Eugene Lim

Leaders in Law endorses Eugene Lim as our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Eugene, please use the contact information provided above.

Eugene Lim is an international tax and trade lawyer who works extensively in the Asia Pacific region. He is a founding Principal with WTS Taxise, a specialist international tax, transfer pricing and international trade practice comprising of a boutique Singapore law corporation, Taxise Asia LLC, and a boutique tax consulting firm, Taxise Asia Consulting Pte Ltd. WTS Taxise is the exclusive member for Singapore of WTS Global, a global tax network of independent tax advisory firms with presence in more than 100 countries.

Previously, Eugene was based in Hong Kong and China for 11 years before moving to Singapore in 2014 to head the Singapore Tax, Trade and Wealth Management practice in one of the largest international law firms in Singapore. He has extensive experience relating to the structuring of supply chain and distribution strategies in the Asia Pacific region as well as in international tax and trade matters.

Eugene is recognised by leading legal directories such as Chambers Asia Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and International Tax Review, with Chambers Asia Pacific describing him as having “a strong reputation for international tax and trade matters”.

His representative matters include:

  • Advised a Fortune 500 semi-conductor equipment company on the indirect tax, customs and export controls aspects of the establishment of their global manufacturing facility and global principal entity in an ASEAN country.
  • Advised a U.S. fabless semiconductor company on the transfer of fixed assets and inventory in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand as part of a global divestiture of a business unit valued at USD2.75 billion.
  • Advised a German semi-conductor equipment conglomerate on tax and supply chain structures for a potential joint venture with a Chinese partner.
  • Assisted a Scandinavian apparel company on their Asia Pacific distribution hub structure.
  • Advising one of the world’s largest FinTech company on export control issues in Singapore, and various countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Awards and Accolades:

  • Leaders in Law – Global Awards 2023 – Tax Expert of the Year in Singapore
  • Leading Individual, Legal 500 Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2024
  • Band 3, Chambers Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2024
  • Leading Individual, Legal 500 Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2023
  • Band 3, Chambers Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2023
  • Recommended Lawyer, Legal 500 Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2022
  • Band 3, Chambers Asia Pacific Singapore Tax 2022
  • Highly Regarded Tax Leader for Indirect Tax, International Tax Review 2021-2024
  • Highly Regarded Tax Leader for Tax Controversy, International Tax Review 2021-2024
  • Notable Practitioner for Tax, asialaw 2021-2023
  • Best Lawyer for Tax Law, Best Lawyers 2016-2023
  • Best Lawyer for Trade Law, Best Lawyers 2016-2023
  • Tax Advisory Expert of the Year in Singapore, Corporate INTL 2023
  • International Trade Lawyer of the Year, The Asian Lawyer 2021
  • Leading Lawyer (Asia-wide, International Trade), Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers Global 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014
  • Leading Trade and Customs Lawyer, The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers

 

Daniel Ho

Leaders in Law endorses Daniel Ho as our exclusively recommended Wills & Estates Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Daniel, please use the contact information provided above.

Daniel Ho, the founding director of Summit Law Corporation, is a lawyer with over 25 years of experience. He has worked with clients at every level – from individuals (both Singaporeans and foreigners) to SMEs to banks to multinational corporations to private family offices.

Daniel has extensive experience in private and corporate legal practice including holding regional roles in charge of legal matters covering Asia Pacific. Prior to going back into legal practice, Daniel was Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of Manulife (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Daniel previously also served as regional in-house counsel for various U.S. MNCs (including Texas Instruments and Caltex) and listed companies based in the Asia Pacific.

Possessing deep understanding of country specific legal cultures and practices, Daniel has a strong track record of delivering balanced and timely legal advice in highly pressurized environments with achievement of business objectives in mind. Daniel is effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, with experience in reviewing legal documentation and contracts in Chinese. In his previous roles, he had worked on a diverse range of legal functions including provision of legal advice and guidance; prosecution of cases in courts and litigation management; documentation preparation and drafting; compliance and corporate secretarial responsibilities.

Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree from the National University of Singapore in 1988.

Wills & Estate Law:

We help clients with the following:

  • Trust Setups
  • Will Writing
  • Preparation of Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney (including those required for HDB property)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (Form 1 and Form 2)
  • Application for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Resealing of Foreign Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Family Deeds and Agreements
  • Property Transfers upon Death and related advisory services.

