Robin Cheok Van Kee

Robin Cheok is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Brunei on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Robin directly using the contact details listed above.

Robin obtained a II.i Honours Law Degree from the University of Essex in 1993. In 1994, Robin attended seminars on Advocacy conducted by Jonathan Goldberg, Q.C. covering Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility. In that year, he also attended a course on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Legal Negotiation, Techniques in Advocacy conducted by Professor John Warwick Montgomery M Phil In Law (Essex), Ph.D. (Chicago), Th.D. (Strasbourg), Barrister at Law of the Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn, Member of the CA, WA, VA, DC and US Supreme Court Bars, Principle Lecturer in Law, Advocate (Angleterre, Pays de Galles Et Les E-u) Professor De Droit. He became a member of the Inner Temple and was called therein as a Barrister-at-Law, England and Wales in 1995. He was also called to the Brunei Bar in 1995. In 1996 he attended a seminar on Overview on Islamic Banking and Finance by Dato Ahmad Tajudin Abdul Rahman, Managing Director, Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad and Shariah Decision Making Process by Mohd. Bakir Hj. Mansor, Shariah Coordinator of BIMB Institute of Research and Training Sdn Bhd (BIMB).

Robin was made a Commissioner for Oaths in Brunei in 2000. In the same year Robin attended a seminar on Legal Framework of Islamic Banking conducted by Fadzil Yusof, GM, Legal and Secretarial Division (BIMB).

In 2003, Robin attended a seminar on Corporate Governance conducted by Eur Ing Professor Andrew D Chambers, BA, FFCA, FCA, CEng, FBCS, FRSA, FIIA, Chartered Information Systems Engineer, covering issues on Director Duties & Responsibilities, Effective internal auditing, Developments in corporate governance, Development in audit committee practices, the effective board and the effective director, serving boards well. Difficulties in observing the best practice for small/family owned conducted by Mr Kaka Singh, Directors Duties and Responsibilities conducted by Ahmad Basuni Bin Hj Abas.

In 2005, Robin attended the Euromoney Legal Training – course on Due Diligence Course – Expert Course Director, Jorge Guira and also the Euromoney Legal Training, Private Equity and Venture Capital Course conducted by the Course Director, Dr. Jorge Guira. In 2006 Robin became a Euromoney Legal Training Trainer and Speaker on Brunei Asset and Fund Management – Securities Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Issues and has remained an annual trainer for the course.

In 2008 Robin attended a Workshop on Islamic Financing and Contracts conducted by Associate Professor Dr. Abdulazeem Abozaid. Robin is also the author for the Brunei chapter of the international directory “Getting the Deal Through – Mergers and Acquisitions 2008 and 2009”, the first editions of the Brunei chapter.

In 2010 whilst in active practice, Robin obtained his Masters in Islamic Banking, Finance and Management and Finance from the Centre for Islamic Banking, Finance and Management, University of Brunei Darussalam.

Robin was a panel speaker for Redmoney Group in their Islamic Finance News road show in Brunei for 2008, 2009, 2010 a moderator for Singapore 2010.

Robin is one of the youngest Brunei lawyers to be first ranked in Brunei by Chambers and Partners since 2009. The Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific guide describes that Robin “advises on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters, and is identified for his experience in Islamic finance”. In 2010, the Chambers Asia Pacific reported that Robin is specialise mainly in corporate and finance work, as well as in funds and financial services regulatory advice. Robin was reported as respected as an expert in corporate law, and in addition handles conveyancing work in the Chambers Asia Pacific, 2011. Market commentators recognise Robin for his handling of corporate matters, while he is also active on real estate. Additionally, he has considerable expertise relating to Islamic finance as mentioned by Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020.

Robin is ranked on Asialaw Profiles as one of the Leading Lawyers for Banking and Finance in Brunei, where his specialist areas and expertise are also described in an analysis by Asialaw Profiles.

Robin Cheok is being awarded as the ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2020. He is also ranked as the ‘Top Tier’ 2020 of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Robin is also formally trained as an international and national arbitration lawyer in July 2016, where he attended a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) accredited course in International Commercial Arbitration conducted by the ASEAN Legal Alliance and Arbitration and the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. In 2019, Robin was invited by the Bali International Arbitration & Medication Centre (BIAMC) to attend the “Advanced International Arbitration Certification Course”. The five-days training course is strategically designed to address advanced topics in arbitration from the perspectives of arbitrators and counsel, including litigators and in-house counsel. It delivered a sophisticated understanding of the most challenging and recurrent issues in international commercial arbitration. Robin having passed the examination after the course is now qualified to apply for fellowship status.

