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Rani’s core practice is complex commercial litigation and international arbitration (where her experience includes LMAA, LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, ARIAS, and ad hoc references). She appears as sole counsel in the Commercial Court and before arbitral tribunals across all chambers’ main areas of practice, and also as part of a larger team in complex, high value disputes.
Particular areas of expertise include:
Rani is ranked as Leading Junior International Arbitration Counsel and also in Chambers and Partners, Chambers and Partners Global and in the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior for Shipping and Commodities work. She was shortlisted as “Shipping Junior of the Year” in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2020.
Comments in the directories include:
Rani is ranked in the London and International directories as a Leading Junior Counsel in both international arbitration and commercial litigation. Rani appears in international commercial arbitrations under all main and specialist arbitral rules (including ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, HKSIAC, ARIAS) as well as ad hoc references. She is instructed as sole counsel in high value disputes across a range of disciplines as well as part of a larger team in complex technical cases. She is particularly experienced in appeals from arbitral awards and issues of jurisdiction including anti-suit injunctions as well as interim relief including freezing injunctions and the enforcement of awards.
Commercial litigation including appellate work
Rani appears alone and led in the Commercial Court in a broad range of commercial litigations and applications including in support of arbitration proceedings.
Rani is also often instructed in relation to appellate work particularly in relation to appeals on questions of law of general public importance from arbitration awards, e.g.:
Rani acts in both court and arbitration proceedings as well as in an advisory capacity in insurance, reinsurance, and broking disputes across all classes of business. She is regularly instructed in relation to coverage disputes in political risk, credit risk, and property & professional indemnity lines. She is often instructed in coverage arbitrations with an international trade, finance, and fraud element including those involving foreign law.
Rani was a panel member at the Zurich Cyber Insurance Forum, exploring industry concerns surrounding silent coverage in non-cyber policies and the efficacy of specific cyber exclusions.
Rani is regularly instructed as sole counsel across all manner of admiralty, charterparty and bill of lading disputes in both the commercial court and arbitration (particularly under the LMAA rules). Her commodities and international trade experience embraces all forms of international sale contracts and related finance disputes including associated insurance disputes.
She is an experienced in appellate work and has extensive experience in both making and defending s 68 and s 69 appeals as well as applications under more infrequently used provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996 including applications under s 41(3).
Sanctions work. Rani has experience in disputes concerning government detention and confiscation of vessels and goods arising out of breaches of local law and UN “sanctions-busting”.
Rani has acted as sole counsel in a wide range of high value disputes under bills of lading, including claims in respect of damaged automotive components, multimillion dollar claims for damage to shipments of reefer cargo and damaged tugboats shipped on deck. She is experienced in COGSA 1992 and successfully resisted an application for permission to appeal an arbitration award on the proper interpretation and application of the provisions on spent bills of lading in COGSA. She is well versed in the application of the Hague/Hague Visby Rules and US COGSA.
Rani deals with all manner of contractual disputes relating to the sale of goods under both domestic and international contracts of sale including claims in respect of damaged goods and non-delivery cases. She has been involved in many disputes involving CFR and FOB contracts of sale. She was recently instructed in a SIAC arbitration in relation to the FOB sale of oil which gave rise to various legal issues including delivery obligations under the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
Rani is on the Steering Committee of the Admiralty Bar Association.
She has acted both as sole counsel and with a leader in salvage disputes and related litigation in the Commercial and Admiralty Courts.
Rani acts in both on and off-shore energy and shipbuilding disputes and has significant experience of international arbitration. She also acts in related commercial disputes concerning all areas of contract, insurance, sale, purchase and financing of projects, including guarantee disputes.
Rani’s on-shore experience includes:
Rani acts in disputes concerning joint ventures, loan agreements, guarantees, mortgages and shareholders agreements. She is often involved in international trade disputes and related financing instruments including letters of credit and bonds. She accepts instructions in all areas of general commercial work in the Commercial Court and in arbitration including in relation to commercial fraud both domestic and international.
Rani is experienced in international and domestic arbitration and has acted in all manner of disputes under various rules e.g. ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and ad hoc references. As well as being regularly instructed in arbitration proceedings, she is often brought in to deal with related supervisory court applications, applications for interim injunctive relief, jurisdiction challenges, appeals and enforcement of foreign awards.
Rani has experience across a range of injunctive relief including freezing injunctions and anti-suit injunctions as well as various procedural matters in the Commercial Court including applications for security.
Rani acts in professional negligence disputes. She is often instructed in relation to yacht surveyors’ negligence as well as against repair yards and marinas, as well as in relation to (insurance) brokers’ negligence disputes.
Consultant to RAND Europe (Assistant Project Manager 2011) producing a report for the European Commission on the efficacy of the European Enforcement Order (“EEO”) which is a cross-border debt enforcement mechanism.
Placement at the (then) Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
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