Edward’s main areas of practice are corporate restructuring and insolvency, commercial and banking litigation and property disputes. He has been lead counsel in several high-profile cases, in particular, restructuring matters (both cross-border and domestic), and commercial disputes.

In insolvency, he has advised statutory boards, government-linked companies, major banks, corporates and financial institutions on schemes of arrangements and compromise, judicial management, liquidation and clawbacks.

In litigation, he has represented major banks and blue chip companies in private banking, construction, property and commercial disputes, as well as fraud investigations.

Edward has been recommended for his expertise in several legal publications, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Benchmark Asia-Pacific. He is also listed as an expert for Restructuring & Insolvency in Who’s Who Legal and mentioned as a prominent partner in Global Restructuring Review. Recent accolades from Chambers Asia-Pacific note that he “has very good commercial awareness and client-liaison skills; his management of the relationship is exceptional” and is “a good, sound practitioner”.

Edward has also written extensively and is a co-author of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore on Insolvency. He is a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore.

Work Highlights

  • Advised Falcon Energy Group on the restructuring of its outstanding liabilities including its S$500 million multicurrency medium term note programme, which was secured by assets located in Indonesia and Panama.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to the Chapter 11 Trustee appointed by the US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, to CFG Peru Singapore Pte. Ltd. in seeking recognition and assistance from the Singapore Court, as part of the worldwide restructuring of the China Fishery group.
  • Advising various statutory boards and an Indonesian mining company on the restructuring and insolvency of a company that provides engineering and construction services in South-east Asia and an international EPC contractor providing services for energy, infrastructure and defence sectors.