Hari is a Counsel with the Firm, and regularly acts for high net-worth individuals, local and foreign companies and multi-national corporations in a wide variety of complex corporate and commercial disputes. He has considerable experience in high-value litigation matters with a special focus on shareholder disputes, claims involving oppression and breaches of trust and fiduciary duties, and matters relating to trusts and commercial fraud.
Hari has acted as lead and assisting counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts, in international arbitrations, and before special tribunals where he has faced senior lawyers, both from Singapore and the UK. These include arguing a heavily contested worldwide freezing order before the High Court, and appearing as lead counsel in an international arbitration against a leading international firm. Hari’s experience also extends to advising financial institutions on investigations.
Prior to joining Providence Law Asia, Hari worked at several leading firms in Singapore. Hari also spent a short stint at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, where he assisted various financial institutions with their regulatory investigations and applications.
Hari graduated from the National University of Singapore with an L.L.B (Hons). While studying at the National University of Singapore, Hari participated in the International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was issued two awards for his oral advocacy in the competition: the Best Victims’ Legal Representative and the Overall Best Oralist for the Preliminary Rounds.
Hari also actively volunteers with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme in Singapore to take on criminal cases on a pro bono basis. Hari also regularly assists in guest judging university moot teams preparing for international competitions.
Hari is fluent in English, and is conversant in Hindi, Telugu and French.