Edmund H. M. Leow SC

Edmund H. M. Leow SC

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

Recognized since 2008

Singapore, Singapore

Practice Areas

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

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Edmund is a senior partner heading up the firm’s Tax practice with three decades of experience in advising multinational organisations on cross-border tax planning, transfer pricing and tax disputes. He also advises on international trade issues such as customs, WTO and free-trade agreements.

Edmund also leads the firm’s Trust, Estates and Wealth Preservation practice and advises high net worth individuals, private banks and trust companies in personal tax, as well as in trust and estate planning matters. He is the Singapore representative of Dentons' Family Office and High Net Worth (DFO) Sector (which offers legal services to ultra-high net worth individuals, families, and family offices spanning numerous practices and jurisdictions), and he advises affluent Singapore and global families with succession planning. Edmund provides a broad range of advice to assist these individuals and their families in business and legal activities across the globe.

Edmund was invited by the government to serve as a Judicial Commissioner at the Supreme Court and served from 2013 to 2016. On stepping down, he was appointed Senior Counsel in 2017, making him the first and only Tax and Trust lawyer to be given this accolade nationwide.

Prior to his appointment to the Singapore judiciary in 2013, Edmund was named a Tier 1 lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Tax in 2012. His views on tax and wealth management were widely sought and publicised in the media, such as Bloomberg, BBC, Channel NewsAsia, Reuters, The Financial Times and The Straits Times. He was also a founding partner of a Singapore law firm that was associated with an international law firm, where he headed up the Tax and Wealth Management practices in Singapore.

Edmund is the President and an honorary member of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA). He is a co-founder of the STA, and previously served as its President from 2004 to 2008, then as Vice President from 2008 to 2013. The STA represents the interests of trust companies in Singapore.

In addition, he has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Income Tax Board of Review, which is a statutory tribunal which hears income tax disputes between the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and taxpayers.

Contact & Links
  • 80 Raffles Place
    #33-00 UOB Plaza One
    Singapore 048624
  • University of Cambridge

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Trusts and Estates
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Tax Law, Singapore, Singapore (2024)
  • Tax Law, Singapore, Singapore (2022)
  • Trusts and Estates, Singapore, Singapore (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Singapore 2024 for work in:
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates
Special Focus:
  • Tax

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