Tel: (+65) 6499 9490
Fax: (+65) 6499 9499
Current position: Managing partner
Principal practice areas/industry focus: Corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration, injunctions, medical negligence & misconduct, complex cross-border family and matrimonial asset disputes
Career highlights: Edmund Kronenburg began his career at Drew & Napier in 1996, and is today the managing partner of Braddell Brothers, Singapore’s third-oldest law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Singapore’s first attorney-general.
As litigation counsel, Edmund is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Singapore courts, predominantly in the 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.
Since 2010, Edmund has been instructed on no less than seven worldwide Mareva injunctions/freezing injunctions, with a combined value of over $1 billion.
Edmund and his team also acted for the Indonesian Lippo group’s PT First Media in successfully resisting enforcement of over 99% of a SGD300 million ($219 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 sits as an arbitrator and is admitted to the arbitrators’ panels/lists of (in alphabetical order): BANI (Indonesia), CAA (Taiwan), HKIAC (Hong Kong SAR), IIAM (India), KLRCA (Malaysia), TAI (Thailand) and VIAC (Vietnam).
Edmund has received recognition in the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers guides. He has been variously described by the Legal 500 as ’aggressive‘, ’articulate‘, a ’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 quotes one source as saying: ’He has the ability to think beyond the conventional and has brilliant ideas in terms of legal strategy’.
Apart from his work in court and in arbitrations, Edmund frequently gives talks and lectures on dispute resolution, arbitration and medical law. He has taught trial advocacy and cross-examination at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore every year since 1997, and in the SILE part B course (for lawyers seeking admission to practice in Singapore) every year since 2004.
For more information, please visit www.braddellbrothers.com.
Asialaw Market-Leading Lawyer 2016 in Dispute Resolution & Litigation