ROBIN CHEOK VAN KEE
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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 5 years later 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 practise 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 is 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”.
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 is also trained to be an international and national arbitration lawyer since 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.
CHRISTINA LIM LI HUI
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Christina Lim is a partner at Cheok Advocates & Solicitors. Christina oversees work not supervised by Robin Cheok. She was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn), UK in 2002 and admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam in 2003.
Christina has extensive experience in Matrimonial Law Practice, dealing with all aspects of Matrimonial Law in addition to handling preventive issues at the beginning of a relationship. Christina is also actively involved in handling sales and purchases and leases of residential and commercial properties. Christina also acts regularly for developers in real-estate development work and deals with a wide range of real-estate developer portfolio in Brunei.
Christina is also ranked in Asialaw Profiles as one of the Market-leading Lawyers for Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, where her expertise is described in an analysis by Asialaw Profiles.
CHAN CHING YEE
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Ms Chan Ching Yee was called to the Brunei Bar in February 2015. She served her pupillage under Mr Robin Cheok and Ms Christina Lim and thereafter took up the firm’s offer for her to stay with the firm, predominantly to assist the managing partner. Ms Chan obtained her Bachelor in Laws with Mathematics in University of Keele UK and ventured to Queensland Australia to do her practical legal training conducted by the Queensland University of Technology and obtain her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Whilst having an all round knowledge then experience is a cornerstone for lawyers of this law firm, Ms Chan’s interest lies with corporate work with preference for financial securities, numeric and accounting bias acquisitions and corporate regulation.
However, Ms Chan also handles corporate and industrial accidents litigation and is also trained since July 2016 to assist Robin Cheok in arbitration. Ms Chan is on sabbatical leave.