Hariz specialises in corporate-commercial disputes involving asset tracing and recovery, breach of trust and oppression issues. He has represented clients from SMEs to financial institutions, and HNWIs. He is regularly involved in interlocutory proceedings before the Singapore High Court including worldwide freezing injunctions, proprietary injunctions, bankers trust orders and pre-action disclosure orders where he has acted for both claimants and defendants alike.
His above experience puts him in good stead when dealing with contentious insolvency situations where he has acted for distressed companies/ individuals, insolvency practitioners and creditors alike in matters such as fraud litigation, asset recovery and contentious restructuring.
Hariz’s main area of practice are in commercial and insolvency disputes.
Corporate and Commercial: Hariz has been involved in contractual claims relating to straightforward breaches to misrepresentation, conspiracy and fraud claims, shareholders-director disputes and asset recovery matters. He is regularly instructed by both SMEs, MNCs and financial institutions.
Insolvency: Hariz acts for insolvency practitioners, debtor companies / individuals and creditors regularly advising on both restructuring options and maximising recovery on debts.
Some notable matters in which he has assisted in:
Represented a Marshall Island company to resist a security for costs application in its claim for conversion of marine equipment and the defendants have a related counterclaim for breach of contractual representations to ownership of the equipment: Cova Group Holdings 𝘓𝘵𝘥 𝘷 Advanced Submarine Networks Pte Ltd 𝘢𝘯𝘥 Anor  SGHC 178
Aside from the above reported cases, Hariz often advises on employment related disputes, assists corporations to conduct internal investigations as well as represented overseas financial institutions in enforcement proceedings in Singapore. He has also acted for insolvency practitioners in civil claims against former directors and obtaining private examination orders against former directors and employees.
Hariz is a member of the Law Society of Singapore Sports Committee since 2018 and co-convenor of the Law Society’s handball team. He is also a member of a School Advisory Committee for a local secondary school since 2019.
Hariz also regularly mentors law students and gives legal talks for members’ clubs and private companies.
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