Haridass Ajaib

HARIDASS AJAIB

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation, Banking & Finance
Shipping & Admiralty LawRestructuring & Insolvency
Commercial & Corporate LitigationCorporate & Corporate Secretarial
International Trade & Commodities

LLB (Hons) University of London
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
T: 65 6230 1160
E: haridass@hhp.com.sg

Background
Haridass graduated from the University of London in 1974 with an LL.B (Hons.) and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1975. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Singapore in 1976.

In 1985, Haridass together with the late Ho Wah Onn established the present firm of Haridass Ho & Partners.

Haridass specializes in all admiralty matters both of a litigious and non-litigious nature. He advises and represents major shipyards and rig builders in Singapore and the region, and has acted for them in major construction and repair disputes. As a litigator with more than 40 years at the Bar, Haridass also deals with both contentious and non-contentious general commercial and banking transactions.

Given his concentration in the area of admiralty matters, Haridass deals with matters relating to ship sale and purchase and the financing aspects of such transactions, as well as, general and marine insurance. He has acted for shipowners, charterers and Protection and Indemnity Clubs in shipping and charter party disputes; and for oil and commodity traders in trade transactions and disputes.

Haridass also sits as an arbitrator and/or mediator and is an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore Academy of Law. He is a referee of the Singapore Small Claims Tribunal and a mediator at the Subordinate Courts, Criminal Relational Disputes.

Haridass is also the Chairman of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore, a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public and a Justice of Peace.

Haridass is regularly identified as a leading individual in his practice. Euromoney, since the inception of its Expert Guides, has consistently identified him as a world leader in admiralty and shipping disputes. Chambers Global – The World’s Leader Lawyers, as well as the Asia Pacific Legal 500, identify Haridass and the firm as leaders in dispute resolution and shipping litigation.

Qualification
1974 – LLB (Hons), University of London
1975 – Called to English Bar at Middle Temple
1976 – Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court