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Harish Kumar

Partner

Practice Area:

Commercial Litigation
Employment & Benefits

LLB (Hons.), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

T +65 6232 0360
E [email protected]

Harish has been in legal practice for more than 30 years and is one of the most senior litigators in the firm. He joined the firm in 2008 and brings with him a wealth of experience in complex commercial litigation.

Experience

In his early years, Harish specialised in shipping and admiralty work with an emphasis on marine casualty work. He served attachments with various leading protection and indemnity clubs in London.

Over time, Harish’s practice evolved into a broad based commercial practice and he has litigated cases both in court and in arbitral proceedings over a wide spectrum of areas including banking and finance, company law, company and partnership disputes, commodities, corporate fraud, equity and trust, employment and executive compensation, insolvency, intellectual property, landlord and tenancy, professional negligence and insurance. Many of these cases have made their way into the law reports with not a few being leading cases:

Notable Cases & Transactions
  • Haw Wan Sin David & Anor v Faber Property Pte Ltd & Ors [2018] SGHC 272
  • Haw Wan Sin David & Anor v Faber Property Pte Ltd & Ors [2018] SGDC 143
  • Cristian Priwisata Yacob & Anor v Wibowo Boediono & Anor & Anor suit [2017] SGHC 8 (see also Wibowo Boediono & Anor v Cristian Priwisata Yacob & Anor & other appeals [2018] 2 SLR 481)
  • Tong Seak Kan & Anor v Jaya Sudhir A/L Jayaram [2016] 5 SLR 887
  • Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd & Anor v Hong Hin Kit & Anor [2016] 5 SLR 735
  • Su Emmanuel v Emmanuel Priya Ethel Anne & Anor [2016] 3 SLR 1222
  • Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd & Anor v Hong Hin Kit Edward & Anor & Anor appeal [2015] 2 SLR 395
  • Tan Ching Bin t/a Winshire Education Centre v Tan Puay Huat & Anor, HC Suit No. 678 of 2013
  • Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd & Anor v Hong Hin Kit Edward & Anor [2014] 3 SLR 87; [2014] 3 SLR 164
  • Tan Chin Yew Joseph v Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd [2013] SGHC 274
  • Lian Hwee Choo Phebe & Anor v Maxz Universal Development Group Pte Ltd & Ors [2010] SGHC 268
  • Hong Hin Kit & Anor v PT Medicalindo Nusautama [2010] SGHC 192
  • Focus Energy Ltd v Aye Aye Soe (Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Branch, Garnishee) & another matter [2010] 2 SLR 889
  • Indulge Food Pte Ltd v Bahram Torabi Marashi [2010] 2 SLR 540
  • Woodcliff Assets Ltd v Reflexology and Holistic Health Academy Pte Ltd & Ors [2009] SGHC 315
  • Woodcliff Assets Ltd v Reflexology and Holistic Health Academy Pte Ltd & Ors [2009] SGHC 162
  • Tam Tak Chuen v Khairul bin Abdul Rahman & Ors [2009] 2 SLR 240
  • Focus Energy Ltd v Aye Aye Soe [2009] 1 SLR 1086
  • Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp v WestLB [2008] 1 SLR 139
  • Wong Sow Fong & Anor v Forum Construction Pte Ltd [2007] SGDC 320
  • Hong Leong Singapore Finance Ltd v United Overseas Bank Ltd; Yongnam Development Pte Ltd & Anor v United Overseas Bank Ltd [2007] 1 SLR 292
  • Engelin Teh Practice LLC v Tan Sui Chuan [2006] SGDC 2
  • Wee Soon Kim v UBS AG [2006] SGHC 18
  • Sumikin Bussan Corp v Hiew Teck Seng & Anor [2005] 2 SLR 773
