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Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson


Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson advises major financial institutions in relation to contentious regulatory work across Asia Pacific and banking litigation in Hong Kong.

On the regulatory side, he has recently represented a major investment bank on its global investigation into FX Trading, and advises clients on regulatory investigations regarding insider dealing, electronic trading, short selling restrictions and other forms of market misconduct.

On the litigation side, he represents various private banks in relation to mis-selling actions brought in Hong Kong and he has also advised a number of private equity firms on shareholders' disputes across Asia, including Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines and the PRC.

  • Acting for various private banks in respect of disputes over alleged mis-selling of structured products to clients, such as Accumulator Contracts
  • Representing various major international investment banks in respect of regulatory investigations into market misconduct, including insider dealing, market manipulation in respect of foreign exchange and electronic trading, licensing and disclosure of interest provisions
  • Advising various major international investment banks and fund managers on reporting requirements to SFC with respect to structured products, trade executions and code of conduct for fund managers
  • advising various private banks and international investment banks in relation to AML related issues, including investigations by the HKMA and self-reporting obligations

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Career and qualifications

  • The University of Sydney (Bachelor of Commerce) Australia 1997
  • Judge's associate, Dust Diseases Tribunal, Sydney 1997
  • Hicksons Lawyers, Sydney 2000
  • University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (Bachelor of Laws) 2002
  • Yeldham Lloyd Associates, Sydney 2003
  • Admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales 2003
  • Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Hong Kong 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2007
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong 2008
  • Partner since 2015