Senior Advisor - Risk Advisory
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Related services and key industries
Rajaee Rouhani is a senior risk advisor based in Melbourne. Rajaee has over 15 years' experience working in Australia, UK, Middle-East, U.S, Asia and Continental Europe.
In 2003, Rajaee started his career in Perth working for an international law firm as a disputes lawyer focussing on insurance, shipping and general commercial litigation. He subsequently spent several years in Dubai with another international law firm where he broadened his practice to international arbitration, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations. This included handling cross border disputes for banking, insurance and constructions clients covering the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, England and the US. Rajaee also successfully represented clients before the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre. In the international arbitration space, Rajaee acted for commercial, construction and insurance clients in proceedings governed by the rules of ICC, LCIA, DIAC and DIFC and seated in England, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Hong Kong.
In 2012, Rajaee moved in-house to join a Global Bank heading up its litigation and regulatory enforcement team for MENA, leading a team of 15 lawyers. In this role, Rajaee oversaw the Bank's disputes and the risks associated with regulatory/internal investigations in MENA. He managed disputes resolved by way of arbitration (ICC, LCIA) and before local and foreign courts (England, Singapore, France, Greece, UAE, Saudi Arabic, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain and Lebanon). Rajaee also worked closely with other teams in the Bank to advise on conduct and mis-selling related matters.
In 2015, Rajaee moved to London to co-lead a team of over 20 lawyers based in the UK, US and Hong Kong for the same Global Bank. In this role Rajaee provided legal, reputational and strategic advice regarding the Global Bank's cooperation with the Corporate Compliance Monitor, Skilled Person and Independent Consultant appointed by US and UK authorities. A key part of Rajaee's role was to help identify and escalate potential legal and regulatory breaches to senior executives. He also advised Regional and country CEOs and General Counsels on all matters relating to the Corporate Monitor's country reviews. He also analysed and responded to the Corporate Monitor's reports and recommendations. Rajaee remained in this role until October 2019, before joining the firm.