Edmund Bon

Head of Chambers (Civil)

Edmund read law at University College London, and was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1997. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1998, and has been in active practice since then. Edmund is a Chevening scholar and has a Masters degree from Oxford University.

Edmund routinely represents individuals, financial institutions, law enforcement authorities, governments and corporations at all stages of complex transactions, from negotiations to dispute resolution and mediation. The areas of law he has advised on include corporate, commercial, tax, contract, business, trusts, and land, oil and gas, and water law.

In 2008, Edmund was appointed to advise a Chief Minister and State Government and since then has been dealing with – both as a contract negotiator and litigator – major issues pertaining to the management of State resources.

Over the course of almost two decades in practice, Edmund has appeared as solicitor and lead counsel in cases ranging from corporate and commercial law to property disputes and defamation actions. He is an experienced trial lawyer having conducted a myriad of cases under laws such as the National Land Code, Contracts Act, Companies Act, Penal Code and Securities Industry Act (now repealed).

Edmund has appeared in more than 60 major cases involving contractual breaches, joint ventures, shareholder-director disputes, and construction cases relating to difficult questions of law and fact.

Edmund’s cases have been reported on numerous occasions in law journals and news media.

Edmund is frequently consulted by private clients, multi-national companies, the Malaysian Bar Council, public authorities, and governmental bodies on legal issues and law reform. He was previously a 5-time elected member of the Malaysian Bar Council and chaired the Constitutional Law (2009-2011), Human Rights (2007-2009) and National Young Lawyers’ (2006-2008) committees. After a break of five years, Edmund recently stood for election and was elected to the Bar Council for the term of 2016-2017.

Edmund is regularly invited to speak at local and international conferences on constitutional law and other matters of law, and on human rights advocacy. He has conducted more than 900 hours of training for young lawyers and activists on similar topics.  His articles and papers have been published in law journals and by news media. Edmund’s latest published work is in the Halsbury’s Laws of Malaysia, entitled “Citizenship, Immigration, National Security and the Police”.

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