Professional Practice

Edward was called to the Hong Kong Bar in 2019 upon completion of his pupillage with Mr Selwyn Yu SC, Mr Lawrence Hui, Mr Kenneth K Y Lam, Mr Ernest C Y Ng and Mr Steven Kwan (on extension). He is developing a broad practice and accepts instructions for both litigation and advisory work in all areas. He has been involved in a wide spectrum of matters, including construction, defamation, employment, personal injuries, probate and criminal cases.

Prior to joining the Bar, Edward has won a number of advocacy prizes, and has worked as an intern in various prominent bodies, including the SFC and HKIAC. He also served as a judicial marshal to The Hon Mr Justice Aarif Barma JA (Hong Kong Court of Appeal) and served mini-pupillage in the UK, notably shadowing Ms Sasha Wass QC and Mr Simon Denison QC (both in 6KBW College Hill, UK) to the Old Bailey, and Lord David Pannick QC (Blackstone Chambers, UK) to the UK Supreme Court.

Academically, Edward is a Lecturer (Non-Clinical) at The University of Hong Kong since 2020, teaching the course Evidence I.

Edward is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Education

– Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, The University of Hong Kong
– Master of Laws (specialisation in Criminology & Criminal Justice), The London School of Economics and Political Science
– Bachelor of Laws (specialisation in Commercial, Corporate & Financial Law), The University of Hong Kong

Other Qualifications

– CEDR Accredited Mediator
– Insolvency Preparatory I and II (part of the Professional Diploma in Insolvency)

Professional Appointments & Memberships

Appointments:
– Executive Committee Member, Basic Law Institute (2022-present)
– Hong Kong Bar Association, International Laws Committee (Member: 2021-present)
– Lecturer (Non-Clinical), The University of Hong Kong (2020-present)
– Hong Kong Bar Association, Personal Injuries Committee (Member: 2021-2022)

Memberships:
– Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
– Associate, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Publications, Lectures & Seminars

– Edward K H Ng, ‘Could Competition Law Bar the Enforcement of Anti-Competitive Arbitral Awards?’ (2021) 1 APRAGJ 34
– Edward K H Ng, ‘Revisiting International Tort Actions in Hong Kong’ (2019) 13 HKJLS 19

Scholarships & Awards

– 5th Overall – 2018 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (UK Qualifying Rounds)
– 8th Best Oralist – 2018 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (UK Qualifying Rounds)
– Best Written Submission – 2016 Inter-university Basic Law Moot Competition
– Overall Champion – 2016 Inter-university Basic Law Moot Competition
– 1st Runner-Up – 2016 IASLA Space Law Moot Court Competition (Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds)
– HKUWW – Lee Shau Kee Scholarship
– Best Oral Team – 2014 FDI International Arbitration Moot (Asia-Pacific Regional Rounds)

Selected Cases

General Civil:
Re Silver Base Group Holdings Ltd & Ors [2022] HKCFI 2386 (winding-up of foreign company listed in HKEx Main Board, sole advocate)
Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co Ltd v China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd [2022] HKCFI 2343 (resisting application for stay of execution, sole advocate)
Man Kam Leung (文錦凉) v Man Yiu Chuen (文耀全) & Ors (HCA 1838/2017) (application to expunge single joint expert, sole advocate)
– Oasis Well Ltd (奧維有限公司) & Ors v Chan Tung Kim (陳東劍) & Anor (HCA 1846/2019 & DCCJ 2648/2021) (application for F&BP, third party discover and summary judgment, sole advocate and with Mr William Tse)
Grenier Packaging Corp v Royal Force International Ltd (HCA 699/2021) (application for Mareva injunction, garnishee proceedings, with Mr Kenneth Lee)
Bedat & Co (HK) Ltd v Akstrom Imports Inc [2021] HKCFI 812 (resisting appeal against leave to serve out of jurisdiction, with Mr Kenneth Lee)
The Yerrid Law Firm v Qianbaizi Trading Ltd & Anor [2021] HKCFI 620 (setting aside default judgment, with Mr Kenneth Lee)
PT Dwirestu Rejekiguna v Deep Trading Co Ltd (DCCJ 1228/2020) (resisting request for F&BP and summary judgment and application for security for costs, sole advocate)
Mega Honour Holdings Ltd v 李森田 & Ors [2021] HKCFI 149 (contract and restitution, with Mr Samuel Wong)
WeSoft Nationmark Ltd v Nationmark (HK) Ltd & Ors (HCA 724 & 1317/2019) (application for security for costs, with Mr Samuel Wong)

Criminal:
香港特別行政區 訴 李揚敬 [2019] HKCFI 1717 (MA appeal, led by Mr Selwyn Yu SC, with Mr Bruce Tse); [2019] HKCFI 2372 (application for certificate for leave to appeal to the CFA, with Mr Bruce Tse)