Edmund Leow, Head of Tax, New Managing Principal in Singapore
13 June 2012
Singapore, 13 June 2012 – Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has appointed Edmund Leow, Head of Tax and Wealth Management as Managing Principal of the Singapore office from 1 July 2012. He takes over from Clive Cook who has completed his three-year appointment in Singapore.
Edmund has been with the Firm since 1987 and has played a key role in making the Singapore office the success it is today. He advises on international tax and trade law matters with a focus on cross-border tax planning, transfer pricing and tax disputes.
“I am very excited to be given the responsibility to continue the growth of the Singapore office in such dynamic times. Baker & McKenzie celebrates our 50th anniversary in Asia next year and whilst competition is intensifying the opportunities for us as a Firm are also greater than they have ever been. Clive Cook’s focus on practice development, client service and recruitment of talent, means that we are very well-positioned to withstand the pressures of increased competition and a challenging global economy. We will continue working with our local and international clients to help them achieve their commercial objectives in the Asia Pacific region and beyond by capitalising on our local expertise and extensive global network,” said Edmund Leow.
“Edmund has played a major role in the development of the office, is an outstanding practitioner and has extensive knowledge of our clients and the markets we operate in. He shares my passion for recruiting and developing strong talent to deliver legal advice that is commercial and client-driven. I am very confident that he will have great success in continuing the development of the Singapore office,” said Clive Cook.
Edmund will continue in the role as Head of Tax and Wealth Management whilst operating as Managing Principal. He will be supported by Allen Tan who has been promoted to Associate Principal. Allen has extensive experience working on both regional and local tax issues and was very early in his career rated as a leading lawyer in many of the legal directories and publications.