Summit Law Corporation:

We are a boutique law practice providing high net worth individuals and family offices with customised legal solutions to address their legal issues and requirements. We cater to clients from Singapore and abroad.

Our focus is on five primary practice areas – Corporate Commercial Law including mergers and acquisitions; Intellectual Property Law protection; Family Law including pre and post nuptial agreements and Estate Law including Lasting Powers of Attorney (Form 1s and 2s) and Conveyancing including purchase of private properties under trust. We also provide Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths services to your choice location, at your convenience.

Summit Law Corporation – your external “in-house” legal department.

 

Lim Tat

Leaders in Law endorses Lim Tat as our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Lim, please use the contact information provided above.

Lim Tat was called to the Singapore Bar in 1989.

His wide spectrum of practice includes conflict and dispute management, de-escalation and resolution. He adopts a multifaceted approach and utilises varied dispute resolution modes to obtain optimal outcomes for clients.

He has over three decades of extensive experience in dispute resolution and has appeared as lead counsel in all levels of the Singapore courts and in international arbitrations. His practice includes representing local and international clients in high value cases involving multiple jurisdictions and spanning across a wide range of industries, including energy, recycling, entertainment, construction, manufacturing and real estate.

He has received appointments as an expert in Singapore law for foreign court proceedings, and as arbitrator in institutional arbitrations. He is an IMI-certified mediation advocate and an IMI-certified mediator and has extensive experience as mediation counsel and mediator in complex cross-jurisdictional disputes.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow. He is on the international panels of many distinguished arbitration and mediation institutions, including the SIMC and AAA-ICDR. He is a regional consultant and mediator of the CAO, IFC, World Bank Group and a member of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes.

He has been ranked for his dispute resolution practice in The Legal500 and received recognition by Who’sWhoLegal:Mediation since 2016.

Write Up

  • Contributor, “Singapore Civil Procedure” (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor, “Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide” (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell)
  • Contributor, “Mediation Practice – 8 Cultures, 16 Cases, 128 Creative Solutions” (ICC)
  • Contributor, “Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition” (ABA)
  • Contributor, “Study of the Existing Commercial Mediation Legal and Institutional Frameworks and Best Practices in the Balkan Region and Selected Countries) (EBRD / IDLO)
  • Contributor, “Chambers Data Protection and Privacy 2020 Guide” (Chambers and Partners)
  • Author, “Arbitration Global Guide – Singapore” (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters)
  • Author, “Litigation and enforcement in Singapore: overview” (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters)
  • Author, “Lexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution” (LexisNexis)

Notable Cases

Matters of significance in which Tat has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for a NASDAQ listed company in ICC arbitration brought by an IDX listed company.
  • Acting for a TSE listed company in JCAA arbitration against a company based in Pakistan.
  • Acting for an US company in SIAC arbitration against a NYSE listed company.
  • Acting for SGX listed developers and contractors in suits commenced in the Singapore High Court.
  • Acting for an oil and gas company in defending claims brought by ship owners.
  • Acting for management corporations in suits commenced in the Singapore High Court against developers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants.
  • Acting for management corporations in matters relating to breaches of duties and compliance with statutory obligations.
  • Successfully resolving complex employment dispute involving allegations of gender-based discrimination.
  • Successfully resolving cross-border parental child abduction case.
  • Successfully resolving a dispute brought under the UNCITRAL Conciliation Rules.

Memberships & Appointments

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Co-Chair, Mediation Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Chairperson, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
  • Board of Directors, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Board of Governors, International Academy of Mediators
  • Chair, National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, MCCY, Singapore
  • Independent Advisory Committee, International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • Member, Mediation Committee Advisory Board, International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Inquiry Panel, Law Society of Singapore
  • Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council
  • Member, Continental Results Management Panel (Asia / Oceania), WADA
  • Member, National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, MCCY, Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Editorial Board, Dispute Resolution International (IBA)
  • Editorial Board, Fórum Publisher from Belo Horizonte/MG in partnership with the Brazilian Center of Arbitration and Mediation (CBMA)
  • Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore
  • Notary Public, Singapore

Areas of Expertise:

Counsel

  • Lead counsel in mediation, tribunal, adjudication, court and arbitration proceedings, including hearings, trials andappeals at Strata Titles Boards, State Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, and arbitration proceedings at ICC, SIAC and JCAA.

