rrawal@reedsmith.com

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Raeesa is an associate in the Energy and Natural Resources Group.  Raeesa 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, whether in court, arbitration or using ADR.

Awards & Recognition

  • Society of Construction Law Australia – 2017 Brooking Essay Prize
    • Winner – Brooking Prize
    • Awarded the 2017 Brooking Essay Prize on co-authored submission titled ‘Locked behind Time Bars’.
  • Society of Construction Law Australia – 2016 Brooking Essay Prize
    • Awarded a High Commendation on submission titled ‘Back to the In Futuro: Preserving Parties Contractual Rights and Remedies after Termination’.
  • Society of Construction Law Australia – Inaugural Charrett Moot 2015
    • Grand Final Winner and Best Speaker
  • Society of Construction Law Australia – 2013 Brooking Essay Prize
    • Awarded a High Commendation on co-authored submission of ‘Regulating the Great War: Are stricter Industrial Relation Laws needed?’ in the student division.
  • Society of Construction Law Australia – 2012 Brooking Essay Prize
    • Awarded a Commendation on submission of ‘The Making of an Ideal Construction Law Graduate: How can law students cover all bases and hit a home run’ in the student division.

Speaking Engagements and Academic Involvement

  • Joint Arbitration Interest Group Conference – Berlin, Germany in July 2017
    • Panellist on session on dispute resolution in the construction industry, speaking on alternative forms of dispute resolution in the construction industry
  • Society of Construction Law Australia Conference – Gold Coast, Australia in July 2017
    • Presentation on Brooking Prize Essay ‘Locked behind Time Bars’
  • University of Stuttgart: International Construction Practice and Law Masters Degree – Stuttgart, Germany in April 2017 - present
    • Guest lecturer on Australian Standard Form Contracts
  • Building and Construction Law Journal (Ad-hoc head note Editor) February 2017

Credentials

  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Monash University, 2013, LLB, BComm

  • New South Wales, Australia
  • High Court - Australia

  • English