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 18 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 the United Kingdom and in Australia (ADR Group and NMAS), and admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrtors (MCiArb).
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.
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