Name Colin Ong QC

Designation   Queen’s Counsel

Company   36 Stone (London)

Country    Brunei

International Arbitrator and Lead Counsel. Litigator in Brunei, Singapore and UK. President, Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam(AABD); Vice President, Appointing Council; Thailand Arbitration Center(THAC); Advisory Governing Council, Indonesian National Board of Arbitration(BANI).


First ASEAN practising lawyer to be appointed English Queen’s Counsel and elected Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple (2010) Chartered Arbitrator, Visiting law professor at Civil law jurisdictions. Languages include Bahasa Indonesia/Malay (written awards); Chinese; and English (written awards). LL.B (Hons)(Sheffield); LL.M; Ph.D(Queen Mary). FCIArb, FMIArb, FSIArb; DiplCArb. Author of leading advocacy; arbitration and law publications. 2 books listed as End-note 1 reference books in two CIArb Practice Guidelines.


Handled over 350 arbitrations and recognised as a top 30 arbitration practitioner worldwide by Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2017 and 2019 (Arbitration). One of 18 Most-in-Demand Arbitrators (Asia-Pacific Chambers&Partners 2019) and described as “top person in the field,”  Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2018:- “a world-renowned arbitration counsel who “always manages to make complicated issues appear unbelievably straightforward”. Generally appointed in complex high value international disputes and many involve values up to some billions of $US. Broad ranging commercial practice encompassing finance, infrastructure projects, insurance, mining and minerals disputes, energy disputes, information technology, intellectual property, shipping, technology transfer.


Who’s Who Legal Litigation 2019:- “Colin Ong is a distinguished litigator who garners wide praise for his experience in disputes spanning a broad range of industries and jurisdictions.”


Who’sWho Legal Arbitration 2019:- “maintains a worldwide reputation for his skill in arbitration….great experience in both civil and common law”.


Chambers & Partners 2019:- “an extremely creative and charismatic lawyer” and “the best cross-examiner that I have seen….a star performer with a brilliant legal mind, and an excellent advocate with a compelling style.”