Dr Colin Ong is a member of the Brunei, English and Singapore Bars. He has acted as arbitrator or as counsel in over 200 commercial and investment arbitrations under most major rules of arbitration governed under civil and common law. His arbitrations generally involve cases concerning banking and finance, construction and infrastructure projects, insurance, mining and minerals disputes, energy disputes and general commercial trade-related matters. He is listed as one of the Global Arbitration Review ‘45 under 45’.
He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple; president of the Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam; adviser to the governing board, BANI (Indonesia), to the appointments board, Cambodia National Commercial Arbitration Centre, to the China-ASEAN Law Research Center, to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force (Costs and Security for Costs); former principal legal consultant, ASEAN Centre for Energy; panel member (Brunei Darussalam nominee) of ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism; and former vice president of the LCIA (Asia-Pacific Users’ Council).
He is or has been a visiting professor at various universities, including the University of Hong Kong, the University of Indonesia (UI), King’s College London, the University of Malaya, the National University of Malaysia, Queen Mary University of London, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia and the National University of Singapore. Dr Ong is an editorial board member of a number of legal journals, including Arbitration (CIArb), Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Dispute Resolution International and Maritime Risk International, and he is recognised as a leading arbitrator and arbitration counsel in all the main international legal directories