Raeesa Rawal is an associate in the Litigation Department, specialising in construction arbitration. Ms. Rawal has a wide range of experience advising clients in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors, from the provision of initial advice on claims under contract and throughout the dispute resolution process.
Ms. Rawal’s practice focuses on high-value and complex international construction and engineering disputes, in both the public and private sector.
Ms. Rawal has heavy involvement in both construction law academia and industry bodies in various jurisdictions. She has ongoing lecturing engagements with the University of Stuttgart as part of their International Construction Practice and Law Masters Degree, and is currently involved as a thesis supervisor. Ms. Rawal also has regular speaking engagements with the International Construction Law Association and other construction industry associations.
Ms. Rawal has been awarded numerous awards and honours in the construction law field, including the Society of Construction Law Australia 2017 Brooking Prize for her co-authored entry on enforceability of time bars in construction contracts. In 2019, Ms. Rawal was a finalist in the ‘Construction Law’ category in the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.
Ms. Rawal also has publications in the International Construction Law Review and the Construction Law International, and assists the editors of the Building and Construction Law Journal. Ms. Rawal is a co-author of a chapter in the latest edition of the International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide, published by The Legal 500 (November, 2020) and “UK Guide to Arbitration,” In-House Lawyer.
Ms. Rawal has previously practised in both Australia and Germany with premier national law firms, where she was involved in complex international arbitration and construction disputes. Ms. Rawal received a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)/Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB) from Monash University, and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.