There are two parallel systems of law operating in Brunei Darussalam: statutory laws, which regulate mercantile activities and disputes between persons, and sharia law. Statutory laws are generally referred to as the common law system and are based upon English codified laws. These courts are also known generally as Civil Courts and have exclusive jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases in the country. The rules of procedure that are used in the higher courts are based on pre-1999 UK Supreme…
From The Report: Brunei Darussalam 2016
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This chapter provides a guide to the Sultanate’s regulatory structure, focusing on key areas including property laws, IP rights and the sharia system. It also contains a viewpoint from Colin Ong, Managing Partner, Dr Colin Ong Legal Services; and President, Arbitration Association Brunei Darussalam (AABD).