History

The Firm was established in 1986 by its founders, Dato W S W Davidson and Mr. Anthony Abrahams. Both founders have since retired; Mr. Abraham in 1990 and Dato’ Davidson in 2000. Dato Davidson remains as Consultant of the Firm.

From 1990, the Firm was led by Muhd Jamil Abas Bin Abdul’ Ali @ James Chiew initially as Managing Partner and thereafter as Senior Partner until his retirement as partner in April 2010. During this time, Muhd Jamil Abas’ management and stewardship was integral to the Firm’s growth from its humble beginnings into a leading full service practice in Brunei. Muhd Jamil Abas’ remains in active legal practice as a legal adviser of the Firm.

The Firm is currently managed by Bernard Tan. He assumed the role in 2018 and succeeds Ahmad Basuni bin Hj Abbas who managed the Firm from 2007 to 2017.