Edwin Glasgow QC is praised as “a great mediator with considerable experience and a calm authority”.
Edwin Glasgow CBE, FCIArb, QC is a member of 39 Essex Chambers. He also practises as an arbitrator and mediator from their chambers in Singapore. He was called to the Bar in 1969 and took silk in 1987.
Edwin Glasgow QC has extensive experience as an arbitrator, mediator and adjudicator. He has successfully settled over 90 per cent of the matters in which he has been appointed mediator, both domestically and internationally. Edwin has extensive experience in Africa, the Middle East and East Asia. Edwin was the founding co-chair of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
With a legal career spanning 50 years, more than 30 of them as a QC, Edwin has extensive experience in commercial, construction and general litigation, as counsel, arbitrator and mediator, specialising in the resolution of substantial and complex construction and commercial disputes, and professional negligence matters. In addition to his UK practice he has been involved in commercial and civil engineering litigation and dispute resolution in USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Africa, Australia, the Middle East, the Far East, Mauritius and the Caribbean; professional negligence in Singapore and USA; and human rights cases in several jurisdictions including Malaysia and Africa.
Edwin has been involved in many of the public inquiries and litigation associated with major disasters and other high-profile events during the past three decades, including Piper Alpha, the Guinness DTI inquiry and the Bloody Sunday inquiry. He was chairman of the Financial Reporting Review Panel between 1992 and 1998, and is a judge of the Qatar Financial Regulatory Tribunal. In 2013 Edwin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Chambers & Partners.