Haris started his career in the City of London in 1994. Dispute resolution represents the largest part of his practice: High Court and multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration of cases ranging from modest demurrage claims to mine off-take, shipbuilding and oil and gas disputes worth hundreds of millions. His reported cases include the Johnny K, Trafigura v Kookmin Bank
, the Sabrewing
, the Northgate
, the Port Russel
, U&M v. Konkola Copper Mines
and CH Offshore v. PDVSA Petroleo
. While he has been described as a "solid and tenacious litigator" (Chambers UK 2007), he is also involved in non-contentious work, structuring transactions and drafting standard terms.
This diverse practice has allowed him a unique insight into all aspects of shipping and international trade that is uncommon amongst the shipping legal profession. He has served on the editorial board of Shipping and Transport Law Journal, is member of the Council of the London Shipping Law Centre, has published and lectured extensively worldwide including for BIMCO.
Haris heads the firm's commodities practice, which was recognised as a First Tier team by The Legal 500 2015. The same directory described him as "leading a true team, perfectly organised, providing excellent legal and commercial advice".
The Legal 500 UK 2015