Lisa Theng

Lisa Theng has been in practice since 1991 and has vast experience in corporate litigation prior to focusing her practice in the areas of Corporate M&A, Corporate Advisory and Corporate and Commercial services.

In the area of corporate law, she has advised both Singapore and foreign companies in major acquisitions and disposal transactions and has also advised on investment and other corporate agreements where parties are in dispute.

She has advised healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate, exhibition, publishing, food and leisure and entertainment companies on a range of issues. These issues include restructurings, investments, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance, and acquisitions.

In the area of corporate advisory, Lisa has advised listed companies and their audit committees and Boards in relation to potential disputes, irregularities, fraud and issues involving directors and shareholders. 

Her other experiences include cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in the region, advising on international sports and entertainment projects including sponsorships and logistics agreements.  She regularly advises on listed and private companies on compliance and corporate governance issues.

Lisa is endorsed for the following practices:  

 Corporate Governance – Recommended by Who’s Who Legal in 2021 and 2020.  

Corporate and M&A – Recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2017 and 2016, and recognised as a Notable Practitioner by Chambers Asia Pacific in 2018 and 2015. 

Dispute Resolution – Recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, 2017 and 2016. 

To view Lisa’s online profile, please click here.

Firm Overview

Established in 1988, CNPLaw LLP (CNP)  is a full-service law firm with a talent for cross-border business. Today, with approximately 80 staff, including more than 40 fee-earners, many with experience of working in other jurisdictions outside Singapore. CNP can deliver legal solutions in Singapore and beyond.

CNP is consistently recognised as being amongst the top law firms in Singapore by leading legal publications. We focus on business within and outside of Asia, in particular, Greater China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Indo-China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom as well as Singapore. Our lawyers are qualified in jurisdictions beyond Singapore such as England and Wales, India, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.

The firm is a member of international networks such as Interlaw (a network with law firms located in more than 150 cities worldwide), IR Global (a network of professional services firms across 155+ jurisdictions and SCG Legal, a network located in 82 countries).

With strong contacts in the foreign jurisdictions where our clients do business, CNP is well-placed to meet the ever-increasing need for practical and effective legal services in Singapore and for cross-border business in Asia and beyond.

We make knowing our clients’ businesses our business and pride ourselves in providing innovative, yet practical and valuable advice.

CNP’s PRACTICES

CORPORATE

• Commercial Contracts
• Corporate Advisory
• Corporate Governance, Compliance and Regulatory
• Corporate Restructuring
• Joint Ventures
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Private Equity

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

• Arbitration
• Construction
• General Litigation
• Insolvency
• Matrimonial and Family Disputes
• Professional Liability

EMPLOYMENT

• Employment Contracts and Relations
• Employment Disputes
• Immigration (Employment)
• Workforce Restructuring and Termination of Employment

FINANCIAL SERVICES

• Banking and Finance
• Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Initial Coin Offerings
• Corporate Finance – Capital Markets
• Investment Funds

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

• Data Protection and Security
• Franchise Arrangements
• Intellectual Property
• Media and Entertainment
• Technology and E-Commerce

PRIVATE CLIENTS, FAMILY OFFICES AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT

• Charities and Philanthropy
• Estate Planning
• Family Offices
• Immigration (Private Clients)
• Probate
• Wills and Trusts

REAL ESTATE

• Corporate Real Estate
• Retail Conveyancing

Segun Omoregie

Segun Omoregie is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Segun directly using the contact details listed above.

Segun, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association is a partner at G.Elias & Co. He is an experienced corporate lawyer whose field of expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, capital market, private equity, corporate finance, assets and project finance and oil and gas.

Firm Overview

G.Elias & Co. is a full service law firm which was founded in 1994 and is one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. We have always had an international outlook. We have a reputation for, and an outstanding record of, carrying out critical, innovative, and complex work to the highest standards of excellence.

We have advised and represented our clients on several of the most recent developments in Nigerian business law practice. Our clients are of various nationalities from domestic to international clients. Our clients range from foremost global multination enterprises to ambitious homegrown fledglings, from government-controlled enterprises (we have also advised on numerous privatisations) to companies controlled entirely by private sector actors. We advise these clients in various areas of law such as corporate, banking and finance, disputes, tax, energy, projects, “new economy” and commercial law.

