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ROBIN CHEOK VAN KEE

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

Robin Cheok Van Kee is the founding partner of Cheok Advocates & Solicitors, a full-service law firm in Brunei Darussalam. He has over 20 years of experience in banking, construction, corporate law, joint ventures, M&As, real estate, securities and litigation.

Robin leads his firm’s teams in most international corporate advisory in as wide a scope of fields as his client has needed thus far. He also leads our litigation team which includes Admiralty, Criminal, IP, Personal Injury, Commercial and Banking. Thus, being picked out by sources for his involvement in corporate advisory, litigation, he garners praise from international law firm for the breadth of his knowledge and willingness to invite his clients to consider potential issues not raised in his brief. His clientele are repeaters.

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.

Wendy Chan Poh Lu

Lawyer
wendychan@cheoklaw.com
+673 233 9 119

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
+673 2339119

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.

PG HJH NUR IZZATUL AFIFAH BTE PG HJ ABU BAKAR SANI

Lawyer
izzatul.afifah@cheoklaw.com
+673 2339119

Pg Hjh Nur Izzatul Afifah assists Christina and Rahmah in civil litigation and Syariah matters, mainly on debt recovery and insolvency as well as Islamic inheritance-related matters.

Izzatul Afifah was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam in 2019.

Izzatul Afifah obtained a Dean’s List certificate in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Syariah Laws from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) in Brunei Darussalam in 2016/2017. In 2018, she competed in a Public Speaking competition on Islamic Finance in which she became one of the finalists.

Over the years of her practice, Izzatul Afifah dealt mainly with corporate clients such as banks, Insurance and private companies. She had extensive exposure enough to enable her to give consultations, draft agreements and other legal documents, and to offer legal advice, especially in corporate works.

Contact

14, Level 1, Jaya Setia Square, Spg 13, Jln Komersial Jaya Setia, Berakas, Bandar Seri Begawan BB2713 Brunei Darussalam.