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Anton Seilern

Senior Associate
Singapore

Anton Seilern

Specializing in dispute resolution and corporate investigations, Anton is able to help clients navigate through difficult situations. Economic growth in South East Asia has brought lucrative opportunities for foreign investors – but also considerable legal, regulatory and commercial risks. Anton has been based in Singapore since 2009. He understands the problems clients face in the region and knows how to avoid the pitfalls.

With a predominantly multi-jurisdictional practice, Anton has advised clients on disputes and investigations across Asia including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan.

As a litigator, he advises on a range of litigation, arbitration and contentious regulatory matters. He focuses in particular on complex cross-border disputes typically involving multiple proceedings before local courts, regulatory bodies and/or arbitration tribunals across the region.

In the corporate investigations field, Anton has comprehensive experience in commercial fraud, bribery and corruption and financial services regulatory matters. He advises banks and multinationals on both internal and regulatory driven investigations as well as on general compliance issues.

Representative Experience

Advising a global investment bank on multi-jurisdictional recovery strategies in relation to its exposure under a billion dollar commodity financing fraud in China.

Advising global investment bank on a multi-jurisdictional internal investigation, and related regulatory engagement, in connection with alleged fraudulent activities of a customer and bank employees.

Advising an Asian private equity fund on a shareholder dispute in Singapore and India concerning a US$100m investment into an automotive services provider.

Advising a U.S. headquartered electronic components manufacturer on an internal investigation into procurement fraud at its manufacturing plant in Penang, Malaysia.

Advising a U.S. investment bank on a regulatory investigation by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and related engagement with Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Advising an international investment bank in relation to a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, with litigation in Indonesia, concerning derivative transactions under ISDA Master Agreement.*

Advising two international investment banks in relation to an Indonesian parliamentary investigation into the IPO of PT Krakatau Steel.

Advising an international mining company in relation to an internal investigation concerning allegations of mismanagement of various mining operations in Africa.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • BSC Politics, University of Bristol
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, University of West England
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Law School

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