Ahmad Basuni Hj Abbas




LL.B. (Hons), Barrister-at-law, Lincoln’s Inn; Advocate & Solicitor (Brunei Darussalam); Dip Islamic Law & Practice, Syari’e Counsel.

Areas of Practice

Litigation (Civil & Criminal), Banking, Conveyancing, Property Development and Intellectual Property.


Awg Ahmad Basuni is the Managing Partner of the Firm. He has been in practice for over 22 years.

Awg Ahmad is a Bruneian and was with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan’s Government from August 1988 to March 1997 attached to the Attorney-General’s Chambers as Acting Senior Counsel (civil division) and Deputy Public Prosecutor (criminal division) and Deputy Registrar of Companies.

Awg Ahmad is experienced in commercial work, joint ventures, corporate, banking (both conventional banking and Islamic banking), conveyancing and criminal work. His Syariah based work includes –

  • advised the customer on local laws and related matters on a Al-Ijarah Financing with Istisna contract for the manufacture and financing of a special purpose built LNG vessel;
  • acted as a local counsel for an overseas Islamic Offshore Bank in an Al-Ijarah Bit-Tamlik Financing for a hotel/apartment construction/refinancing;
  • acted as a local counsel for a semi-government company having interests in Saudi Arabia;
  • preparation of legal documents for banking, securities, operational, treasury of Development Bank of Brunei Berhad (conventional) (including trade financing documentation);
  • legal documents for banking, securities, operational, treasury of Islamic Development Bank of Brunei Berhad (Syariah based);
  • advised on the first 2 Sukuk Al-Ijara transactions in Brunei;
  • drafting of first Islamic based Inter-bank Placement of funds agreement; and
  • giving advise and opinion to banks (both conventional and Islamic) on various banking & finance issues.

Awg Ahmad’s previous experience include reviewing, giving opinion and preparation of agreements relating to defence related contracts (military vessels, aircrafts), joint ventures between international private companies and the Government of Brunei, advising and representing major wholly Government owned companies and statutory bodies, representing the Attorney General’s Chambers in litigation matters, telecommunication and information technology, Intellectual Property and Trade Marks work.

Awg Ahmad is currently: –

  • the Vice President and Council Member of the Law Society of Brunei Darussalam;
  • a member of the Islamic Laws Committee, Ministry of Religious Affairs;
  • a Council Member of the Motor Transport Licensing Authority of Brunei Darussalam;
  • a Council Member of the Post Graduate Diploma in Islamic Law, University Brunei Darussalam; and
  • a member of the board of the Executive Committee for E-Business Programme of the Brunei Information Technology Council.