Our corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions, compliance, private equity and employment practices. Banking, derivatives and structured products, capital market and insolvency law are central elements in our finance practices. Our dispute practice covers litigation, arbitration and administrative hearings.

Our energy sub-sectors are the oil and gas and electric power sub-sectors. The real estate, transport and other infrastructure, construction and mining sub-sectors are at the heart of projects practice area.

Our commercial practice area covers both traditional and “new economy” commercial sectors. The traditional commercial sector covers intellectual property, agribusiness, food and healthcare and industry and transport. The new economy subsectors are FinTech, telecommunications and technology, media and entertainment.

We have and maintain complementary contacts in Nigerian business and government circles and with law firms and lawyers’ organizations based both in and outside Nigeria.

Ruengrit Pooprasert

Ruengrit Pooprasert is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Thailand on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ruengrit directly using the contact details listed above.

Ruengrit is a Founder and Managing Partner of Veritas Law Limited. He is an experienced corporate lawyer, specialising in international business transactions, data protection & privacy, employment, cross-border M&A and foreign direct investment laws. He began his career in 1999 as an international associate with a US firm in Cleveland, Ohio, advising on Thai law in commercial contracts and foreign investment in Thailand.

Ruengrit has been involved in a number of acquisitions and disposals of equity in Thailand, in sectors such as food, property, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Ruengrit Pooprasert is also experienced in the resources and energy sector and advised the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) on its privatisation and initial public offering.

Firm Overview:

VERITAS LAW is a full-service independent law firm in Thailand found by Mr. Ruengrit Pooprasert, a well-known Thai lawyer who had worked in both international and regional law firms for two decades. This unique experience places us in the best position to provide practical and holistic services for all clients. Veritas Law is a modern, innovative and commercially focused law firm. Our lawyers combine knowledge of local markets with an understanding of its clients’ business and legal needs to provide practical and commercial solutions.

Our corporate and commercial practice offers comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients. Over the years, our lawyers have provided advice and assistance to a wide range of clients including individuals, private and public companies, national and multinational corporations as well as state owned enterprises.

Veritas Law is committed to provide high quality and commercially sensible legal advice to clients and strives to deliver our legal services in a timely and cost-effective manner. We honour the trust of our client and would provide utmost level of expertise to maintain the trust of clients. We work hard to listen to our clients, know the business and the people and understand the expectation of our clients. At Veritas Law, we help clients to achieve their objectives and maximising their business interests.

Pedro Gloria

Pedro Gloria is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Mexico on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Pedro directly using the contact details listed above.

Attorney at Law with a Master Degree in Business Law by the UDEM, and postgraduate studies in Yale University, Paris II and the Superior Institute of Law and Economy of Madrid. Over 10 years of experience in legal counselling in the Real Estate and Construction sector, as well as a vast knowledge in Sports Law.

Languages: Spanish and English

Firm Overview:

Gloria Ponce de León & Hernández is an innovative and avant-garde legal firm with offices in Monterrey and Mexico City.

Starting from a methodology of Legal Project Management and integrating new technologies in our service model, we advise national and foreign clients of real estate, financial, private equity, food, sports, start-up and fintech sectors, among others; in projects of a corporate, compliance, intellectual and transactional property nature, including resolution of disputes and litigation when necessary.

We have the experience and business vision necessary to add value to the daily operations and strategic projects of your company.

Anuol Deng Kuoreng

Anuol Deng Kuoreng is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law and Oil & Gas Law expert in South Sudan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anuol directly using the contact details listed above.

Awatkeer Law Chambers is a law firm that provides a quality legal service in the Republic of South Sudan across most areas of law. Led by Anuol Deng, a UK-trained Barrister, Awatkeer specialises in both domestic and International law and currently operates in Juba, Central Equartoria, South Sudan.  We plan to extend our legal services to cover other States including Abyei when conditions are right in the near future. In order to best serve our clients, we cherish integrity, sincerity, excellence, confidentiality, and professionalism. We aim to be approachable to clients and whilst adhering to the professional ethics of the law, to ensure we serve our clients well. We believe in meeting our clients’ needs in a timely manner. We offer legal service to the general public, Companies, NGOs, Banks and Government institutions amongst others. We believe that our success is our clients’ success.

We believe that in order to provide a quality legal service to clients, one must act with integrity, honesty, professionalism, and observe clients’ confidentiality at all times.

We aspire to become the leading law firm in South Sudan in clients’ care.