Edmund Kronenburg is the Managing Partner of Braddell Brothers LLP (Singapore’s second-oldest independent law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first Attorney-General.
Edmund is admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) and Solicitor (England & Wales). He also has rights of audience at the AIFC Court, Astana International Financial Centre, Kazakhstan.
With over 24 years’ experience in dispute resolution, litigation, and arbitration, Edmund regularly appears as lead counsel in cases before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in international arbitrations. His diverse practice includes commercial and corporate disputes, energy and natural resources, media and telecommunications, breach of confidence, defamation, employment, medical and healthcare disputes as well as pre-emptive relief and injunctions including Worldwide Freezing Injunctions.
Edmund also actively sits as an arbitrator, and has conducted arbitrations seated in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, as sole arbitrator, tribunal chairman/presiding arbitrator and tribunal member. He is a fellow of CIArb, SIArb, MIArb, AMINZ, HKIArb and PIArb. He is also admitted to the panels/lists of, among others, the AIAC (Malaysia, formerly KLCRA), BANI (Indonesia), BDAC (Brunei), BVIIAC (British Virgin Islands), CAA (Taiwan), HKIAC (Hong Kong), KCAB (Korea), IIAM (India), NCAC (Cambodia), PIAC (Vietnam), PDRC (Philippines), IMA (Russia), SCCA (Saudi Arabia), SHIAC (Shanghai), TAI (Thailand), VIAC (Vietnam) and VLCAC (Vietnam).
Edmund’s commercial disputes experience extends well beyond Singapore to the ASEAN region, in particular Indonesia. In the course of his career, Edmund has acted for a variety of prominent Indonesian private clients and major corporations in international disputes. His achievements for Indonesian clients include obtaining a USD 35 million ICC Jakarta-seated arbitral award against PT Pertamina (Persero) and PT Pertamina EP, as well as defeating the enforcement of 99.7% of a USD 130 million SIAC award obtained by the Astro Group against PT First Media (a Lippo Group company).
Client feedback cited by Asialaw in 2021 states: “Kronenburg is a strategist and tactician par excellence, able to almost instantly form a view of the entire commercial, political and legal context surrounding the problem, and deliver a range of possible solutions for consideration. We especially value his expertise in navigating the nuances of Indonesian communications and hierarchies, which helped us to spot meanings and implications we might otherwise have missed. We also appreciate his availability to address urgent issues in the midst of his packed schedule.”
Edmund has received wide recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation Asialaw and Who’s Who Legal guides. He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist and communicator”, “trusted confidant”, “good advocate”, “best in class” and providing “great, practical, no-nonsense advice in international arbitrations". Chambers (Asia-Pacific) has reported a source stating that Edmund “has the ability to think beyond the conventional and has brilliant ideas in terms of legal strategy”. He has also been identified as one of Singapore’s 100 Top Lawyers by the Asia Business Law Journal.
Outside work, Edmund frequently gives talks and lectures on international dispute resolution, arbitration and medical law. He is a CIArb and SIArb teaching faculty member and has also taught trial advocacy and cross-examination at the National University of Singapore (NUS) law faculty since 1998, as well as lectured on medical negligence at the Duke-NUS Medical School since 2009.
Edmund is privileged to be an invited honorary overseas member of both the Commercial Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association, in England. He is also an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, headquartered in Chicago.