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.