Neutral

  • Appointments as arbitrator by SIAC and Law Society of Singapore.
  • Appointments as mediator in several hundred institutional and ad hoc mediations, including commercial mediation of cross border / international disputes involving multiple parties of various nationalities from multiple
    jurisdictions.
  • Appointments as consultant / mediator by Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), World Bank Group in cases involving complex multiparty disputes in Myanmar and Indonesia.
  • Appointments as chair or member of inquiry and disciplinary tribunals by National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (Minister of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), Singapore), Inquiry Panel (Law Society of Singapore), Disciplinary Tribunal (Chief Justice of Singapore), and Singapore Medical Council’s Complaints
  • Panel (President, Singapore Medical Council).

Expert

Appointments as expert (in Singapore law) in Hong Kong court proceedings, and in SIAC proceedings.

Firm Description:

Entrepreneurial, dedicated, versatile, we are a full service law firm that places you at the centre of our experience and expertise.

By choosing us as your most trusted counsel we invest our time to make your journey worthwhile and rewarding – and it’s a relationship that we believe will last a lifetime.

We have a proven track record for handling high value, complex dispute resolution and commercial transactions and a success rate that is second to none.

At Aequitas we give you the right legal advice at the right time to protect your business, while adding value to your commercial goals. Our team have a wealth of legal experience representing commercial and corporate clients, from family-owned businesses to large international enterprises. By providing you with legal advice to achieve your business objectives, we help to manage your legal risks and protect your business relationships.

 

Mohamed Baiross

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamed Baiross as our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamed Baiross please use the contact information provided above.

Baiross is one of the founders and managing partners of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer who was admitted to the bar in 2008. He has an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas. He advises clients on matters relating to divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, Syariah law, and general civil litigation.

Baiross is known for delivering effective solutions to legal problems with empathy and patience.

Mr Baiross’ practice area is broad and he can help you in the following:

  • Arbitration;
  • Admiralty and Shipping;
  • Bankruptcy (including voluntary bankruptcy and creditors bankruptcy application);
  • Company winding up (voluntary winding up and compulsory winding up);
  • Criminal defence (Capital Cases (i.e. Drug Trafficking, Murder), Drug possession Consumption, VCH, VCGH, Rioting, Juvenile Offenders etc);
  • Corporate and Commercial litigation (Magistrate Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal actions involving broad areas i.e. breach of contract, minority oppression actions etc);
  • Defamation;
  • Debt recovery (corporate and individual);
  • Divorce (Muslim/Syariah and non-Muslim);
  • Employment Law;
  • Intellectual Property Law including Trademarks, Patents and Copyright
  • Letters of Administration and Probate (Muslim and Non-Muslim)
  • Road Accidents and other negligence claims including Medical Negligence
  • Wills (Muslim and Non-Muslim); and
  • Work Injury Compensation (Industrial Accidents);

For each of the above areas of practice, competent teams of lawyers and paralegals are always on hand to assist Mr Baiross. This enables him to assist you diligently and effectively, and ensures you receive the full services of a big established firm at the competitive prices of a small firm.

As a people’s person and an all-rounded lawyer, Mr Baiross makes it a point to make sure his clients understand the situation they are in, advising them in a manner that is easily understood. He works hard to keep his services affordable for the common man, and is transparent and honest in his assessment of your cases.

Mr Baiross also facilitates notarisation and commissioning with Notaries Public and Commissioners for Oaths who are registered with the Singapore Academy of Law.

Baiross, who was placed in National University of Singapore’s Dean’s List  for academic excellence first started his career in Shook Lin & Bok, one of Singapore’s oldest law firm and had the benefit of working with Senior Counsel who were eventually called to the Bench of the High Court of Singapore.

Baiross had trained under a Senior Counsel in Singapore for several years before commencing IRB LAW LLP.  During the time, he even argued a case in the Court of Appeal of Singapore.

Firm Description:

Founded in 2012, I.R.B Law now has over 50 employees. Our size and structure allows us to maintain a highly personalised level of service, whilst enabling us to cover a significant range of service areas across individual and corporate law. Our clients range from individuals and small family-run companies to large industry leading corporations.

