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, RBS NV (part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group), 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), 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.
Herman graduated from National University of Singapore with LLB (Hons).