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Richard Hayler

Richard Hayler

  • Managing Director
  • T: +65 6831 7816
  • F: +65 6831 7859
    • 8 Shenton Way, #12-02
    • AXA Tower
    • 068811
    • Singapore
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    • F: +65 6831 7859

Richard Hayler is a Managing Director in the Economic Consulting segment of FTI Consulting, and is based in Singapore.

Mr. Hayler specialises in the assessment of quantum, financial and accounting issues in contentious matters. Before joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hayler spent eight years in the audit, corporate finance and financial advisory groups of two Big Four accountancy firms working in London, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

Mr. Hayler has led, managed and consulted on a diverse array of issues, including valuation, shareholder disputes, necessity of capital injection, accounting treatment and irregularities, financial implications of contractual terms, financial instruments, market manipulation, patent infringement and royalty rates, alleged misappropriation, asset tracing and fraud investigations.

During the course of his career, Mr. Hayler has directly advised or led teams for ten globally recognised expert witnesses, as listed in Who’s Who Legal, for some of the largest and most complex cases in the last decade.

Mr. Hayler has since been appointed multiple times as both a valuation and accounting expert in his own right and has testified in arbitrations and court. He has also been recognised by Who’s Who Legal for Asset Recovery, Quantum of Damages and Forensic Accounting, in which he is described as being “sensational”, with “excellent judgement”, “highly proactive” doing “intricate work” with an “unflappable manner”.

Mr. Hayler’s litigation and arbitration case experience includes the U.K. High Court, Cayman Grand Court, Australian Federal Courts, Singapore High Court, Singapore International Commercial Court, the U.S. Supreme Court and various arbitral tribunals under International Criminal Court (“ICC”), London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) rules.

Mr. Hayler’s broad industry experience covers most sectors, but has focused in particular on financial services, manufacturing, chemicals and life sciences. He is both a Chartered Accountant (“ICAEW”) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (“CAIA”). He also holds a first class honours degree in Biochemistry with Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Bristol University.

Mr. Hayler leads the ICAEW Chartered Accountant training programme for FTI Consulting in Singapore. In 2015 Mr. Hayler was appointed to the Singapore International Mediation Centre’s first Panel of Experts. Mr. Hayler 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.

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