Professional Practice

Edward has a predominantly civil practice. He regularly acts for multinational corporations and listed companies in contentious and non-contentious matters. He has been involved in a wide spectrum of matters, including commercial fraud and asset recovery, construction, defamation, employment, and probate cases. Edward is also currently serving as a part-time Judicial Associate (General) at The High Court of Hong Kong.

Prior to joining the Bar, Edward 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 Sasha Wass KC and Simon Denison KC to the Old Bailey, and Lord David Pannick KC to the UK Supreme Court.

Edward is also a New York-qualified attorney. He also has rights of audience in the Astana International Financial Centre Court and the Singapore International Commercial Court. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Call/Rights of Audience

– Singapore International Commercial Court (Registered Foreign Lawyer) (2024)
– Astana International Financial Centre Court (Rights of Audience) (2022)
– New York State (2020)
– Hong Kong (2019)


– 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

– Lecturer (Non-Clinical), City University of Hong Kong (2022-present)
– 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)

– 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

Practitioner’s Notes
– “Hong Kong: Competition Litigation” The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2023 (co-authored with Kenneth Lee, William Tse, Kristy K Y Wong and Thomas Yeon)
– “Hong Kong: Competition Litigation” The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022 (co-authored with Kenneth Lee, William Tse and Kristy K Y Wong)

CPD Seminar: Practical Steps and Pitfalls in Drafting a Dispute Resolution Clause (2023)

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

– Baosteel Engineering & Technology Group Co Ltd v China Zenith Chemical Group Ltd [2022] HKCFI 2343 (resisting application for stay of execution)

Civil Fraud/Asset Recovery
Taihei Dengyo Kaisha Ltd v Zhao Yizhe & Anor [2024] HKDC 222 (civil fraud, application for summary judgment and resisting application for security for costs)
Torq Commodities AG v Unknown Person (HCA 1939/2023) (civil fraud, application for proprietary injunction)
NTT DevIces America, Inc v Qde Trade Co Ltd & Ors [2024] 1 HKLRD 1348, [2024] HKCFI 453 (civil fraud, application for proprietary/Mareva injunction)
PT Dwirestu Rejekiguna v Deep Trading Co Ltd (DCCJ 1228/2020) (civil fraud, resisting request for F&BP and application for security for costs)
– Grenier Packaging Corp v Royal Force International Ltd (HCA 699/2021) (civil fraud, application for proprietary/Mareva injunction, with Kenneth Lee)
– The Yerrid Law Firm v Qianbaizi Trading Ltd & Anor [2021] HKCFI 620 (setting aside default judgment, with Kenneth Lee)

– Hong Kong Topkey Ltd v Wintac (HK) Ltd & Anor [2023] HKCFI 1711 (appeal against summary judgment, with Kenneth Lee); [2023] HKCFI 2029 (application for leave to appeal to the CA)
Bedat & Co (HK) Ltd v Akstrom Imports Inc [2021] HKCFI 812 (resisting appeal against leave to serve out of jurisdiction, with Kenneth Lee)
– Mega Honour Holdings Ltd v 李森田 & Ors [2021] HKCFI 149 (contract and restitution, with Samuel Wong)
OCBC Wing Hang Bank Ltd v Fung Ho Chit & Anor (DCCJ 5269/2020) (contract and guarantees)

– Oasis Well Ltd v Chan Tung Kim & Anor (HCA 1846/2019 & DCCJ 2648/2021) (resisting F&BP and application for specific discovery against third party)

WeSoft Nationmark Ltd v Nationmark (HK) Ltd & Ors (HCA 724 & 1317/2019) (application for security for costs)
Alpha Mind Education Ltd v Ma Kwok Kuen, t/a Mathwise Education Centre & Anor (DCCJ 5742/2021) (breach of restrictive covenant)

Re Qu Haiping [2023] HKCFI 2357 (resisting against bankruptcy petition, with Patrick Chong)
Re Wintac (HK) Ltd [2023] HKCFI 2323 (resisting against winding-up petition)
Re Tang Marx (HCB 5179/2022) (application for bankruptcy)
– Re Silver Base Group Holdings Ltd [2022] HKCFI 2386 (application winding-up of foreign company listed in HKEx Main Board)

Land/Buildings Management
IO of Grandway Garden v In Smart Ltd & Anor (LDBM 185/2022) (breach of DMC)
IO of Sam Woo Building v Chou Ying & Ors (LDBM 154/2021) (breach of DMC)
– Man Kam Leung v Man Yiu Chuen & Ors (HCA 1838/2017) (application to expunge single joint expert)

Chan Daeman v Chan Bonny (HCCA 5406/2020) (application to appoint third party administrator)

Professional Liability
– Michael Yap & Ors v Lai Yip Dyeing Factory Ltd & Ors [2023] 3 HKLRD 1013, [2023] HKCFI 1732 (application for wasted costs, with Samuel Wong)
– Represented respondents in Social Worker Registration Board proceedings
– Herman H M Hui & Co v Ho Shun Miu [2023] HKDC 60 (solicitor’s professional negligence, with William Tse)

– Represented the CIR in Inland Revenue Board of Review proceedings

– HKSAR v Chong Lai-ping [2023] HKCFI 1688 (possession of forged ID, with Edward Laskey)
– HKSAR v LCMB [2022] HKCFI 3302 (rape, led by Alan Hoo SC); [2023] HKCFI 692 (application for costs, led by Alan Hoo SC)
– 香港特別行政區 訴 李揚敬 [2019] HKCFI 1717 (MA appeal, led by Selwyn Yu SC, with Bruce Tse); [2019] HKCFI 2372 (application for leave to appeal to the CFA, with Bruce Tse)