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Edmund Walter Sim

International Trade Lawyer, Appleton Luff
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"Without doubt one of the most respected trade lawyers in the region, Edmund Sim... is active in several jurisdictions both inside and outside Asia. While his practice focuses on anti-dumping, he is also active in customs work, free trade agreement negotiations and other trade policy matters. He has been involved in some of the more high-profile anti-dumping procedures between Asia and the West, including those involving plastic bags and frozen shrimp. One noteworthy facet of his practice is that he handles numerous intra-Asian trade remedy cases outside his immediate jurisdiction; for instance, he has acted on dumping cases in a variety of countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea and Indonesia. Clients describe him as "an extremely fast thinker who understands the Asian style of doing business," remarking that "his expertise is so broad that he always knows the appropriate path to take when handling an issue."
-- Chambers Asia

Practice Experience

Edmund Sim`s internationally recognized practice focuses on trade remedies (including antidumping and countervailing duties), Section 301, safeguards, customs, foreign investment, intellectual property, antitrust, competition and other issues. He has participated in more than 160 trade remedy proceedings involving products from semiconductors to shrimps and economies as diverse as China, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, South Africa, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Based in Singapore since 1997, Mr. Sim represents exporters and governments in international trade disputes between Asia and Latin America, Canada, Africa, Europe and the United States, and within Asia itself. Mr. Sim has provided assistance to government trade ministries in China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, the Philippines and Indonesia in the implementation of antidumping and countervailing duty laws, rules of origin, free trade agreements, and investment laws. Much of this work involves application of the WTO agreements. Mr. Sim has participated in dispute resolution proceedings under the WTO, GATT, NAFTA and U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement. He has also participated in U.S. antitrust investigations involving the extraterritorial application of U.S. unfair competition law to Southeast Asian companies and governments. Mr. Sim has also represented companies in dealing with the economic integration of the ASEAN economies into the ASEAN Economic Community through the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, the ASEAN Investment Area and the ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Scheme. Mr. Sim regularly provides advice to major Japanese, American and European multinational corporations regarding developments in ASEAN.

Mr. Sim frequently speaks on international trade issues to corporate and university audiences and has provided commentary on trade issues to news sources such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today, Straits Times, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Standard, Bangkok Post, Channel News Asia, People`s Daily, Reuters, AFX, Bloomberg, BBC and CNBC.

Mr. Sim was formerly a partner in the international law firms of White & Case and Hunton & Williams and an associate at the law firms of Patton Boggs and Willkie Farr. During university, he worked at the Office of U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush and Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Treasury.

Practice Area
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
Professional Experience
Appleton Luff
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Hunton & Williams LLP
Partner, Associate
White & Case LLP
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Patton Boggs
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Dartmouth College
B.A. | Government
Honors: magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Associations
Inter Pacific Bar Association
Vice Chair, International Trade Committee
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American Society of Internaitional Law
Vice Chair, Pacific Rim Interest Group
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American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
Treasurer, Vice Chair
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International Bar Association
Secretary, Trade and Customs Committee
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Contact & Map
One Raffles Quay
Level 25 North Tower
Singapore 048583
Telephone: (65) 66225365
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