Edmund W Sim

Partner, washington dc

Practice Experience

Edmund W 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 over 260 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, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Kosovo, Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Mr Edmund W 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, Mongolia, Cambodia, Timor-Leste 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 Edmund W 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 Edmund W 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. He advises the Government of Timor-Leste on its accession to ASEAN.

Mr Edmund W Sim serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Law School, teaching on the law and policy of the ASEAN Economic Community. He also edits a blog on developments in the ASEAN Economic Community.

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 Edmund W Sim was formerly a partner in the international law firms of White & Case and Hunton & Williams and an associate at the U.S. 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.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, Executive Articles Editor, Michigan Journal of International Law; co-president, Asian American Law Students Association, 1991.

A.B., Dartmouth College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, student body vice president, class secretary, 1988.


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