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 joined Debevoise in September 2018 from another U.S law firm, and having previously practiced 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.
Ms. Rawal has heavy involvement in both construction law academia and industry bodies in various jurisdictions. She has an ongoing speaking engagement with the University of Stuttgart as part of their International Construction Practice and Law Masters Degree, and upcoming engagements with the International Construction Law Association and Thomson Reuters.
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. 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.