Haridass Ajaib

Haridass Ajaib is our exclusively recommended Admiralty Law expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ajaib directly using the contact details listed above.

Haridass graduated from the University of London in 1974 with an LL.B 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 specialises 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.

Firm Overview:

Haridass Ho & Partners is a boutique and premier law firm.

Our practitioners are widely recognised as experts in our fields. The firm’s founding partner, Haridass Ajaib, is internationally accredited by Chambers and Partners as a “Senior Statesmen” in the niche practice of shipping law in Singapore. Our other Partners are also legal heavyweights in their own right.

The firm values our clients and our solicitor-client relationship above all else. We make our clients’ businesses our priority and pride ourselves in providing cutting-edge commercial solutions. We keep ourselves close to the ground by always keeping our fingers on the pulse. Our clients appreciate that we tell them as it is and that we do not shy away from navigating troubled waters. Whether you are a blue-chip corporate entity or otherwise, you will find the firm to be the perfect fit.

We always deliver what our clients want and routinely exceed expectations.

We are a full service firm with expertise across broad areas of practice. With multidisciplinary teams of practitioners, we provide an integrated approach to all your needs.

Mohamed Baiross

Mohamed Baiross is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mohamed directly using the contact details listed above.

Mohamed is one of the founders and managing partners of IRB Law LLP. He is an experienced lawyer who was admitted to the bar in 2008. He has an excellent reputation across a broad selection of practice areas. He advises clients on matters relating to divorce, insolvency, crime, probate, Syariah law, and general civil litigation.

Mohamed Baiross is known for delivering effective solutions to legal problems with empathy and patience.

Firm Overview:

IRB Law LLP was founded with a vision to build a law firm that delivers effective and efficient legal services to everyone, from the man on the street to large corporations. IRB Law LLP now has over 50 employees, allowing us to maintain a highly personalised level of service, whilst enabling us to cover a significant range of service areas across individual and corporate law.

We are able to offer top-quality legal services at affordable prices by leveraging technology and falling costs of information. Unlike other law firms, we transfer these cost savings to our clients, which keep our prices very reasonable. Our areas of practice range from family, probate, criminal, personal injury, and personal debt recovery, to international arbitrations, construction and infrastructure, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, asset tracing, and enforcement actions.

The firm’s matrimonial practice has dedicated lawyers who regularly undertake both contested and uncontested ancillaries such as divorce, adoption matters, pre-nuptial agreements, division of matrimonial assets and care and control of children. IRB Law LLP boasts Singapore’s largest Syariah law practice, advising and representing clients in all aspects of Syariah law, such as wills and inheritance matters and divorce.

On civil and commercial matters we have represented clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Court of Appeal. Elsewhere in the world, our international arbitration team has been representing large international contractors, companies and consultants in arbitrations in Singapore, Malaysia and the wider region, as well as in more distant jurisdictions such as India, China and Romania, primarily in construction, infrastructure, engineering, and commercial disputes.

Lisa Theng

Lisa Theng is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lisa directly using the contact details listed above.

In the area of corporate law, Lisa has advised both Singapore and foreign companies in major acquisitions and disposal transactions and has also advised on investment and other corporate agreements where parties are in dispute.

Lisa has advised healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate, exhibition, publishing, food and leisure and entertainment companies on a range of issues. These issues include restructurings, investments, joint ventures, corporate governance and compliance, and acquisitions.

In the area of corporate advisory, Lisa has advised listed companies and their audit committees and Boards in relation to potential disputes, irregularities, fraud and issues involving directors and shareholders.

Her other experiences include cross-border joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions in the region, advising on international sports and entertainment projects including sponsorships and logistics agreements.  She regularly advises on listed and private companies on compliance and corporate governance issues.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1988, CNPLaw LLP  is a full-service law firm with a talent for cross-border business. Today, with approximately 80 staff, including more than 40 fee-earners, many with experience of working in other jurisdictions outside Singapore. CNP can deliver legal solutions in Singapore and beyond.

CNP is consistently recognised as being amongst the top law firms in Singapore by leading legal publications. We focus on business within and outside of Asia, in particular, Greater China, India, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Indo-China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom as well as Singapore. Our lawyers are qualified in jurisdictions beyond Singapore such as England and Wales, India, Malaysia, Australia and Hong Kong.

We make knowing our clients’ businesses our business and pride ourselves in providing innovative, yet practical and valuable advice.

Rahul Raj

Rahul Raj is our exclusively recommended Tax Advisory Services expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rahul directly using the contact details listed above.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

Rahul is the audit director and a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has 19 years of audit experience, both with a Big 4 firm and a local mid-size firm. Prior to joining as a director in 2009, he was with a European Bank for 2 years, whilst pursuing a Master of Science with the Singapore Management University.

Rahul Raj has audit exposure to companies dealing in commodity trading, shipping, information technology and investment holding entities. He is a practicing member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.

Firm Overview:

RAMA & CO is an ACRA-registered entity that has been operating for 41 years 3 months in Singapore since its incorporation in 1979.

Our tax department is helmed by experienced tax professionals with 3 decades of post graduate taxation experience both in local and international tax matters. Our tax manager was content contributor with a well-known publisher of tax guides for Singapore and Malaysia. He is assisted by 2 support staff. All are fellow members of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and are accredited tax practitioners.

John Woo

John Woo is our exclusively recommended Audit Services expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

John is the founder of AG Singapore with more than 10 years of accounting and audit experience in various industries. He previously worked with a top accounting group listed in SGX.

Audit is the examination or inspection of various books of accounts by an auditor followed by physical checking of inventory to make sure that all departments are following documented system of recording transactions. It is done to ascertain the accuracy of financial statements provided by the organisation.

John Woo is a Public Accountant registered with ACRA, CA Singapore, member of ACCA, Accredited Tax Practitioner, and ASEAN CPA.

Firm Overview:

Ackenting Group is our group brand name. We are a group of award-winning mid-tier accounting firms, headquartered in Singapore with a presence in Malaysia.

Our name, Ackenting means the combination of innovation and accounting. We actively integrate technology into our process to break through traditional accounting and be more value added.

Our Mission:

Impacting businesses with value, care and passion. We believe if our clients know we genuinely care for them, our business will definitely grow.

Our Vision:

To build our respected international accounting network brand.

Jan Bellens

As the EY Global Banking & Capital Markets Sector Leader, Jan Bellens counsels banks in defining their strategies and supports their implementation with investments, acquisitions and ambitious organic growth initiatives.

He has been supporting leading banks’ executive teams with their growth opportunities and multi-year business transformations for the last two decades. He has worked with clients in over 20 countries.

Before joining EY, Jan Bellens was in management consulting for 17 years. He has an MBA from INSEAD.

Our Purpose:

At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

In a world that’s changing faster than ever, our purpose acts as our ‘North Star’ guiding our more than 280,000 people — providing the context and meaning for the work we do every day. We help digital pioneers fight data piracy; guide governments through cash-flow crises; unlock new medical treatments with data analytics; and pursue high quality audits to build trust in financial markets and business. In other words, working with entrepreneurs, companies, and entire countries to solve their most pressing challenges.

Through our four integrated service lines — Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services — and our deep sector knowledge, we help our clients to capitalize on new opportunities and assess and manage risk to deliver responsible growth. Our high-performing, multidisciplinary teams help them fulfill regulatory requirements, keep investors informed and meet stakeholder needs.

We believe a better working world is one where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We work continuously to improve the quality of all of our services, investing in our people and innovation. And we’re proud to work with others – from our clients to wider stakeholders – to use our knowledge, skills and experience to help fulfill our purpose and create positive change.