Mr Herman Jeremiah > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Arbitration, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Investment Disputes Litigation, General Litigation, Insolvency, Professional Liability, Litigation Competition Law.

Position

Herman Jeremiah is a senior partner in the Dentons Rodyk Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practices.

His areas of practice include international arbitration, banking and finance litigation, insolvency litigation, high value contractual disputes resolution, general litigation in insurance, employment disputes and competition law.

In international arbitration, Herman’s experience includes representation in respect of matters as varied as standby off-take agreements, joint venture disputes, airline software solutions, CISG contracts, termination of shipbuilding contract and oil and gas price dispute in the context of the Indonesian Production Sharing Contracts, in SIAC, ICC and LCIA arbitrations. He also serves as an arbitrator.

Herman has represented both foreign and local financial institutions and his clients have included Citibank, Macquarie Bank, Maybank, Rabobank, Raiffessen Bank International, Standard Chartered Bank, Unicredit Bank, United Overseas Bank and several Swiss headquartered private banks. He advises his bank clients on their disputes with their borrowers, guarantors, other security providers and customers and in respect of some regulatory issues. The cases he has litigated raised varied issues relating to trade finance facilities, multi-currency loans, share finance trading, mortgages and other forms of securities, letters of credit, performance bonds, standby off-take contracts, collateral management agreements and bills of exchange. Other issues he has handled involve governing law, jurisdiction, and appropriate forum as well as issues relating to agency, authority and accessory liability. Some of these claims have proceeded to the Court of Appeal.

In insolvency litigation, Herman has acted in receiverships, judicial management and schemes of arrangement and worked with companies in distress as well as with several notable insolvency practitioners.

Herman has represented auditors sued for negligence by liquidators, represented their interests in an advisory capacity as well as represented practicing accountants in relation to practice monitoring reviews and representations to the Public Accountants Oversight Committee.

Herman has also acted in investment, shareholder and partnership disputes.

Herman has represented various clients’ interest in several notable cases such as the Barings debacle, the Asia Pulp & Paper default, the fraud by an employee of Asia Pacific Breweries, a software implementation dispute between a major Singapore utility subsidiary and its service provider, and a dispute between a national airline and its IT service provider.

Herman is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, UK), Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SiArb), Fellow of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore and Member of the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group.

Career

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 2002 – present
HelenYeo & Partners, 1997 – 2002
Haridass Ho & Partners, 1988 – 1997

Languages

English, Mandarin

Memberships

Member, International Bar Association (Arbitration, Insolvency Section, Litigation and Anti-trust Committees)
Member, INSOL International

Education

LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has worked hard to develop its regional and international credentials from Singapore, where it has a particularly strong record in insolvency proceedings and an impressive client portfolio of receivers, liquidators, debtors and creditors. The firm is also noted for debt and bond restructurings, acting for a range of debtors/issuers and creditors; this includes acting for Perpetual (Asia) Ltd, the trustee for the holders of the perpetual securities in the restructuring of Hyflux. Ajinderpal Singh and Kia Jeng Koh are co-heads of the restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy practice, which also includes senior names Siang Pheng Lek and Herman Jeremiah.

Singapore > International arbitration

Dentons Rodyk‘s international arbitration is particularly popular with Chinese state-owned corporations and Indonesian clients and counts energy and natural resources, construction, shipping and international trade, and banking and finance among its sector specialisms. Herman Jeremiah and Lawrence Teh lead the practice following Philip Jeyaretnam SC’s appointment as a judicial commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court. Ajinderpal Singh is another key contact.