I.R.B Law LLP was founded with a vision to build a law firm that delivers effective and efficient legal services to everyone, from the man on the street to large corporations. IRB Law now has over 50 employees, allowing us to maintain a highly personalised level of service, whilst enabling us to cover a significant range of service areas across individual and corporate law.

We are able to offer top-quality legal services at affordable prices by leveraging technology and falling costs of information. Unlike other law firms, we transfer these cost savings to our clients, which keep our prices very reasonable. Our areas of practice range from family, probate, criminal, personal injury, and personal debt recovery, to international arbitrations, construction and infrastructure, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, asset tracing, and enforcement actions.

The firm’s matrimonial practice has dedicated lawyers who regularly undertake both contested and uncontested ancillaries such as divorce, adoption matters, pre-nuptial agreements, division of matrimonial assets and care and control of children. IRB boasts Singapore’s largest Syariah law practice, advising and representing clients in all aspects of Syariah law, such as wills and inheritance matters and divorce.

On civil and commercial matters we have represented clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Court of Appeal. Elsewhere in the world, our international arbitration team has been representing large international contractors, companies and consultants in arbitrations in Singapore, Malaysia and the wider region, as well as in more distant jurisdictions such as India, China and Romania, primarily in construction, infrastructure, engineering, and commercial disputes.

 

Francis Xavier

Leaders in Law endorses Francis Xavier as our exclusively recommended International Arbitration Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Francis please use the contact information provided above.

Francis is Regional Head, Disputes Practices of Rajah & Tann and was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2009. He practises in the areas of international and treaty arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation.

He specialises in corporate and commercial disputes especially in the areas of corporate, banking, property and financial and investment related claims. He also specialises in aviation law and advised in the class-action suit resulting from the crash of the SilkAir flight in Indonesia in 1997 and the Taiwan SIA crash.

He is currently sitting as party-nominated arbitrator of a Mauritius entity in a bilateral investment treaty (ICSID) dispute with the Government of India. He has also been appointed as counsel for an Asean government in an ICSID arbitration involving a European state investor.

Francis has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Listings Appeals Committee, an independent committee set up by the Singapore Exchange, to which parties can appeal against disciplinary actions taken.

He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. He is the current Chairman, Singapore Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Academy of Law and the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; Kigali International Arbitration Centre, Rwanda; Japan Commercial Arbitration Association; and the Indian Council of Arbitrators.

Firm Description:

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in South East Asia, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, one of the largest regional networks that brings together leading law firms and over 700 fee earners in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam; with each offering the highest standards of service to locally based clients while collectively having the capability to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region.  Our firm’s geographical reach includes Singapore-based regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia.  Further, as the Singapore member firm of the Lex Mundi Network, we offer our clients access to excellent legal support in more than 100 countries globally.

 

David K. Cheng

Leaders in Law endorses David Cheng  as our exclusively recommended Transaction Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with David please use the contact information provided above.

David Cheng is the chair and managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s China and Asia-Pacific practice. He is qualified in both the United States and Hong Kong. He focuses on cross-border transactions, litigations and investigations, advising on issues ranging from acquisitions, capital financing (initial public offering), intellectual property protection and disputes to fraud, FCPA and SEC investigations. He has a client portfolio from all over the world: United States, Middle East, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

Firm Overview

We see 21st century law as a tool to help shape our clients’ futures.

Our focus is on knowing what is important to our clients now and next so we can foresee obstacles and opportunities in their space and smooth the way. We ensure they are equipped with winning legal strategies as they navigate the exciting and challenging times we live in.

 

San San Peh

San San Peh is the Head of Shipping Services in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown. She has extensive experience advising commercial lenders on the financing of various cross-border shipping projects. She advises banks and other financial institutions on financing structures, prepares cross-border bilateral and syndicated credit facility documentation and reviews shipbuilding contracts, refund guarantees, employment and service contracts. She has acted for shipowners in financing transactions for acquisition of newbuilding’s, refinancing of existing vessels and has also advised bidding consortiums in relation to the tendering, acquisition and long-term chartering of newbuilding vessels for LNG projects. San San has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry. She speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Firm Overview:

Mayer Brown has been advising our clients on Singapore-related matters from our other Asian offices for many years. With an expanding portfolio of work across the Asia Pacific region, Singapore is an important financial centre and legal marketplace. Our Singapore office was established in direct response to strong client demand and focuses on the practice areas of asset finance; bank lending; international arbitration; international trade; M&A and private equity; projects; tax and trade finance.

