Hariz Lee

Hariz Lee
Counsel

LLB (Bachelor of Laws) – National University Singapore
Called to the Singapore Bar: 2014

T | (65) 6220 9388
E | harizlee@jtjb.com

Hariz primarily practices in commercial litigation with a focus on insolvency and restructuring disputes. This would include matters relating to asset recovery, professional negligence and director-shareholders disputes representing a wide range of clientele from SMEs to MNCs, insolvency practitioners and high net worth individuals. He has dealt with matters in all levels of the Singapore courts.

He also volunteers with the Law Society Sports Committee and mentor for undergraduates of NUS law school and a member of the School Advisory Committee for Bedok View Secondary School.

Some notable matters in which he has assisted in:

  • Acted for a director of a Singapore company in proceedings in the High Court to restore the said company, which had been previously struck off the company register: Re Asia Petan Organisation Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 204. This is the leading case in Singapore on the applicable test for restoring a company which has been struck off.
  • Represented a de facto director-shareholder in successfully claiming for the return of shares from the defendant nominee, account on wilful default basis and damages for breach of fiduciary duties: Daniel Fernandez v Edith Woi [2021] SGHC 117
  • Represented a defendant shareholder in resisting a claim by his alternate director for fees payable under a service contract: Ameet Nalin Parikh v Ishan Anoop Sakraney [2021] SGHC 56
  • Represented a creditor in resisting an application to stay a winding up order against a Singapore company: GVR Global Pte Ltd v Wayne Burt Pte Ltd & Anor [2020] SGHC 87
  • Representing director-shareholders of a family-run company in resisting a High Court suit brought by a family member for shares in the said company allegedly held on trust: Choo Ah Sam @ Chu Ah Lan v Kieu Ka Tong & Anor [2020] SGHC 62
  • Represented a Malaysian company in successfully lifting a case management stay initially granted in favour of the Defendants: Rex International Holding Ltd and another v Gulf Hibiscus Ltd [2019] SGCA 56
  • Represented a well-known Singaporean food court operator in successfully striking out a claim for misrepresentation by a former tenant: Wen Wen Food Trading v Food Republic Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC 90
  • Represented a sole proprietor in resisting committal proceedings and a mareva injunction by a judgment creditor: Tahir v Tay Kar Oon [2016] 3 SLR 296.
  • Represented 3 Thai nationals, who were alleged to be part of a syndicate, which had cheated a local casino amounting to approximately S$1.3 million, in a criminal trial: Public Prosecutor v Apinyowichian Yongyut and Anor [2016] SGDC 2