Raini Zambelli is a corporate and commercial law barrister. She has acted for large financial institutions, governments, and government agencies, corporate entities of all size, directors, joint ventures and partnerships. Raini specialises in complex insolvency, financial and cross-border disputes and has over 20 years' litigation experience in Australia and across multiple European jurisdictions, the Middle East, Asia, Russia and the Americas. Before coming to the Bar, Raini practised as a solicitor in Melbourne and in 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, is qualified as a mediator in Australia and in the United Kingdom (NMAS and ADR Group), and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCiArb).
Raini has conducted significant litigation involving large-scale corporate collapses in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia 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 (2017-2022);
- Doyles Guide, as pre-eminent Insolvency & Restructuring Junior Counsel in 2022, and leading Junior Counsel 2018-2021;
- Doyles Guide, as pre-eminent Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel in 2022, and leading Junior Counsel 2018-2021; and
- The Best Lawyers in Australiafor her work in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and Reorganisation Law (2021-2023 editions).
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