Edgar is Joint Managing Director of Incisive and heads its Litigation Department.
Edgar has broad and in-depth experience in the shipping/admiralty, international trade and commercial sectors, with a strong focus on contentious matters. He is praised by clients in Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, for his ‘deep sector knowledge and strong team leadership’. He regularly appears as lead counsel before all levels of courts in Singapore, as well as in arbitrations both ad-hoc and institutional, including under the SIAC, LCIA, and ICDR.
Edgar also has extensive and practical experience in the Protection and Indemnity (P&I) industry, having been a Claims Director at an International Group (IG) P&I Club, where he spent five years working closely with owners/operators, brokers and underwriters globally with a focus on Asia.
His legal expertise, combined with his significant experience at the IG P&I Club, ensures that Edgar has a fine-tuned understanding of the practical and commercial issues that clients face, and is therefore able to deliver solutions which are in the clients’ best interests.
In relation to non-contentious matters, Edgar regularly assists clients in drafting or advising on general contracts, charterparties, bills of lading, as well as advising on environmental, licensing, regulatory and employment issues.
Highlight matters include:
Acting for a major Chinese oil and gas company and successfully defending claim by sellers under a contract for the sale of coal in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore.
Successfully defending a claim by buyers under a contract for the sale of steel scrap in a VIAC arbitration in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Acting for several shareholders of a shipping company holding a public towage license in a multi-million dollar shareholder dispute.
Acting for a major global container shipping company in a misdelivery claim.
Acting for a shipowner in setting aside an arrest and successfully obtaining damages for wrongful arrest.
Obtaining a mandatory injunction for the enforcement of an LOI issued for delivery of cargo without presentation of original bills of lading.
Obtaining and maintaining a Mareva injunction in circumstances where forged documents were produced by the respondent to deny liability.
Acting for liquidators to claw-back unauthorised payments made to third parties.
Acting for a shipowner against managers where significant expenses were incurred in excess of the budget.
Advising insurer on cover issues arising from a piracy hijacking of an insured vessel.
Handling major casualties and pollution incidents.
National University of Singapore
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Law Society of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law
The Maritime Law Association of Singapore