|Edmund Kronenburg is the managing partner of Braddell Brothers, Singapore’s second-oldest independent law practice, founded in 1883. He is admitted as an advocate and solicitor (Singapore) and solicitor (England and Wales).
Edmund has more than 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, regularly appearing as counsel before the Singapore courts and in international arbitrations. His diverse practice includes commercial and corporate disputes, breach of confidence, defamation, energy and natural resources, media and telecommunications, as well as pre-emptive relief and injunctions (including Worldwide Freezing Injunctions of more than USD1 billion in combined value).
Besides his commercial disputes practice, Edmund also represents the Singapore Medical Council in disciplinary hearings, and private clients in medical negligence lawsuits before the Singapore courts; these include some landmark decisions of the Singapore Court of Appeal and the Court of Three Judges. Edmund is an honorary legal adviser to the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, and a teaching faculty member of the Singapore Medical Association’s Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism. He has also taught trial advocacy and cross-examination at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law consistently since 1998.
As an arbitrator, Edmund has conducted arbitrations seated in Singapore, Brunei, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam as sole arbitrator, chairman or presiding arbitrator and tribunal member. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand, the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration.
Who’s Who Legal has described Edmund as “one of Singapore’s highest-regarded litigators and arbitration counsel”; a “go-to litigator in the market”, who “stands out for his exemplary trial and appellate work and is frequently sought after for his experience in Singapore’s High Court and Court of Appeal”.
Chambers & Partners report market sources who regard Edmund as a “master strategist [who] strikes the right balance between being aggressive and going towards mediation and trying to settle. The qualities you’d want in a good litigator – attention to detail and commitment – are played out extremely well. … He receives praise from clients for his “no-nonsense” and “focused” approach.”
The Legal 500 has variously described Edmund as being “aggressive”, “articulate”, “good strategist and communicator”; also citing a market source who says Edmund is “extremely good and strong in court”.