International expansion for EWI in Singapore

The Expert Witness Institute (EWI) has established its first international presence in Singapore, coinciding with the Institute’s 20th anniversary year.  This new initiative will serve the burgeoning Asian legal market with plans to increase the number of accredited expert witnesses available to lawyers across the region.   Spearheading the new presence is corporate banking veteran Martin Edwards, who has spent over half of his 40-year career working in Singapore for a number of global banks, including JP Morgan Chase and Credit Agricole. More recently Martin has been working for GBRW Expert Witness in Singapore, providing experts on banking, insurance and investment issues for the Singapore, Hong Kong and London markets. On behalf of EWI, Martin will be looking to increase the number of experts available to share their knowledge with lawyers across a wide range of sectors, including construction and finance. Martin will also work with relevant professional bodies to promote the benefits of being an expert witness and will develop an EWI training programme. Martin Edwards says: “I am excited to bring this opportunity to Asia on behalf of the UK’s leading provider of expert witnesses. Using EWI’s knowledge combined with my local connections and experience, we expect to establish an eminent pool of experts to share their knowledge with lawyers across Asia. I’m looking forward to meeting with law firms and sector experts over the coming months as we realise our plans.” The Rt. Hon Sir Anthony Hooper is chair of EWI and says: “This is an important strategic milestone for EWI as it approaches its 20th anniversary. Not only does establishing a presence in Singapore provide greater opportunities for our members in the UK to carry out work across Asia, it means that lawyers operating across the region can access a wide pool of accredited experts across many sectors.  “I am delighted to welcome Martin to EWI and feel sure that his market experience will enable us to develop our offer to members and lawyers.” This latest development comes on the back of the EWI’s contribution to the first-ever European expert witness guide aimed at promoting consistent good practice amongst European experts. The Guide to Good Practices in Civil Judicial Expertise in the European Union was contributed to by 12 EU countries and was led by the European Expertise and Expert Institute.

This new initiative will serve the burgeoning Asian legal market with plans to increase the number of accredited expert witnesses available to lawyers across the region.  

Spearheading the new presence is corporate banking veteran Martin Edwards, who has spent over half of his 40-year career working in Singapore for a number of global banks, including JP Morgan Chase and Credit Agricole. More recently Martin has been working for GBRW Expert Witness in Singapore, providing experts on banking, insurance and investment issues for the Singapore, Hong Kong and London markets.

On behalf of EWI, Martin will be looking to increase the number of experts available to share their knowledge with lawyers across a wide range of sectors, including construction and finance. Martin will also work with relevant professional bodies to promote the benefits of being an expert witness and will develop an EWI training programme.

Martin Edwards says: “I am excited to bring this opportunity to Asia on behalf of the UK’s leading provider of expert witnesses. Using EWI’s knowledge combined with my local connections and experience, we expect to establish an eminent pool of experts to share their knowledge with lawyers across Asia. I’m looking forward to meeting with law firms and sector experts over the coming months as we realise our plans.”

The Rt. Hon Sir Anthony Hooper is chair of EWI and says: “This is an important strategic milestone for EWI as it approaches its 20th anniversary. Not only does establishing a presence in Singapore provide greater opportunities for our members in the UK to carry out work across Asia, it means that lawyers operating across the region can access a wide pool of accredited experts across many sectors.

“I am delighted to welcome Martin to EWI and feel sure that his market experience will enable us to develop our offer to members and lawyers.”

This latest development comes on the back of the EWI’s contribution to the first-ever European expert witness guide aimed at promoting consistent good practice amongst European experts. The Guide to Good Practices in Civil Judicial Expertise in the European Union was contributed to by 12 EU countries and was led by the European Expertise and Expert Institute.