Richard Hayler is a Partner at Deloitte and serves as the Southeast Asia Disputes and Arbitration Leader, specialising in valuation, financial and accounting issues in contentious matters and challenging commercial situations.
He also serves on the Standards Review Board of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) helping develop international valuation standards and is a member of Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Management University.
Richard was previously a Senior Partner equivalent and local subsidiary board member at a well known American consultancy firm. Prior to this Richard worked for Deloitte and another big four accountancy firm in the Financial Advisory, Corporate Finance and Audit divisions.
In addition to commercial work Richard has been appointed more than twenty times as both a valuation and accounting expert witness/determiner and has testified in arbitrations and court.
He has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal for Asset Recovery, Quantum of Damages, Forensic Accounting, Arbitration Expert Witness and Investigations, in which he is described as “an eminent practitioner in the region and stands out for his ‘excellent valuation work’”, “a well-known figure in the Singaporean market, and is recognised as a top-tier accounting expert in the region”, "a rising star in the world of expert witnesses" and “an outstanding expert witness”.
Richard has led, managed or consulted on a diverse array of issues including valuation, M&A issues, financial instruments and markets, loss of profits, shareholder and contractual disputes, accounting treatment and irregularities, financial implications of contractual terms, patent infringement and royalty rates, market manipulation, alleged misappropriation, asset tracing and fraud investigations.
Richard’s litigation and arbitration case experience includes the U.K. High Court, Singapore High Court, Singapore International Commercial Court, Tokyo District Court, Cayman Grand Court, Australian Federal Courts and various arbitral tribunals under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SIAC rules.
In 2015, Richard was appointed to the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s first Panel of Experts for Accountancy. He has also sat on the Board of Directors of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Singapore since 2012 and holds the office of Honorary Treasurer.