Edward Seto

Edward Seto

Hong Kong

Email edward.seto@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2219 0888

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesCantonese, English

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Edward Seto is an experienced litigator in our Litigation group. Armed with all the skills required to get results for his clients, he has acted for a diverse range of local and international business clients including high net worth individuals, blue chip companies, multi-nationals, and the Hong Kong government.

He has extensive experience of dispute resolution in practice areas including financial services and regulatory, corporate shareholders' disputes, investigations, judicial review, environmental and white collar crime and fraud.

Thriving on the challenge of solving problems for his clients, his natural insightfulness combined with his depth of experience enables him to add value while fulfilling client objectives.

Edward has handled high media profile, complex and landmark cases at trial and at the highest levels of appeal in Hong Kong and he has been a lecturer in law on the LL.B course at The University of Hong Kong.

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Laws, University of Aberdeen, 1989

Postgraduate Diploma (Legal Practice), University of Aberdeen

Court admissions


Hong Kong

Representative experience

Handling the first ever appeal to the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s Listing Appeals Committee, the highest appellate level.

Successfully acting for the Government in a case involving the building of the multi-billion dollar second railway link between Hong Kong and mainland China.

Successfully acting for Hong Kong's largest power company in major court proceedings arising out of alleged breaches of confidentiality.

Successfully representing a media mogul in an investigation by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Acting in a major shareholders' dispute involving numerous court proceedings in various jurisdictions.

Advising on a billion dollar fraud claim related to commodities trading in the China region.

Acting for a major bank in a multi-million dollar claim against a defaulting guarantor.

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