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Edmund Sim is a US-qualified international trade lawyer based in Singapore since 1997 and serving Asia and the region. His practice includes antidumping, countervailing duty (antisubsidy), safeguards, customs, free trade agreements, WTO, competition and government relations. He operates through Hunton & Williams offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brussels, Singapore and Washington DC.


Languages spoken: Cantonese, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 100%
    25 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Appleton Luff Pte Ltd

One Raffles Quay, Level 25 North Tower
Singapore, AL, 048583


DCActive 199207/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chambers Asia Rated, WTO/International TradeChambers2008
Chambers Global Rated, WTO/International TradeChambers2008
Who's Who in International Trade and Customs LawyersWho's Who Legal2008
Expert Guide to World's Leading International Trade LawyersExpert Guides (Euromoney Institutional Investor)2007
Asialaw Leading LawyerAsialaw2007
Leading International Trade LawyerRushford Report2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAppleton Luff2009 - Present
PartnerHunton & Williams2006 - 2009
Partner, AssociateWhite & Case1994 - 2006
AssociateWillkie Farr & Gallagher1992 - 1994
AssociatePatton Boggs & Blow1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Singapore Institute of ArbitratorsFellow2009 - Present
International Trade Commission Bar Association.2008 - Present
Pacific International Arbitration CenterPanelist2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Asian Society of International LawN/A2007 - Present
American Society of International LawVice Chair, Pacific Rim Interest Group2007 - Present
Inter-Pacific Bar AssociationVice Chair, International Trade Committee2007 - Present
American Chamber of Commerce, SingaporeVice Chairman, Board of Governors2007 - Present
Union Internationale des AdvocatsN/A2006 - Present
LawasiaN/A2006 - Present
Singapore Institute of International AffairsN/A2006 - Present
International Bar AssociationSecretary, Trade and Customs Committee2006 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Panel of FTA Advisors, Singapore Ministry of Trade and IndustryN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
District of Columbia Bar AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plastic Bags from Malaysia - EU AntidumpingZero Dumping Rate
Plastic Bags from Malaysia - US AntidumpingZero dumping rate; case terminated
Wheat Flour from Sri Lanka - Indonesian AntidumpingCase terminated
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Publication nameTitleDate
Expert Guide to World's Leading International Trade LawyersThe ASEAN Economic Community2009
International Trade Law and RegulationThe ASEAN Charter: One of Many Steps towards an ASEAN Economic Community2008
Expert Guides to International Trade LawyersA Survey of East Asian Trade Remedy Systems from Singapore to India2007
Asia Pacific Antitrust and Trade ReviewOverview of Asian Trade Remedies2005
Making Business Sense of the Singapore FTAsContributor of foreword and chapters on trade remedies and dispute resolution2003
Florida International Law JournalDerailing the Fast-Track for International Trade Agreements1992
Michigan Journal of International LawThrowing a Monkey-Wrench Into the Wheels of International Finance1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Dartmouth CollegeGovernmentAB1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thai Ministry of FinanceCost Benefit Study of the Implications for Thailand of Greater Cooperation on Government Procurement with Australia and New Zealand2008
Singapore Ministry of Trade and IndustryBuilding on Singapore's FTAs with China2008
International Bar Association Annual ConferenceA Consistent Approach to Non Market Economies in Trade Remedy Cases2008
American Society of International LawThe ASEAN Charter and the ASEAN Economic Community: The Role of the Private Sector2008
Thai Ministry of CommerceCost-Benefit Analysis of ASEAN-EU FTA2007
Steel Outlook 2007Steel and Antidumping, What Can the Steel Exporter Expect2007
International Bar Association Annual ConferenceThe Advocate in the New FTAs: ASEAN as a Case Study2007
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, SingaporeA Private Sector Viewpoint on ASEAN Integration2007
Steel Outlook 2006What Do Steel Industry Players Need to be Aware of When Facing Antidumping Actions2006