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Profile

Raini specialises in complex insolvency, financial and cross-border disputes and has over 18 years' litigation experience in Australia and across multiple European jurisdictions, the Middle East, Asia, Russia and the Americas.  She has acted for large financial institutions, governments, and government agencies, corporate entities of all size, directors, joint ventures and partnerships. Before coming to the Bar, Raini practised as a solicitor for over 13 years, working equally between Melbourne and London.

She holds a Masters of Law majoring in contentious insolvency and international arbitration, is a qualified and practising mediator and was dux of her year in ARITA’s Insolvency Education Program. She is admitted to the English Bar as a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

Raini has conducted significant litigation involving large-scale corporate collapses in the Supreme Court of Victoria and in the High Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. 

She also has extensive experience in the financial services sector, having spent two years seconded as in-house counsel to Royal Sun Alliance and to the Royal Bank of Scotland in London.

Raini is recognised for her technical excellence and client relationship skills by the following publications:

  • Chambers & Partners, as a leader in the field of Restructuring & Insolvency in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020;

  • Doyles Guide, as leading Insolvency & Restructuring Junior Counsel in 2018, 2019 and 2020

  • Doyles Guide, as leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel in 2018, 2019 and 2020; and

  • The Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 for her work in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

 

Raini is an elected member of the Victorian Bar 2019/2020 Council.  She is also a member of Victorian Bar's International Arbitration and Arts & Collections Committees and was a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee from 2015 - 2017.  Raini is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Bar Association, and a former monitor of its Insolvency Section. 

Victorian Bar Committees

  • 2019/2020 Bar Council

  • Executive Committee of the Commercial Bar Association

  • International Arbitration Committee

  • Arts & Collections Committee

  • Women Barristers' Association

 Other Committees and Working Groups

  • International Committee of the Australian Bar Association

  • Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia

  • Federal Court Corporations and Commercial Users' Group

  • ACICA's Victorian State Committee

Professional Memberships

  • The Law Council of Australia

  • UNCCA - the UNCITRAL Coordination Committee for Australia

  • INSOL International (the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals)

  • WIRV (Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria)

Date of Admission

28 Apr 2003

First Signed Bar Roll

22 Oct 2015

Nationally Accredited Mediator

23 Oct 2015

Qualifications

BA, LLB, LLM

Previous Occupation

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons (2009-2015), Lander & Rogers (2002-2009)

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