  • Intergraph Systems South East Asia Pte Ltd v Zhang Yiguang (suing by the committee and estate of his person, Tong Wen Li) [2005] 1 SLR 255
  • Rafiq Jumabhoy v Scotts Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd (In Compulsory Liquidation) [2005] 1 SLR 45
  • Scotts Investments (Singapore) Pte Ltd (In Compulsory Liquidation) v Ameerali R Jumabhoy & Ors [2004] SGHC 20
  • Zhang Yiguang (suing by the committee and estate of his person, Tong Wen Li) v Intergraph Systems South East Asia Pte Ltd [2004] 3 SLR 360
  • Engelin Teh Practice LLC v Wee Soon Kin Anthony [2004] 1 SLR 605
  • Ng Heng Liat & Ors v Kiyue Company Limited and Anor [2003] 4 SLR 218
  • Thomson Plaza Pte Ltd v The Liquidators of Yaohan Department Store Pte Ltd [2001] 3 SLR 437
  • Thomson Plaza Pte Ltd v The Liquidators of Yaohan Department Store Pte Ltd [2001] 3 SLR 248
  • Indian Bank v Vishnu Dairy Farm Pte Ltd & Ors [2000] SGHC 25
  • Friss & Anor v Casetech Trading Pte Ltd & Ors [2000] 3 SLR 590
  • IHC Pte Ltd v Mustafa Ali Jumabhoy [2000] 2 SLR 314
  • Scott Latham v Credit Suisse First Boston [1999] SGHC 302
  • Mustafa Ali R Jumabhoy v IHC Private Limited [1999] SGHC 217
  • Povl Erik Nielsen Friis v Casetech Trading Pte Ltd & Ors [1999] SGHC 296
  • Re Dowflect Trading Pte Ltd [1998] SGHC 209
  • Rajabali Jumabhoy & Ors v Ameerali R. Jumabhoy & Ors (No 2) [1997] 3 SLR 866
  • Imperial Steel Drum Manufacturers Sdn Bhd v Wong Kin Heng [1997] 2 SLR 695
  • The Jarguh Sawit [1997] 2 SLR 563
  • Bestland Development Pte Ltd (In Liquidation) v Manit Udomkunnatum & Anor [1997] 2 SLR 42
  • Bestland Development Pte Ltd (In Liquidation) v Manit Udomkunnatum & Anor [1996] 3 SLR 92
  • Wardley Ltd v Datin Chong Mooi Lan & Anor [1993] 2 SLR 261
  • Drilex Systems Pte Ltd v Registrar of Companies & Anor [1993] 2 SLR 345
  • Malaysia Credit Finance Bhd v Chen Huat Lai [1992] 2 SLR 859
  • Hill Samuel Merchant Bank Asia Ltd v Resources Development Corporation Ltd [1991] SGHC 126
  • Reebok International Ltd v Royal Corporation [1991] 2 SLR 136
  • Drilex Systems Pte Ltd v. Registrar of Companies & Anor [1990] SLR 1055
  • Invar Realty Pte Ltd v Kenzo Tange Urtec Inc & Anor [1990] SLR 791
  • Koshida Trading (S) Pte Ltd v Limco Products Manufacturing Pte Ltd [1990] SLR 294
  • Pedac Holdings (S) Pte Ltd v First Noodle Shop Pte Ltd [1990] SLR 271
  • Drilex Systems Pte Ltd v Registrar of Companies & Anor [1989] SLR 1051
  • Staravia Ltd v Consolidated Aeronautics Corp & Ors [1989] SLR 883
  • Heng Mui Pheow v Tan Ting Koon & Ors [1989] SLR 651
  • Omex Shipping Co Ltd v World Aero Supplies Pte Ltd [1986] SLR 297
Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Advocacy Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Publications
  • Singapore Chapter (together with Jonathan Toh) for Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (2015) published by Kluwer Law International
  • Singapore Chapter (together with Jonathan Toh) for Asian Conflict of Laws; East and South East Asia (2015) published by Kluwer Law International
  • Singapore Chapter (together with Jonathan Toh and Jonathan Cheong) for International Succession (4th ed., 2015) published by Oxford University Press
  • Singapore Chapter (together with Jonathan Toh, Josephine Chee and Jason Lim) of International Labor and Employment Law (5th ed.,2018), the International Labor and Employment Law Committee, Section of Labor and Employment Law, American Bar Association published by Bloomberg Law