Richard Hayler | Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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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
    • T: +65 6831 7820
    • F: +65 6831 7859

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

Richard specialises in the assessment of quantum, financial and accounting issues in contentious matters. Before joining FTI Consulting, Richard spent eight years in the audit, corporate finance and financial advisory groups of two big four accountancy firms. He was also formerly the Technical Director of a Life Science consultancy company.

During the course of his career, Richard 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.

Richard has since been appointed more than ten times as both a valuation and accounting expert in his own right and has testified in arbitrations and court. He has been recognised in three expert lists published by Who’s Who Legal for Asset Recovery, Quantum of Damages and Forensic Accounting, in which he is described as “sensational”, “highly proactive” and has “excellent judgement” as well as an “unflappable manner” whilst producing “intricate work.”

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

His 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, U.S. Supreme Court and various arbitral tribunals under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SIAC rules.

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 and a Diploma with distinction in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (“IoD”).

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.

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