secretary General of the APCCA.

In 2015, Reza was given the award of ‘Indonesia In-House Lawyer of the Year 2015’ and ‘In-House Legal Team of the Year 2016’ by Asia Legal Business.   Reza obtained his law degree at Trisakti University, Jakarta in 1997, and his Master of Laws at Monash University, Melbourne in 2003.




Anil a Mediator (accredited in South Asia), Arbitrator (Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators and Adjudicator (with AIAC Malaysia); and trained in International Treaty Arbitration, is an Advocate & Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public of Singapore, a Solicitor of England and Wales (2009); qualified as Barrister Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993) and also holds a Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

In legal practice since 1995 and his Chambers representing parties in the region, focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving Infrastructure, Building, and Construction work and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory services. Conversant in Mandarin, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil besides English, he has also worked In House, with a International Arbitration practice and started his work life for five-years career as an infantry officer, Singapore Armed Forces. His consultancy also Consults & Administers International Infrastructure & Construction, Trade & Investment Treaty projects and developments; carries out Appropriate Dispute Resolution Services including Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Dispute Boards, Expert Witness & Neutral Evaluator; and Developing Online Dispute Resolution Legal Technologies.

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