Primila Edward 2018-10-18T17:05:51+00:00

Primila Edward

Senior Fellow – Malaysia

Primila Edward is the principal consultant with Straits Consulting Group for the oil and gas, and maritime industries, with more than thirty-five years of practice in England, Malaysia and Singapore, including the arbitrating and mediating of several multi-million dollar disputes.

About Primila Edward

Primila Edward is the principal consultant with Straits Consulting Group for the oil and gas, and maritime industries, with more than thirty-five years of practice in England, Malaysia and Singapore, including the arbitrating and mediating of several multi-million dollar disputes.

She has served as in- house counsel for several companies, including publicly listed companies in the oil and gas, maritime, and other sectors. She has also advised and negotiated numerous multinational cross-border projects and international business transactions involving multi-million and billion dollar projects around the world.

Corporate Practice

  • Maritime – Advisory and Transactional Work
  • Ms. Edward has extensive experience in negotiating, vetting and drafting shipping contracts and other shipping documentation, such as shipbuilding and ship repair contracts, charter party, bills of lading and commercial ship management agreements, BIMCO Standard Form Shipping contracts, Norwegian Sale Form (NSF), sale and purchase of ships, lease and supply of vessels (mainly Floating Production, Storage and Offtake (FPSO) vessels), and advising companies on lay time and demurrage matters. Her experience also includes the arrest of vessels in local and foreign jurisdictions.
  • Oil & Gas – Advisory and Transactional Work
  • Ms. Edward has gained wide experience in the oil and gas industry as in-house counsel and more recently, as a consultant to the industry, both regionally and globally. She has been involved in the analysis, negotiation and documentation of transactions relating to all types of upstream, and downstream projects and contracts, including: engineering, procurement and construction, joint venture and joint operating agreements, production-sharing agreements, including advising on assessment and management of risk, financing agreements, and the structuring of agreements for minimizing investment, country and tax risks.
  • Construction
  • Ms. Edward has broad experience in the negotiation and preparation of agreements relating to the development, construction and operation of plants, refineries and petrochemical facilities pipelines, gas processing Engineering and Manufacturing, Power Generation, in particular EPC, EPCC, EPCM, EPCIC, Alliance, Turnkey, FIDIC, FPSO Conversion and Construction, and Shipbuilding agreements.

Mediation Practice

  • Ms. Edward has experience in managing litigation and arbitration matters as in-house counsel and instructing a company’s external lawyers and experts covering matters that relate to Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Maritime and Shipping Infrastructure, Construction, Mining and Financing, Structuring, negotiation and preparation of documentation and agreements for energy-related disputes, including providing advice in commercial litigation and ADR strategy and in construing and analyzing complex transactions.
  • She mediated several corporate disputes in maritime and oil and gas matters, while in corporate practice.
ADR Achievements and Training

ADR Achievements

  • Participant in the KLRCA (Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration) on International Investment Arbitration Conference (2016)
  • Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship (2013)
  • Shipping Lawyer of the Year (Malaysia), Legal Awards by Corporate International Magazine, UK (2011)
  • Speaker, Maritime Arbitration and Mediation – A Complete Alternative (National Maritime Conference – Malaysia as a Maritime Nation) (2007)
  • Speaker, Managing Expectations of Dispute Resolution Users (Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators Conference – Towards an Effective Arbitration Culture, Regional Initiatives and Development) (2007)

ADR Training

  • Certificate in Negotiation and Leadership, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School (2017)
  • Audited course as a Weinstein JAMS International Fellow, “Ethics in International Arbitration,” Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2013)
  • Diploma on International Investment Disputes (UNCTAD) (2010)
  • Mediation Training, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (2010)

ADR Teaching and Mentoring

  • Conducted training in Dispute Management & International Dispute Resolution in London, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur (2017-2018)
  • Speaker at ICC Mediation Seminar – Launching the ICC Mediation Rules 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on topic: “Why Mediate? Mediation’s Relevance to Business Today” (2013)

Publications and Education

Publications

Columnist for Malaysian Business on the Oil and Gas Industry (2012)

Senior Writer for Oil and Gas Asia Business Review & Business Plus (2012)

Author, Getting The Deal Through – Chapters on Malaysia in Shipping (2011-2013)

Author, Getting the Deal Through – Chapter on Malaysia, Shipbuilding (2011-2013)

Columnist, Articles in Oil and Gas Asia Business Review & Business Plus titled: “Protecting International Oil and Gas Investments,” “Into the Deep,” and “The Age of Deepwater Exploration & FPSO” (2011)

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Hull University, UK (1978)

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