Ralph Sellar is an international counsel and English and Hong Kong qualified member of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group based in the Hong Kong office. Mr. Sellar is a commercial litigator with extensive experience in a range of banking litigation, including disputes relating to investment and wholesale banking, listed securities, OTC derivatives and structured products.

Mr. Sellar has also conducted many regulatory investigations and white collar criminal defence cases. Mr Sellar has experience of international investigations by the UK’s FCA, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the SFC, the CFTC, the SEC and the Department of Justice.

Mr. Sellar joined Debevoise in the London office in 2014, prior to which he was an associate at the London offices of a leading global law firm. In October 2015, Mr. Sellar transferred to the firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Sellar speaks regularly on banking and regulatory issues and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries Ethics Committee. Mr. Sellar’s recent publications include “U.K. Court Of Appeal Decides On “Commercial Reasonableness” In The Context Of Determinations Made By Parties To Financial Instruments”, The Banking Law Journal (July/August 2014). Mr. Sellar graduated from University College London in 2006 with a first class degree.

Education

  • BPP Law School, 2008, L.P.C.
  • BPP Law School, 2007, GDL
  • University College London, 2006, B.A. (Hons)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Hong Kong