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Abrahams, Davidson & Co

General Business Law

1 ranked lawyersBand 1BruneiGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Go-to choice of counsel for many major international and domestic clients on a variety of Brunei-facing mandates. Regularly advises on complex banking, corporate and property-related transactions, as well as private equity fund formation. Advises on Shari'a-compliant financings and local investment regulatory issues.

Strengths

A client highlights the team's timeliness as an important strength, noting: "We appreciate their quick responses. We communicated very well and efficiently and saved much time."

Another client comments: "They are highly knowledgeable of the market, answered all our queries in detail, and have a wealth of experience and also good rapport with the regulators, authorities and market participants."

Work highlights

Assisted Franklin Templeton International Services with its fund recognition application under Brunei securities law.

Notable practitioners

Bernard Tan is praised as "very experienced and knowledgeable" by one client who goes on to comment: "He provided us with exhaustive and comprehensive guidelines on how to do business in Brunei." He is respected for his expertise in financial and commercial matters, including issues relating to banking, Islamic finance, and corporate and regulatory matters.

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Brunei

General Business Law


Bernard Tan
Band 1