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Deloitte appoints Richard Hayler as Southeast Asia Disputes and Arbitration Leader as part of plans to expand its forensic services in the region

SINGAPORE, 3 April 2019 – Deloitte continues to strengthen its forensic services leadership in the region with Richard Hayler joining Deloitte Forensic on 1 April 2019 as a partner and Southeast Asia Disputes and Arbitration Leader, based in Singapore.

Richard brings with him a strong international and local track record, and deep expertise in solving complex valuation, financial and accounting issues in contentious matters and challenging commercial situations.

Based in Singapore for the past 7 years, he has advised clients on valuation; shareholder, M&A and contractual disputes; appropriate accounting treatment and irregularities; financial implications of contractual terms; patent infringement and royalty rates; market manipulation; alleged misappropriation; asset tracing and fraud investigations.

His litigation and arbitration experience includes the U.K. High Court, Singapore High Court, Singapore International Commercial Court, Tokyo District Court, Cayman Grand Court, and the Australian Federal Courts.

Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a Senior Managing Director with an advisory firm and before that, he was part of Deloitte Forensic in the London and Singapore practices.

His international exposure, paired with his diverse industry experience adds to his recognition as a leading damages, valuation and accounting expert witness and determiner.

Outside of Deloitte, Richard serves on the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), helping to develop international valuation standards. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Singapore Management University’s School of Law, and is the Honorary Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Singapore.

Richard Hayler, Deloitte Southeast Asia Disputes and Arbitration Leader said, “I am delighted to be returning to Deloitte rejoining old friends and being on board with a great team. This is an exciting time to be back at Deloitte as the firm has made great strides integrating to serve its clients across Asia Pacific better and I look forward to being part of that success.”

Tim Phillipps, Deloitte Southeast Asia Forensic Leader said, “Having Richard in our leadership team is a strong market differentiator. His track record and extensive experience will be critical as we continue to expand and strengthen our presence in the Southeast Asia region.  It will enhance our capacity to serve our clients, and ensure that we continue to provide clear, timely and insightful counsel.”  

Deloitte Forensic is one of the region’s leading forensic practices and has grown substantially over the past three years with more than 125 dedicated forensic practitioners based in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.   Earlier this year, Deloitte Forensic had also appointed Jarrod Baker as its Southeast Asia Forensic Investigations Leader to further build its forensic services leadership in the region.

The business growth continues to be driven by investments in disputes and arbitration, electronic discovery, investigations, forensic digital platforms and financial crime advisory and analytics, including AML, sanctions and bribery and corruption.

Press contact:

Carie-Anne Bak
Deloitte Singapore
Marketing & Communications
+65 6531 5203

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