Raini 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 17 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 with Pinsent Masons in London and with Lander & Rogers in Melbourne.
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.
Raini is recognised for her technical excellence and client relationship skills and as:
- a 1st Band leader in the field of Insolvency by Chambers & Partners in 2017, 2018, 2019 and the forthcoming 2020 edition;
- leading Insolvency & Restructuring Junior Counsel by Doyles Guide in 2018 and 2019; and
- leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel by Doyles Guide in 2018 and 2019.
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.
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Victorian Bar Committees
Australian Bar Association and Law Council of Australia Committees