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Sarah Alawi

Associate

London

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Sarah Alawi

Associate

London

Sarah is a lawyer in our Asia Pacific litigation practice, where she represents corporates and financial institutions in significant commercial disputes and contentious regulatory matters.

Sarah holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining Allen & Overy, Sarah practised law as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in a top-tier litigation practice where she acted for corporates, financial institutions and insurers in a broad range of commercial disputes. She appeared led and unled in the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal of New Zealand. Prior to that, Sarah was a Judges' Clerk at the High Court of New Zealand. 

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Solicitor in New South Wales, 2020

Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2016

Academic

LLM, Harvard Law School, 2020 (Fulbright Scholar)

BA/LLB(Hons), University of Auckland, 2015

Published work

  • "Gestational surrogacy disputes: a proposed cause of action for intended parents in New Zealand", New Zealand Law Review, 2017.