Managing Partner/Head of DAST Kuching & DAST Serian: David Toh
Deputy Managing Partner/Head of Litigation: Allan Lao
Head of Transaction: Charles Wong
Head of DAST Sibu: Ting Soon Pang
Head of DAST Miri: Chiam Tah Kui
Head of DAST Bintulu: Lau Song Ting
Number of partners: 13
Number of lawyers: 30
Established in 1996 following a merger between three firms, David Allan Sagah & Teng Advocates (DAST) is the largest law firm in Sarawak, currently comprising 30 lawyers and over 100 support staff, collaborating together to serve clients from offices located in major cities across Sarawak.
DAST leads the Sarawak market in areas of conventional and Islamic banking as well as insurance, specifically in Motor Accident-related matters. The firm is appointed to the panel of almost all banks operating in Sarawak – both foreign and local – as well as a significant number of insurance companies.
The firm’s civil litigation practice covers civil, commercial and corporate disputes, intellectual property, employment, defamation, maritime and medical negligence, and span pharmaceutical, chemical, communications, energy, construction, education and banking industries.
DAST continues to maintain its emphasis and industry edge in real estate, construction, property development and property transaction, frequently providing business-savvy advice on highvalue construction agreements, commercial loans and facilities, as well as commercially-viable recommendations on regulatory and compliance issues to public-listed companies, MNCs, GLCs and prominent property developers.
DAST demonstrates its professional excellence through strategic solutions, personal attention and customised service delivery. The firm’s lawyers are industry leaders in their respective fields, reputed for their experience, expertise and effectiveness.
Main Areas of Practice:
Civil & Commercial Litigation
Construction & Property Development
Corporate & Commercial
Employment & Industrial Relations
Estates, Succession & Family
Native Customary Rights
Personal Injury (Motor Accidents)
Real Estate & Conveyancing