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ROBIN CHEOK VAN KEE

Managing Partner
robincheok@cheoklaw.com
+673 233 9 119

CHRISTINA LIM LI HUI

Partner
christinalim@cheoklaw.com
+673 233 9 119

Wendy Chan Poh Lu

Lawyer
wendychan@cheoklaw.com
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Wendy Chan Poh Lu is a Conveyancing Lawyer at Cheok Advocates & Solicitors. Wendy Chan is a law graduate from Bond University of Queensland, Australia. She was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court in Sabah and Sarawak in Kota Kinabalu in 2009.

In Malaysia, her experience include conveyancing and land dealings, negotiations with individual and corporate clients, developers, statutory corporations and associations as well as preparation and vetting of diverse documents over the usual sale and purchase agreement, sublease agreements, tenancy agreements, joint venture agreement, wills, etc. She has also vast experience in banking security documentation and legal advisory for both corporate and individual financing, for numerous banks in Malaysia such as Malayan Banking Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Public Bank Berhad, United Overseas Bank Malaysia Berhad, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, AmBank Berhad, AmFinance Berhad, Borneo Housing Mortgage, CIMB Bank Berhad, Sabah Development Bank Berhad, AIA Berhad, Hong Leong Bank Berhad.

In 2010, Wendy attended a seminar on Challenges in Conveyancing and Finance Law conducted by Daniel Tan Jwee Peng and was organized by Sabah Law Association. She also attended a seminar on Islamic Corporate Financing and Islamic Legal Document by Muhammad Zahid Abdul Aziz in the same year.

In 2011, Wendy attended a conference on the Journal of Contract Law Conference Commercial Contract Law: Malaysian and International Perspectives conducted by Justice Andrew Phang of Singapore, Professor Michael Furmston, Professor Howard Hunter, Professor John Carter and Dato’ RR Sethu.

In 2018, Wendy attended the National Symposium on Islamic Banking and Finance organized by Association of Islamic Banking Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) and Advocates Association of Sarawak (AAS) (Miri Branch).

In 2019, Wendy attended the Islamic Finance Qualification (IFQ) course organized by the Centre For Islamic Banking, Finance and Management (CIBFM) in Brunei Darussalam. The course covers Islamic finance from both a technical and a Shariah perspective. According to the CIBFM, it provided “the first international benchmark in the area of Islamic finance”. The course ensured that participants had a firm grounding knowledge of the influence of Shariah in a business context and the Shariah knowledge to hold key positions in Islamic finance and takaful (Islamic insurance) industries. The course covered the syllabus for a certified qualification in Islamic Finance by Raj Mohamad the founder and Managing Director of Five Pillars Pte Ltd. For Wendy, this was a way of calibrating and bench marking her knowledge in Islamic and Financing Banking and Management.

Siti Nurrahmah Binti Haji Jalbah

Lawyer
rahmahjalbah@cheoklaw.com
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Siti Nurrahmah Binti Haji Jalbah was called to the Brunei Bar on October 2019. She completed her pupillage under the supervision of Ms. Christina Lim and took up the firm’s offer for her to stay with the firm as a Lawyer in the Litigation Department. Siti Nurrahmah obtained her First Class Degree in Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Syariah Law in University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) in Brunei Darussalam. She assists the partners predominantly on debt recovery, and corporate secretarial services.

In November 2019, Rahmah attended the Criminal Law Conference in Miri (Sarawak) organized by Advocates Association of Sarawak (Miri Branch). The conference highlights on several aspects such as the Criminal Trail Process, Art of Cross-Examination, Digital Forensic Evidence, Drug Trafficking Cases, Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) Cases, Criminal Advocacy – Expectation of the Bench and Child Rights – International Conventions Sexual Offences Against Children Act.

In December 2019, Rahmah attended the workshop on Secured Transactions Order (STO) focusing on the Legal Professional Training on Modern Secured Transactions Legal Principles organized by the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam (AMBD). The workshop outlined the key concepts and provisions of the STO, explaining its background and how it can apply in practice. In doing so, draw on the experience in overseas jurisdictions with similar legislation, particularly in New Zealand (on whose legislation the STO is closely modelled).

Rahmah assists Ms. Christina Lim predominantly on debt recovery and uncontentious corporate work. The corporate work entails legal regulatory practice and compliances advisory services for the law firm’s international clients.

Umi Wafiah Binti Haji Wardi

Lawyer
wafiah.wardi@cheoklaw.com
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Umi Wafiah Binti Haji Wardi has completed her pupillage under Mr. Robin Cheok’s guidance and has been called to the Brunei Bar in December 2019. She graduated from University Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) with a 2.1 in Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Syariah Law. Umi assists Robin Cheok on civil and criminal litigation.

In November 2019, Umi attended a 3-day Criminal Law Conference in Miri (Sarawak) organized by the Advocates Association of Sarawak (Miri Branch). The conference was attended by many prominent lawyers and judges such as Datuk Harmindar Singh Dhaliwal, Judge, Court of Appeal, YAA Tan Sri Tengku Maumun Binti Tuan Mat and YAA Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima David Wong Dak Wah. They shared to the audience their experience on remote and difficult situations in topics such as, “the Criminal Trail Process, Art of Cross-Examination, Digital Forensic Evidence, Drug Trafficking Cases, Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) Cases, Child Rights – International Conventions Sexual Offences Against Children Act” and Criminal Advocacy – Expectation of the Bench.

On 6th December 2019, Umi attended the Regional Arbitration Institutes Forum organized by Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (AABD) at the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong. The objective of RAIF is to serve educational and social needs of members of the arbitral institutes; facilitating the exchange and dissemination of information on arbitral institutes and arbitration as well as promotion understanding and cooperation between the member institutes.

Umi Wafiah is on sabatical leave.

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