Dr. Theodor Strohal

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. Theodor Strohal as our exclusively recommended Company Formation Law expert in Myanmar, Singapore and the UAE. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Strohal please use the contact information provided above.

Education and Experience:

  • Graduated from Theresianische Akademie in 1968, from Vienna University School of Law in 1974; twice awarded a scholarship for outstanding academic records
  • Admitted to the Bar in 1979 (cum laude)
  • Founder of the chamber in Vienna 1979
  • Admitted as foreign lawyer in Singapore 1994
  • Admitted as a legal consultant in the United Arab Emirates 2005
  • Opening a law firm in Yangon, Myanmar, 2011
  • Resident in the UAE and Thailand

Main Areas of Activity

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Law
  • International Taxation

Lectures: 

  • Keynote speaker at seminars on property law, corporate taxation and international tax law
  • Retired lecturer at the post-graduate Academy of Journalism , Vienna
  • Lecturer at Dubai University for company formation and business setup
  • Professor at Modul Dubai University, teaching business law and intellectual property law

Languages: 

Fluent in German and English; knowledge of Spanish, French  and Indonesian

Strohal Legal Group:

Our Services

We are always up-to-date on all changes and developments in business and tax laws at each of our locations. We counsel our clients in any legal questions for their day-to-day business. We understand to analyze any individual case and aim to achieve our clients’ goals.

We offer a network of legal consultants, tax advisers and management consultants to support clients in finding the right solution of every individual query. We understand to work transparently and therefore guarantee an efficient and cost-effective investment. Here are the answers to your questions:

What to do when outside capital is required?

We have an efficient network that also comprises international financial advisors. In collaboration with our legal knowledge and investment counseling we understand to find the best solutions for your company. We understand to analyze our client’s needs and collaborate with advisors and investors.

What liabilities could be involved?

Did you know that owning a limited liability company doesn’t automatically exclude personal liability? Something as simple as a shareholder or associate liabilities can differ from contractual form and country. We counsel our clients to prevent personal damage. Our expertise lies in:

  • Business law
  • Corporate law
  • Business formation
  • Insolvency law
  • International tax law
  • Immigration law
  • Labor law
  • Real Estate law
  • Legacy law
  • International contract law
  • European law

Legal advice should be cost-effective. The fees for our legal consultation depend on the service. We believe that every individual case is to be financially adjusted – to the advisory and the client. Options include: billing by the hour, lump sum agreements or a combination of both. We are flexible in finding the appropriate billing method in the first consultation, which is free of charge.

 

Wendy LIN

Wendy LIN is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices.

Wendy is a commercial litigator who specialises in high-value, multi-jurisdictional, and complex disputes. Her active practice covers a wide array of commercial and corporate, cross-border trade and investment, fraud, shipping, and insolvency disputes.

Wendy regularly appears as counsel (including against Senior Counsel) before the High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in arbitrations conducted under various arbitral rules, including the SIAC, ICC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and LMAA rules. She is also actively involved in arbitration-related court proceedings, the most recent of which includes securing a rare setting-aside by the Singapore Courts of a substantial arbitral award.

Some recent notable matters for which Wendy has been instructed as counsel include acting in two-related ICC arbitrations arising out of the sale and purchase of one of South East Asia’s leading renewable energy companies based in Thailand; acting for the majority-owned subsidiary of a Singapore-listed company in pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a Malaysia-listed company and in related cross-border litigation proceedings; securing a substantial HKIAC arbitral award on behalf of a Malaysia-listed healthcare company against its former joint venture partner, a PRC state-owned pharmaceutical enterprise; securing the recognition of a RM16.8 million claim on behalf of two Sarawak state-owned companies in a heavily contested Singapore High Court action against Asia Pulp & Paper Co. Ltd; and pursuing a multimillion claim in the Singapore High Court against a large trust/wealth management company for breaches of duty of care.

