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HARSHAL MORWALE

COUNSEL

harshal.morwale@singularitylegal.com

+91 72764 33154

+91 22 4976 5861 Ext. 103

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Harshal is a counsel at Singularity Legal. He represents clients in international disputes ranging from industry sectors such as pharmaceuticals, automobiles, construction & engineering, banking & finance, transport & logistics, hospitality, etc.

Harshal holds an LLM from the MIDS Geneva program (2019-2020) specialising in investment and commercial arbitration. Previously, he has worked with the arbitration team of a premier Indian full-service law firm in New Delhi, an international arbitration boutique in Vienna and as an international case counsel at AIAC, Kuala Lumpur. He is also an accredited tribunal secretary by the HKIAC and listed on various tribunal secretary panels.

His range of experience includes advising and representing clients in international arbitrations under various rules like ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC, VIAC, DIS, and JAMS seated in common and civil law jurisdictions.

Arbitration

  • Representing a global technology and innovations company in their dispute under a service agreement with a leading supplier of structural steel buildings in the Middle East (DIAC Rules, UAE seated, UAE law)
  • Representing an Indian trading company in a dispute against a Hong Kong-based trader (SIAC Rules, English Law)
  • Representing a private equity-backed master franchisee in 7 arbitrations against former franchisees of a multinational quick service restaurant chain (UNCITRAL Rules administered by ICDR, New York seated, Indian law, Liechtenstein law)
  • Representing a Canadian national in his dispute against a leading cryptocurrency exchange. (JAMS Rules, New York seated, New York law)
  • Representing a Qatari HNI in his dispute under a settlement agreement with his Indian joint venture partner in an arbitration (DIAC Rules, English law, London-seated)
  • Represented an Austrian engineering company against a Chinese automobile manufacturer (ICC Rules, Zurich seated, Swiss law)
  • Represented a British distribution company against an Austrian trading company. (VIAC Rules, Vienna seated, Austrian law)
  • Represented a Mexican industrial manufacturer against an Austrian financial entity in arbitration and related litigation. (VIAC Rules, Vienna seated, Austrian law)

Litigation

  • Representing two UAE companies and their promoter in a dispute for the non-payment of rent and the encashment of rental cheques under a shareholders' agreement and a tenancy agreement (DIFC Courts)
  • Representing a former senior vice president of a DIFC-based private equity entity for wrongful termination and breach of a Private Equity Carried Interest Incentive Agreement (DIFC Law, DIFC Small Claims Tribunal and Court of First Instance)
  • Representing a group of investors in enforcement and execution proceedings in Singapore and New Delhi arising out of an India-seated international commercial arbitration (Singapore High Court & Delhi High Court) 
  • Representing & advising a Qatari HNI in connected court proceedings arising out of a London-seated arbitration in Singapore, DIFC, Switzerland, and Cayman Islands (Singapore, DIFC, Switzerland & Cayman Islands courts)
  • Representing a Middle East-based HNI against a global financial institution in disputes arising out of his wealth management portfolio. (DIFC Courts)