Skip to content

Sarah Alawi



Image of Sarah Alawi
Sarah Alawi



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. 

Related articles

Advocate General Opinion on the Sisal – Magellan Robotech Case

Publications: 05 July 2021

More clarity – and more questions – on Australia’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reforms

Key amendments to Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) laws have now come into effect, alongside new rules providing clarity on those amendments and an inquiry…

Read more



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD

View office →



Admitted as Solicitor in New South Wales, 2020

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


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.