Other matters of significance which Wendy has been involved in include acting for the liquidator of one of the largest steel manufacturers in South East Asia in a dispute with Indian purchasers involving claims of over US$600 million, governed by Philippine law, and in achieving a rare setting-aside of an SIAC arbitration award of over US$100 million, which gave rise to novel and complex issues as to the implications of this setting-aside (decided for the first time by the Court of Appeal); successfully acting for an Italian company, one of the pioneers in the field of pipe coating for the oil and gas industries, in an ICC arbitration against its former joint venture partner, a large Malaysia-listed company, involving claims of more than US$60 million; and successfully acting for the Independent State of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) in defeating the claim brought against it by the PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited (“PNGSDP”) at the jurisdictional stage, marking the first win for a Singapore law firm in an ICSID arbitration, as well as for PNG in a parallel proceedings before the Singapore High Court concerning the management of PNGSDP’s US$1.5 billion assets.

Wendy graduated from the National University of Singapore, which she represented in the Jessup International Law Moot (in the U.S.).

Wendy was appointed Young Amicus Curiae by the Supreme Court in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012. She has been praised for being “very analytical in her approach” and having “an excellent grasp of the law” by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2015.

Wendy is a Contributing Editor of the Singapore “White Book” (Singapore Civil Procedure) as well as to the Annotated Acts for the International Arbitration Act (Chapter 143A) and Arbitration Act (Chapter 10).

 

Edmund Kronenburg

Leaders in Law endorses Edmund Kronenburg as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Singapore. If you wish to get in touch with Edmund please use the contact information provided above.

Edmund Kronenburg started his legal career in Drew & Napier in 1996 and is today the Managing Partner of Braddell Brothers LLP, Singapore’s third-oldest law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first Attorney-General.  He is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) and Solicitor (England & Wales).

As litigation counsel, Edmund is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy predominantly in Singapore’s High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also been instructed by other solicitors to act as Counsel. Edmund has argued against a variety of Senior Counsel in trials and other hearings, and against Queen’s Counsel, successfully, in an appeal before the Singapore High Court in July 2012. Edmund is privileged to be an invited Honorary Overseas Member of both COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association), England and the Chancery Bar Association, England, as well as an active member of the IADC (International Association of Defense Counsel), headquartered in Chicago.

Edmund’s practice areas include commercial litigation and arbitration, pre-emptive relief and injunctions, medical negligence and misconduct, corporate insolvency and complex family and matrimonial litigation.

Since 2010, Edmund has been instructed on no less than 7 Worldwide Mareva Injunctions / Freezing Injunctions with a combined value of over USD 1 billion.

Edmund and his team also acted for the Indonesian Lippo group’s First Media in successfully resisting the enforcement of over 99% of a USD250 million SIAC arbitration award obtained against it by the Malaysian Astro group, in Singapore.

As arbitration counsel, Edmund represents clients in international arbitrations predominantly under the SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (MIArb), Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ), Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).

Edmund also actively sits as an Arbitrator.  He is admitted to the arbitrators’ panels / lists of (in alphabetical order): BANI (Indonesia), BDAC (Brunei), CAA (Taiwan), HKIAC (Hong Kong), IIAM  (India), KLRCA (Malaysia), PDRC (Philippines), SIARB (Singapore), SCCA (Saudi Arabia), TAI (Thailand), VIAC (Vietnam) and VLCAC (Vietnam).

Edmund has received recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Asialaw Leading Lawyers guides.

He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist”, “trusted confidant”, “good advocate”, “best in class”, having a “flair for arbitration” and providing “great, practical, no-nonsense advice’ in international arbitrations”.

Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific 2015 quoted one source as saying  that Edmund “has the ability to think beyond the conventional and has brilliant ideas in terms of legal strategy” and also reports that Edmund “is a deeply experienced litigator” with an “ability to anticipate the reactions of the opposing party, thus helping clients to counter such reactions appropriately.”

Asialaw Leading Lawyers regards Edmund as a “Market Leading Lawyer” in the field of Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Edmund also frequently gives talks and lectures on dispute resolution, arbitration and medical law.  He has taught Medical Negligence at the DUKE-NUS Medical School since 2009 as well as Trial Advocacy and Cross-Examination at the NUS Law Faculty since 1997.  Edmund is also an Honorary Legal Advisor to the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and a member of the Singapore Medical Association’s CMEP Teaching Faculty.