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Sarah Alawi

Lawyer

Sydney

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Sarah Alawi

Lawyer

Sydney

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. 

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Hong Kong's personal data law given new teeth - what they mean for businesses

The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (the Ordinance) came into effect on 8 October 2021.

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Global Financial Regulatory Trends Related to ESG Issues Outside the EU

This article provides an overview of the global developments in the regulatory landscape for ESG-matters (with a key focus on 'Environmental') applicable to banks, particularly on reporting,…

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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…

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Office

Sydney

Allen & Overy
Level 25, 85 Castlereagh Street
Sydney
NSW 2000

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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.